Pastor Gavin Clark and his wife Andrea
Building the Kingdom of God – that is our Vision!
This kingdom is described in Romans 14:17: „The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.“
Every human being has within him or her the longing for this 3-fold peace:
- Peace in relationships
- Peace with yourself
- Peace with God
If joy is added, then life has a completely different quality.
Having righteousness means being able to stand before God without guilt and accusation. A sense of security and safety allows us to live rooted and focused.
The Kingdom of God is not built on human principles. The Kingdom of God begins where a person opens his heart to Jesus Christ and gives Him dominion over his own life.
When we accept that Jesus is the King in our lives, His Kingdom comes with peace, joy and righteousness.
If we have peace with God because Jesus has forgiven our sins and become the Lord of our lives, then we can also have peace with God, peace with ourselves and peace with our fellow humans.
God alone can change our heart. The only condition is that we want this and allow it. Whoever wants this can always and everywhere speak to Jesus and invite Him into his life.
Jesus, I have reached my limits, failed, despaired… (whatever is the case with you). Please come into my life. Forgive me for all that I have said or done wrong. Forgive my sins, even the ones that happened unknowingly. Take hold of my heart and be the Lord in my life from today on. Change me. Give me peace with You, with myself and with my neighbors. I ask You for new joy in my life and the awareness of standing righteous before You.
I thank You for giving me this.
We believe in
The center of our confession is JESUS CHRIST. Him we preach.
In Jesus, God revealed Himself to mankind for salvation.
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God’s Spirit and is still valid today (2 Timothy 3:16). It is the unfailing guide of our life, thought and action. We want to learn from the study of God’s Word for our lives. In doing so, we believe and trust that the Holy Spirit still gives knowledge and guides people in a loving way today.
As Christians, we want to learn from Jesus’ example and are seeking to be recognized as His followers by the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22+23a): “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (slow to anger).” Where we fail to do this, we ask for forgiveness and, with Jesus’ help, we try to do better next time.
We are grateful that God is eternal, that even today He heals the sick and gives a delivered, fulfilled life. Prayer plays a central role in our lives, for example, in worship, when we thank God, in petition and intercession, and in blessing. We feel united with Christian believers of all denominations in Christ.
We believe in:
– the authority of the Word of God (2. Peter 1:21; 2. Tim. 3:16)
– the virgin birth (Matt. 1:18)
– the second coming of Jesus (Acts 1:11)
– the judgement after death (Hebr. 9:27)
– the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (Gospel of Matt.; John 11:25)
– the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, who reigns at the right hand of the
Father and intercedes for His believers (Mark 16:19; Rom. 8:34)
– the Trinity – God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; 2. Cor. 13:13)
– repentance because of sin (Acts 2:38 + 17:30)
– salvation by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 3:28)
– the new birth (John 3:3)
– the laying on of hands (Hebr. 6:2)
– the baptism in water (Acts 8:36-38)
– the baptism in the Holy Spirit, visible by speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4)
– the love and unity of all believers (John 17:11)
– the mission of the church to preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15)