What we Believe
What we Believe
What we Believe
We are a Trinitarian church
This means that we believe in the Trinity described in the Bible as: God our Heavenly Parent, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. We are a non-denominational church, with Pentecostal / Charismatic roots. We believe in the emphasis of the role of the Holy Spirit in our personal and corporate lives and the Five-fold gifts and Offices in Eph. 4:11-13.
We are an Apostolic-Prophetic Church which means that we believe in the Fivefold ministry and that the gifts of the offices of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor & Teacher found in Eph. 4:11-13, are active and available for the Church, today.
At DGFC, we believe that the global church must embrace all the gifts given to the body of Christ given the the Church, in order to carry out God's mandate for the Kingdom on the earth.
As an apostolic-prophetic ministry, we believe in a demonstration of God’s power to heal, deliver, equip and restore the Church of Jesus Christ so that all will be able to carry out God’s Kingdom plan.
1 Cor 2:4
We believe that the offices of Apostle and Prophet are foundational to the Church, with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. (Eph 2:20) This is the divine order in which God has ordained the church to operate in and to carry out its mission.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and in the
speaking of tongues. We believe in the many gifts of the
Holy Spirit, which are given by God, for strengthening
and edifying believers, and for building up the body of
Christ. We also believe that we are measured by the
Fruit of the Holy Spirit, not by the gifts. (Gal 5:22)
We believe in baptism by water once a person has committed their life to Christ as an outward act of their inward salvation. Baptism is affirmed in the name of God our Heavenly Parent, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross, rose again on the third day, and ascended to heaven where he sits at the right hand of God.
We believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth at an appointed time, known only by God. There will be a trumpet call for all those who believe. (1 Thess.4:16-17)
Regarding "Child baptism", we have a ceremony called a "Dedication of Blessing". This is done over babies and children who are not old enough to make a decision for themselves to serve Christ. This incorporates the parents and their lifelong commitment to guide and teach their children about the Lord and bring them up in God's love.
We believe that all have sinned and need to be born again, or converted, or regenerated, in the name of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit.
We believe God’s grace is sufficient but that grace still requires every person to make their own committed decision to turn away from sin, (to repent) and turn to Christ of their own accord.
We believe that people can only be saved, or reconciled to God through the blood of Christ, shed on the cross. (John 3:3), confessing their sin, turning away from it, and turning to a life lived in Jesus Christ.
We believe ALL people once born again are called, "children of the Most High God", regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gender. God loves all people.
"Christ has come to change our hearts, not our fingerprints" - Apostle Deborah Bell.
We believe in the scriptural foundation of giving to God's House, the Church, both in our monthly regular 'tithe' and our firstfruit offerings, according to both the Old and New Testament teaching. We believe our sowing financially is an important act of worship and gratitude to God, in our very first steps of faith as believers.
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." (Malachi 3:10, NIV)
We believe in the New Testament teaching of giving what is in your heart to give, according to 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each person should give what they have decided in their hearts to give, not reluctantly, or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Giving to God's House is not only an essential part of our faith walk but it demonstrates our understanding of Honour.
To minister the word of God as we receive it from Scripture and from the Holy Spirit. To extend the Kingdom of God on earth to all people, according to (Matt 28:19). To teach, train, appoint and ordain suitable people from among the members of the church according to 1 Tim chap 3. To proclaim the Gospel of Christ and serve the church in all callings and areas of ministry. To bring all people to the knowledge that Jesus loves all people, and that nothing can separate us from God's love.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8:1, King James Version)