At Greater Love our focus is for individuals to embrace the reality of God’s existence through a worship experience; while allowing God to transform their lives on a personal level. Through the process of personal growth, we believe individuals will use their gifts and talents alongside others to advance our communities. Together we can reach out to the broken-hearted, sick, and hopeless.
Monthly outreach groups called “Tribes” serve as tools to educate, inspire, and motivate others to excel spiritually, physically, and financially.
TO GLORIFY GOD: Our mode of worship should be an attempt to glorify our Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s will for our congregation at this time;
TO EDIFY BELIEVERS: Our activity of Christian education, preaching of God’s Word, and fellowship are foundational to the growth, stability and viability of the believer;
TO EVANGELIZE THE WORLD: Our church effectively assaults evil, sin, poverty, and violence by winning people to Jesus Christ.
What We Believe
The Scriptures: We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is inerrant in the original writings. The Bible being the revealed Word of God is the ground and foundation from which all claims of truth shall be substantiated. The Word of God is alive and quick! Through God’s sovereign hand, the Scriptures have been preserved and are the supreme and final authority. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12)
God: We believe that there is only one true and living God, existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each is a distinct Person, but they are all of one essence; they all have the same nature, perfection and attributes, and each is worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence and obedience. (Genesis 1:1-3, 26; Matthew 3:16, 17; John 1:1, 14, 10:30, 14:26, 15:26; Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; that he shed His blood on Calvary in our place, was buried, rose again and ascended to the Father, according to the Scriptures. (Luke 1:26-33, 22:20, 24:46)
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity — God — and coexistent with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the Chief Agent in the regeneration of the soul, the Chief Convictor of sin and the Chief Comforter of the believer. Simultaneous with regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, permanently indwells him and seals him in salvation for all eternity. The Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts to the believer. (John 16:1-13; Acts 5:3-4; Titus 3:5; Matthew 3:11; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Corinthians 12:1-11)
Man: We believe that man is the direct creation of God — body, soul and spirit. Therefore, man is not in any way a result of evolution but is made in God’s image. The sin and fall of Adam resulted in the fall of creation and mankind, both physically and spiritually. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:10, 5:12, 8:18-23)
Salvation: We believe that all who, in faith, receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again by the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God. Salvation involves redemption, regeneration, sanctification and glorification. (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 10:9-10, 5:7-11; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22; John 17:16-22; II Corinthians 5:17; I Corinthians 6:19)
Eternal Security: We believe that salvation is not only a gift from God but is sustained by Him as well. Salvation is wholly of the Lord, apart from the works of man. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer and seals him in salvation for all eternity. Therefore, the believer shall be kept by the power of God through faith. (John 3:16, 10:27-29, 14:16-17, 26; Ephesians 1:13; 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6; I Peter 1:5; Jude 24-25)