And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV)
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 NKJV)
Just before ascended back into Heaven Jesus gave us the Great Commission to evangelize His world. Our mandate is clear – we are to go and make disciples. Our sincere desire and endeavor as a church is to fulfill this Great Commission. We believe Tarrant is our “Jerusalem,” Birmingham is our “Judea and Samaria,” and then we seek to help reach the “end of the earth” with the message of full salvation from sin.
The whole world, although engulfed in a myriad of problems and concerns, has one ultimate crisis that must be settled in the heart of each living soul. Mankind is tragically mired in sin, is at odds with God and doomed to eternal death. Every life issue drastically pales in comparison to the eternal consequences of sin. The only solution to mankind’s crisis is found in the forgiveness and salvation made possible by the sacrificial death of Jesus. It is for this reason God offered His only beloved Son for our sake. And it is also for this reason that Jesus’ parting words to his disciples commissioned them to tell everyone everywhere about the good news of salvation through Christ.
…with the message of Full Salvation from Sin
We believe and teach that a victorious Christian life is possible for all believers through the experience of both forgiveness of sins and the fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives.