What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of The Gathering Place  

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, eternal Word of God.
II Timothy 3:16, 17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:21; Isaiah 40:8;  Psalm 119:89, 160.

The Triune God

We believe that there is one true God, eternally existent as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 5:18, 23; 10: 29, 30; Psalm 139:7; I Corinthians 2:10,11; Hebrews 1: 5-12 Hebrews 9:14;  II Corinthians 13:14.

The Person of Jesus

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
John 1: 1-5; 20:28; Colossians 1:15-17; Matthew 1:22, 23; 3:16, 17; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:25; Matthew 28: 5-7; I Corinthians 15: 3-8; Acts 1: 9-11; 2: 32-33; Romans 8: 34; Ephesians 4:8-10; Hebrews 1: 2-3; I Thessalonians. 4:16-18.

The Work of The Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the personal baptism with the Holy Spirit as received by believers “at the beginning.” We believe in the present-day manifestation of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
John 1:33; 20: 21-23; Acts 1:8; 2: 4; 4: 31; 8:17; 10: 44-46; 19: 3-6; Romans 12: 6-8; I Corinthians 12:13, 27-31; 14: 1-40;  Ephesians 5:18. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9-11, 13-15; 15: 18,19; II Corinthians 1:21, 22; Ephesians 3: 14-19; 5: 18-20.

Salvation of Man

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Salvation is by faith alone through grace alone. Both justification and sanctification are the works of the Holy Spirit in those who trust in Jesus.
John 3:5, 6; Titus 3:5, 6; Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 3:2-3; I Peter 1:2.


We believe in obeying the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment.
Matthew 22:37, 38; 28: 18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24: 46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8.


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost of they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and of they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:28, 29; I Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 20:11-15.

The Church

We believe that unity regarding the foundational doctrines clearly taught in the Holy Bible is absolutely essential. At the same time, we also affirm that we must accept one another in the love of Jesus recognizing that there are different styles and expressions of worship. All the members of the Body do not look alike. Together, we are the Body of Christ, called to build the Kingdom in harmony 
and agape love.
John 17:11; Romans 12:1-13; 14:1-23; I Corinthians 12:4-6; 27-28; Ephesians 4: 1-6.

We want to lead people toward Missional Living

Missional living - Living like a missionary wherever you are

So What does a Missionary do?

They worship Passionately

  • They follow Jesus’s commandments to Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples.
  • They worship God both personally and corporately with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength
  • They study and apply God's Word in order to Glorify Him and teach others to be like him.
  • They spend time praying by both praising God and seeking His will for specific requests.

The are focussed on Serving

  • They participate in their church through the giving of their time, resources, finances, and spiritual gifts.
  • They meet regularly with other people to live life on life with others to build relationships and grow in faith.
  • They take responsibility for serving their community with the love of Jesus and invite them into a deeper relationship with Him.

They are Bold in Witnessing

  • They look for ways to share the gospel with those around them both through their actions and their words.
  • They strive to make discipleship a key element woven throughout their lives to become an equipped follower of Jesus who leads others to the same.