Welcome to Greater Life Church!
In all things, we aspire to excellence. This honors God and inspires people. Through our shared vision and teamwork, we will continue to achieve great things for the Kingdom of God!
We invite you to be a part of who we are with these four steps:
• Attend weekend services
• Learn about membership by attending the Our Church Experience
• Serve as part of the Dream Team
• Join or lead a Life Group
Our Vision and Purpose
To Be Loved - Have Life - Fulfill Your Purpose
We minister the love of God to the whole person, the whole family, and the whole community. We are relentless in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in truth and love so that people can experience a greater life in Jesus Christ. We enable people to mature in God's grace and equip them to influence and change the world in which they live.
Evangelism: We value reaching the lost. Jesus did this, and so do we (Luke 5:30-32)
Discipleship: We value the Word of God. It is a living guide for everyday life (Luke 6:46-49)
What We Believe
God Wrote a Book (The Bible)
The Bible was written by men under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is for all people, in every situation. It contains no error. God's words were relevant then, are still relevant today, and will be forever.
The Trinity (Three People = One God)
God has always been and always will be. He created all things. He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—three persons, three different roles—all equally One God.
Man (Made to Be Like God)
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:7, Deuteronomy 28:13, Psalms 8:3-6, Psalms 91:7, Jeremiah 29:11, Zephaniah 3:17, Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:6-7, John 14:27, Acts 17:26-31, Romans 8:37, Ephesians 2:4-10, Philippians 4:13
Marriage (God's Covenant Design)
Marriage is God’s idea. He designed it so that we might understand and express His love and our likeness to Him in real ways, every day. God established the marriage covenant between one man and one woman. This blueprint for marriage is clearly stated in Scripture; therefore, we as a church are committed to upholding God’s original design for the marriage covenant relationship.
Jesus (God Sent a Savior)
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God's demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
Matthew 1:18-23, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 28:5-6, Luke 24:46-47, John 1:14, John 3:16, John 10:30, John 11:25-27, John 17:1-5, Acts 2:22-24, Romans 1:3-4, Romans 3:23-26, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1 Peter 2:23-24
Salvation (The Only Way)
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation is only possible through the belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Salvation cannot be earned or obtained through the church, church membership, sacraments, or good works. It is freely given because Jesus has already paid for our redemption. Those who put their trust in Jesus and set Him in command of their lives are forgiven and made new.
John 14:6, Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 53:5-6, Isaiah 55:7, Matthew 1:21, Luke 1:68-69, John 1:12, John 3:16-17, John 3:36, John 5:24, Acts 2:21, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31, Romans 3:21-30, Romans 3:23-25, Romans 5:8-10, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, Galatians 3:13, Galatians 4:4-7, Ephesians 2:8-10, Hebrews 9:27-28
Water Baptism (Be Fully Immersed)
Jesus is our example in all things. He was baptized by being fully immersed in water. Following in His example is our way to show the world that we have decided to identify ourselves with the redemption Jesus purchased for us. We are symbolically buried and raised with Him in faith.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (You Will Receive Power)
As a Christian, the Holy Spirit is always in us to guide us, comfort us, empower us, and teach us to act more like Jesus. The presence and baptism of the Holy Spirit are gifts from the Father, available to all believers. The confirmation of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is received subsequent to salvation, is speaking in other tongues.
Acts 1:4-8, Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Matthew 3:11, Luke 1:35, Luke 11:13, Luke 12:12, John 15:26, John 16:7-14, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:42-43, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:2-6, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 8:14-16, Romans 8:27-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14
Healing (God Wants You Well)
Healing is a privilege for every believer. God wants each of us to live healthy and whole lives so that we can live for Him and help others more effectively.
The Church (We're in It Together)
The Church—the Body of Christ—is not a building. It is a gathering of local believers. The Church is also the whole of all believers working together to fulfill God's purpose of reaching all people with the Gospel. We are to work together to help each other in love and unity.
Ephesians 5:25-27, Matthew 18:15-20, Acts 2:42-27, Acts 13:1-3, Acts 20:28, 1 Corinthians 7:17, 1 Corinthians 9:13-14, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:19-22, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 3:15, 1 Peter 5:1-4
Eternity (Somewhere Forever)
We will exist forever after this life. Those in union with God through salvation will remain with Him in Heaven. Those separated from God by sin will remain apart from Him in Hell. Heaven and Hell are real places that exist without end.
Jesus Will Return (It's Not Over)
Jesus is coming back for His Church as He promised. He will return to the earth one day to reward those who have faithfully followed Him and obeyed His commands.
John 5:24-29, John 14:18, John 14:28-29, Acts 1:11, Acts 3:20-21, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Hebrews 9:28, Revelation 22:20