Faith Works Church believes in classic Christian theology and teaches the spiritual disciplines of conscious breathing, meditation and exercise.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original documents. It has the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We believe the Bible is not an obscure book. We teach that, if read in context, what it has to say becomes clear.
We believe that there is one true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is not distant and uncaring; He is intimately involved with His creation. He hears and answers prayer, and He saves everyone who comes to Him through Jesus.
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He is God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life. He suffered and died, taking the penalty for our sins so that we could be forgiven. He rose bodily on the third day, ascended into Heaven, and will personally, visibly return to earth, bringing those cleansed by His sacrifice into eternal blessedness and judging the wicked.
We believe that the Father and the Son gave the Holy Spirit to regenerate, indwell, and empower all who believe in Jesus. He comes to live in us when we place our trust in Christ. He helps us, teaches us, and guides us, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
We believe that we’re all created in the image of God, but are also sinners both by choice and by nature—every one of us. It’s impossible to be good enough to earn salvation—we need to repent of our sins and trust in Christ. Then we are washed clean by the Holy Spirit, not because of our goodness, but because of God’s grace and mercy. We are then enabled by the Spirit to live lives for the glory of God and the well-being of our fellow men.
We believe that Jesus started the church. The universal church is composed of all people in any Christian denomination throughout the centuries, who through faith in Jesus have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. The local church is any group of believers who get together for worship, Bible study, prayer, the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, and evangelism of a lost world.
In the Bible it says, “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4). At Faith Works Church, we encourage our attendees to spend a few moments each day in the spiritual discipline of slow and conscious breathing.
Slow, steady, and deep breathing through your nostrils has been medically proven to support optimum health, reduce stress, and to foster a sense of tranquility. Most importantly, a daily practice of mindful breathing helps create peace in your mind, ultimately allowing “space” in your thinking to experience the grace of God.
The Bible teaches, “Be still, and know I am God” (Psalm 46:10). We believe one of the most effective ways to experience the embrace of God is silence and stillness in His presence. At Faith Works Church we teach a variety of meditation practices, to include meditation on the biblical name of God, “Yahweh” and “I AM” in addition to the “Jesus Christ prayer.” Biblical meditation (also referred to as Christian Contemplation) has been shown to have numerous benefits, including a heightened sense of tranquillity, mental clarity, peacefulness and awareness of God’s presence.
In the Bible it says, “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you” (1 Corinthians 6:19). At Faith Works Church, we believe everyone has a responsibility to strengthen the temple of both our body and our mind. Exercise and physical fitness can be a form of “active worship” for those committed to developing a relationship with God. We encourage everyone to take daily steps to enhance fitness, which encompass exercise, proper nutrition, and hydration.