In 1970, Wayman Mitchell went to the small town of Prescott, Arizona. From here, a spiritual fire was launched that is spanning the globe. In a few short years, hundreds of churches have been planted.

 

The Vision and the method the indigenous church

God is returning the church to the dignity of its foundations. What are needed are churches that will go back to their spiritual roots - the Bible. There we find that each church was a launching pad to win the world - supporting itself, disciplining, training, equipping, and releasing workers into the world. Many think of the church as a dead institution or a meaningless relic, years behind the times. We believe the church is the Bride of Christ, the depository of Gods glory and the pillar and ground of truth. It is he most vital Institution on Planet Earth History revolves around the visible body of Christ. Jesus is showing us the keys to releasing His Church.

 

Statement of faith

  • There is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God the Father is the Creator of the universe. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.

  • Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. He left Heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the made. He left Heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures--God and man--in one person.

  • The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord, and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us the image of Christ.

  • The baptism in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  • In the Bible containing the Old and New Testament is alone the only infallible inspired Word of God, and this its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard, The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.

  • Christ's vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world. It's benefits of healing (body, soul, and spirit) are provided for in the atonement as well.

  • That salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one's life as Lord and Savior (regeneration).

  • The Cristian life is to be one of consecration, devotion, and holiness. The shortcomings of the individual are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured.

  • The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God among the saints through the Spirit. Every believer born of the Spirit has a place in the church designated by God. A place where Christ is working in the lives of the called out ones and calling ministers to the great commission to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation.

  • In the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual's life and is a public testimony that the person now belongs to Christ. It is identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus and is done in the a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him.

  • In the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, and the final judgement. The final judgement will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ.