Awaken Church is incredibly optimistic about the good news of the Gospel – that faith in Jesus Christ makes possible an authentic relationship with God, a life empowered by the Holy Spirit to deeply know Him and make Him known, and to have assurance of eternal life now and forever.
We believe in the life-giving message of The Bible – the inspired Word of God.
It’s message and words are fundamental in understanding Salvation,
living an empowered life, and becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
GOD – THE TRINITY
We believe in the one living God known in the context of community.
We believe in one God in three persons.
He is one in his essential nature, power, and eternity –
and three persons known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that humanity was created for relationship with God and with others.
We were made in our creator’s image, but that image has been marred by sin from the time of Adam and Eve.
Sin has caused us to find our identity in creation over our Creator. Our heart is bent inward and away from God.
We used our free will to rebel from God and now find ourselves in need of a savior.
We are lost in our sins and cannot find our own way back to God apart from his work
on the cross and the convicting work of the Spirit.
THE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God – part of the Trinity.
He was born of a virgin, lived a life of perfect love and selflessness, died on the cross
as a substitute for us and our sin, was buried, and on the third day, conquered death
and was raised to life. The wages of sin is death – but Christ came to save us from Sin.
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe The Holy Spirit is the helper, the counselor, and the spiritual presence of God
who carries out the work of Jesus Christ. He lives within the hearts of people and helps
them live an empowered life – a life empowered to Love God and Love Others.
He teaches us about the heart of God, convicts us of our sin and waywardness,
and guides us as we walk through life.