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UECA Inc.

United Evangelic Fellowship & Christian Faith Assembly

UECA Fellowship & members do look for what will make us “different” from other denominations, as we seek what will join together our community, our families, our churches, and the value of serving the Kingdom of God. For through Christ we serve faithfully keeping of what the prophets and apostles have taught. What joins us to believe of all times and places can be summed up in four points: 1) “Grace Alone” Fallen humans are only restored to live with God by His good will toward us, shown in Christ. We can do nothing to earn or deserve God’s love. 2) “Faith Alone” A believer receives the benefit of God’s grace and Christ’s work by trusting God’s Word and promise. Faith is not so much a “decision” as it is the movement of the heart that the Holy Spirit works in us when we are born to a new life.
3) “The Word Alone” The Holy Bible, inspired by God, is the only reliable source of truth about grace and life. In the history it recounts, the Bible shows us exactly what we need to know and believe (no more, no less) to have a life in Christ. Because the Scriptures were inspired, we also teach that as God originally gave them, the writings were without error. 4) “Christ Alone” Jesus Christ, perfectly divine and perfectly human, is the center of Scripture, the object of faith, and our hope for grace; it is in Christ alone that we have new life. It is Christ alone Whose death covers our sin; it is Christ alone Who, rising from the grave gives eternal life to those who call upon Him in faith.

Presiding Bishop Dr. Waters

″Be the Light of Christ so others may know his name″
ACTS Institute

I understand that things in this life may seem to be very hard to handle right now, especially with so much anger, sadness, killing, disease, and so much hate toward one another, but it takes 1 person to truly have faith in the Lord to truly begin to change the lives of so many people. Are you that person? Can you be that person? The calling of God has been placed upon your very soul, answer the call and watch how the word begin to change.

United Evangelic Fellowship & Christian Faith Assembly Inc. aim to be a body of believers, bound together by our love for Jesus Christ and his Word, reflecting God’s love, grace, and truth.

Our faith goal  is to glorify God by loving as Jesus loves.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God made man, sent to Earth to save humankind from sin, death, and Hell. We regard the Holy Scriptures as God’s inerrant Word. We nurture a love to study the Bible and strive to live according to God’s principles as we walk with him each day.

Our ministry is of Apostolic and Evangelic influences. While we cherish our heritage, we have been richly blessed by our increasingly multi-cultural nature.

As children of God we are distinct from unbelievers, yet we are engaged with the world around us, in our workplaces, schools, and communities. Our families are treasured, as are friendships that cross generational and geographical lines. We value service, hospitality, and fellowship as we worship, sing, and labor side by side.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

1. The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God to man. The New Testament serves as the foundation of the doctrine of the Apostolic Christian Church. The authorized King James version is embraced.

John 1:1

2 Timothy 3:16

2 Peter 1:20-21

Revelation 22:18-19

2. There is one eternal God, the Creator of all things, who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1

Matthew 28:19

Colossians 1:16-17

Revelation 1:8

3. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life.

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:23

Hebrews 1:1-8

Hebrews 7:26

4. Man was created in God's image, but by man's transgression, he became separated from God. All who reach the age of accountability are responsible for their sinful deeds.

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 3:1-24

John 3:3

Romans 3:10

Romans 3:12

Romans 3:23

5. Jesus Christ gave His life on Calvary's cross and His precious blood was shed as a ransom for all. He was buried, and He rose again the third day for our justification.

Romans 4:25

Romans 5:8

I Corinthians 15:3-4

I Timothy 2:6

I Peter 1:18-19

6. Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected: the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal damnation.

Daniel 12:2

John 3:16

John 5:28-29

2 Peter 3:7-9

Revelation 20:12-15

7. Faith in Christ's redemptive work on Calvary which results in repentance is the beginning of a true Christian life. The fruits of repentance are a humble and contrite heart, prayer, godly sorrow, confession to God in the presence of man, forsaking of all sin, restitution, and a forgiving spirit.

Psalms 34:18

Proverbs 28:13

Matthew 3:6-8

Matthew 18:21-35

Luke 14:33

Luke 19:8

Acts 17:30

Acts 19:18

2 Corinthians 7:10

Ephesians 2:8-9

Hebrews 11:6

1 John 1:9

8. A true conversion is evidenced by a spiritual rebirth, restoration of peace with God and man, the fruit of the Spirit, and obedience to God's word.

1 Peter 1:23

Romans 5:1

Galatians 5:22-26

1 John 2:3-6

9. Following a testimony of faith and conversion, a covenant of faithfulness to God is made. Baptism of faith (by immersion) is administered in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Hebrews 10:16-17

Matthew 28:19

Romans 6:3-4

1 Peter 3:21

10. The believer is sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. This is acknowledged and symbolized in a prayer of consecration (following baptism) by the laying on of hands of the elder. As a member of the body of Christ, the believer experiences spiritual growth and edification within the church.

Romans 12:5

Ephesians 1:13

Ephesians 4:15

1 Timothy 4:14

Hebrews 6:1-2

11. The New Testament Church appears in two distinct aspects:

    A. A fellowship of converted men and women (known as Brothers and Sisters), with Christ as Head, functioning in accord with New Testament teachings.

