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Our Vision

Thrive exists to raise up disciples of Christ that bear fruit and plant the seed of the Word of God in others.

Vision Statement

Thrive will makes an impact wherever it is. A Pastor once said that if a church should close and no one notices, then they have not made an impact. Thrive strives to impact our neighborhood (Jerusalem), our State (Judea and Samaria) outside our State and other nations (end of the earth). Acts 1:8

NAME OF THE CHURCH

Thrive Ministries endeavors to be a representation of what the body of Christ is called to do. It is about being an entity that others can receive, learn and grow from. The only way that can happen is if the ministry itself thrives. We envision a tree with men, women, families, children, friends and unsaved people standing under it and reaching for and picking fruit. The tree is constantly thriving so that others may constantly come and eat from it.

Proverbs 11:28 Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Statement of Fundamental Truths Statement of Faith

The scriptures inspired.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 2:2).

The one true Godhead.

We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the whole universe. He has existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, John 1:1, Acts 5:3-4)

Man, his fall and redemption.

Man was created good and upright for God said, “Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21).

Jesus Christ.

We believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will literally return to earth. (Mark 1:1; Luke 1:26-35; Hebrews 4:15; Acts 1:9-11) We believe Jesus Christ died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, and rose from the grave. (Matthew 16:21, Mark 8:31)

The Holy Spirit.

We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, either at the time of or subsequent to regeneration, which is a distinct work from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit desires to fill each believer continually with increased power for Christian life and witness, and imparts His supernatural gifts for the edification of the Body and for various works of ministry. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18; Mark 1:8; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:4; 2:38; 4:8, 31; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 19:2,6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

The salvation of man.
  • Conditions of Salvation. The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11, Romans 10:13-15, Luke 24:47, Titus 3:5-7).
  • The evidence of salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
Baptism in water.

The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the scriptures by all who have repented and believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as in inner cleansing. They declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47, Acts 48, Romans 6:4, Acts 20:21, Hebrews 10:22).

The Lord’s supper.

The Lord’s supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers until He comes.

The promise of the Father.

All believers are entitled to the promise of the Father and the baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience in the early Christian Church. With it comes a deeper spiritual life and service, the endowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9).

The church.

The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the spirit, is an integral part of the church, which is written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23).

The blessed hope.

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Titus 2:12, 1 Corinthians 15:51, Romans 8:23).

The millennial reign of Jesus.

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on earth are the scriptural promise and the world’s hope (2 Thessalonians 1:17, Revelation 19:11-14, Romans 11:26, Romans 11:27, Revelation 20:1-7).

The lake of fire.

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whoever not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake, which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:10-15).

The new heavens and the new earth.

We, “according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Revelation 22).

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