Matthew 18:20

1 Corinthians 1:10

Colossians 1:18

B. The glorious Church, the Bride of Christ, including all saints of all ages, to be manifest fully at the return of Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:52

Ephesians 5:27

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

12. Brethren who are sound in faith, doctrine, and example serve as elders, ministers, and teachers. They are chosen from the congregation for the furtherance of the gospel of the grace of God to all people.

Matthew 28:19-20

Ephesians 4:11-12

2 Timothy 2:2

Hebrews 13:7

Hebrews 13:17

13. The bread and the fruit of the vine in Holy Communion symbolize the body and the blood of Christ. A closed communion is observed by the church following self-examination by the members.

1 Corinthians 10:16

1 Corinthians 11:17-32

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

14. The Holy Greeting, a kiss of charity, is practiced among brethren as a symbol of love for one another.

Romans 16:16

1 Corinthians 16:20

1 Peter 5:14

15. Sisters wear a veil or head covering during prayer and worship as a symbol of their submission according to God's order of Creation.

1 Corinthians 11:1-16

16. The believers live separated, sanctified lives and are not conformed to the world. Discipline of erring members is administered for their spiritual welfare and for the preservation of the church.

Matthew 18:15-17

John 17:14-16

Romans 12:2

1 Corinthians 5

Galatians 6:1

1 Thessalonians 5:22

2 Thessalonians 3:6

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

James 1:14-15

James 4:4

1 Peter 1:14-15

1 John 2:15-17

17. Governmental authority is respected and obeyed. Members serve in a non-combatant status in the military. Oaths are not taken, but truth is affirmed.

Matthew 22:21

Luke 3:14

Romans 13:1-10

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Hebrews 12:14

James 5:12

1 Peter 2:12-14

18. Marriage is a lifelong union ordained of God in which a man and a woman of like mind, faith, and fellowship are united in the Lord in Holy Matrimony.

Mark 10:9

1 Corinthians 7:39

Ephesians 5:21-33

Colossians 3:18-19

Titus 2:2-6

1 Peter 3:1

1 Peter 3:7

19. Although the gift of eternal life is a present possession of every true believer, it is possible for a believer of his own free will to forsake his faith, return to sin, and consequently forfeit eternal life with Christ.

Matthew 25:24-30

John 3:36

John 15:1-7

Romans 6:16

Romans 8:35-39

1 Corinthians 9:27

1 Timothy 1:18-20

1 Timothy 4:1

2 Peter 2:22

1 John 5:11-13

Revelation 2:10

Revelation 3:5

Revelation 3:16

Revelation 3:21

20. Built upon the Lord Jesus Christ, the church is a closely knit body of believers sharing each other's joys and sorrows in the true spirit of brotherhood. The church seeks to grow in the love of Christ and the understanding of His Word. The church extends a gracious invitation to all to come and worship in spirit and truth.

Luke 24:47

John 4:24

1 Corinthians 1:10

1 Corinthians 12:25-26

Ephesians 4:16

Philippians 1:21 

DOCTRINE PRINCIPLES

 

By God’s grace we will strive to live according to these principles for his glory.

 

A.) Jesus Christ’s love for us is the foundation and motivation for everything we do.

  1. Our primary identity is that of a child of God through Jesus Christ and is manifested in all aspects of our earthly walk.
  2. We are citizens and ambassadors of His eternal Kingdom, as evidenced by His Holy Spirit dwelling within us and guiding our lives.
  3. We are ready to suffer on behalf of Christ. We recognize many believers are persecuted, and we are called to know the fellowship of His sufferings.

B.) We seek to be like Jesus in thought, action, and character, and to live the entire counsel of His Word.

  1. We daily become more like Jesus by nurturing our relationship with Him through prayer, learning and obeying His Word, listening to the Holy Spirit's guidance, and spending time with fellow believers.
  2. We follow Jesus’ path of self-sacrificial love and humble service. We interact with all people in kindness, mercy, truth, and forbearance.
  3. We forgive others as Christ forgave us.

C.) We follow the Great Commission, sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ in our homes, churches, communities, and throughout the world as God calls us to serve.

  1. As witnesses of Jesus Christ, we embrace His desire that all people be saved and inherit eternal life.
  2. We equip ourselves and willingly share the Gospel with love, gentleness, and respect while trusting in the Holy Spirit to convert souls.
  3. When souls respond to God’s call, we nurture and disciple them as they experience repentance, conversion, and baptism into their new life in Jesus Christ.
  4. We teach and maintain biblical truth while being sensitive to the unique aspects of every individual, culture, and country.
  5. We strengthen and establish churches when and where directed by God through His Holy Spirit.

D.) We disciple and care for one another as a committed church body.

  1. We are committed to strong cross-generational relationships as we worship, fellowship, and disciple across congregations.
  2. We cultivate a supportive Christ-like environment of compassion, transparency, spiritual growth, and accountability. We care for one another in all of life’s circumstances, having a special care for the hurting, struggling, and broken-hearted.
  3. We support and strengthen singles, marriages, and families. We endeavor to bring up our youth in the teachings of Jesus and His Word.
  4. We nurture the spiritual mind toward the fruit of the Holy Spirit and abhor sin as we by God’s grace overcome it. We repent, confess, and turn away from sin through the ongoing process of sanctification.
  5. We accept the responsibility of humbly correcting and being corrected by our brothers and sisters in Christ. We practice loving, biblically-based church discipline of members overtaken by sin to assist in their restoration of peace and relationship with God.
  6. We value the diversity of spiritual gifts and talents in one another as vital to a healthy church body and show loving esteem for all.
  7. We rejoice together as a church family as we experience the important spiritual milestones in each other’s lives.

E.) We apply spiritual discernment to our daily decisions based on the Bible, prayer, the Holy Spirit’s direction, and Godly counsel from fellow believers.

  1. We steward God's gifts and our resources with integrity, redeeming the time by striving to live all aspects of our lives in thankfulness, simplicity, and modesty.
  2. We exercise discretion when presented with advances in technological innovation.
  3. As God’s image bearers, we value His creation of human life from conception as sacred and seek to make decisions on human life based upon the truths of God’s principles.
  4. We maintain and teach consistent biblical principles on matters of male and female sexuality and identity, showing compassion without compromise.

F.) We see God’s value in each individual and joyfully reflect Jesus’ peaceful spirit.

  1. We are willing to take the lesser part and do not seek vengeance, trusting in God’s provision and providence.
  2. We speak the truth in love. We do not swear. We affirm the truth as an expression of honesty and integrity.
  3. We live peaceable, non-violent lives. We respect and pray for others while using discretion if engaging in societal issues or political situations.
  4. We are willing to lay aside our own desires for the spiritual welfare of others.

G.) We believe the Bible is true, timeless, and inspired of God.

  1. We nurture a love to study the Bible, cherishing its redeeming and transforming power. We prioritize personal devotions and corporate worship.
  2. We trust the Holy Spirit to give understanding in how to apply the Bible. We accept personal responsibility to search the whole counsel of God and strive to live accordingly, acknowledging application deserves and requires ongoing learning and discernment from each church generation and its leadership.

H.) We, as a ministry, contend for the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Word.

  1. Our ministers and teachers are committed to diligently study and rightly preach and teach the full counsel of God’s Word.
  2. We respect God-ordained ministries/ outreach/ church leaders and uphold them in prayer. We interact with any and all leaders in mutual humility and transparency and embrace biblically-based, Spirit-led decisions.
  3. We embrace Holy Spirit-inspired worship services expressed in common patterns of preaching and teaching from the Bible, praying, singing, and fellowshipping together as a close-knit ministerial body.
  4. We encourage understanding of customs and practices that help focus our love for God and His Word, support sanctified living, and provide order to our worship services. We do not elevate ministries/organizations or church practices or personal preferences to be equal with Scripture or to be our source of identity, unity, or holiness as we teach their underlying biblical principles.

I.) We freely give as we have freely received, recognizing our lives and resources belong to God.

  1. We foster a healthy personal relationship with God as we serve others, seeking to do all for His glory and not our own, without comparing ourselves among ourselves.
  2. We joyfully and obediently respond to the Holy Spirit as we humbly give and receive, bearing each other’s burdens when there is physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual need.
  3. We are called to do good to all people, including those who would disagree with or want to harm us, and express this through prayer, hospitality, and deeds of service.

Vision

A body of believers, bound together by our love for Jesus Christ and His Word, reflecting God’s love, grace, and truth.

Our Vision reflects a functioning inspirational body tightly bound together above all by God, through Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit. This bond of love and joy strengthens our family of strong relationships without partiality. It speaks to a shared desire to edify one another and God’s desire for grace and truth in the church. This is the vision we wish to show all nations and our bond of love motivates everything we do individually and together.
For we are here to: Equip - Educate - Empower - Encourage - Elevate & Endorse the full gospel and full body of Christ.

Purpose

To glorify God by loving as Jesus loves.

As a full body in Christ, called together to reflect God’s love, grace and truth we want to honor God by loving all people as Jesus loves all people. This should generate a life of glory to God and good works towards everyone, friend and enemy alike. To do so generates the desire and the ability to share the Gospel with all people and to live obedient lives. Loving Him means we will fulfill the Great Commission given to His followers and keep His commandments in honor of His love towards us.

Mission

We summarize our purpose by saying our ministry and/or assembly has a four-pillar mission:

  1. To present to the lost the gospel message of salvation based on faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and a true repentance and conversion.
  2. To teach and nurture the believers toward a sanctified life and to faithfulness by God's grace and through His Word.
  3. To preserve sound doctrine by "contending for the faith."
  4. To offer loving, humble deeds of service to fellow believers and all mankind in the name of Christ.
1.) Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 3:19; Eph. 2:8 2.) Col. 1:28; Eph. 4:12; Eph. 5:26-27 3.) Jude 3; Acts 20:27; 1 Tim. 4:16 4.) Gal. 5:13; Gal. 6:10; Phil. 2:7