Our Mission ...to help all people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Our Vision …to create environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with believers and influence with seekers.
Our Core Values 1. We value the Bible as the foundation for life. We believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word and is the only infallible, unfading, reliable source of truth to build our foundation for life upon. We believe that real life transformation and discipleship occur through the anointed teaching and studying of God’s Word. (Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 4:2, James 1:22-25). 2. We value bringing people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that God wants us to follow His Great Commission and reach all of those who have not been introduced to a relationship with Him. We believe God wants us to be a globally minded church. We desire to share the love of Jesus Christ to the Hazleton Area, it’s surrounding regions and communities around the world. (Matthew 5:13-16, 25:31-46, 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 10:25-37, John 13:34-35, Acts 1:8) 3. We value the family. We desire an atmosphere of growth that encourages and strengthens marriages and families. We are committed to strong children, youth and adult ministries. (Genesis 1:26-28, Psalms 8:1-2, 127:3-5, Matthew 19:4-6) 4. We value building meaningful relationships. God’s message of love and forgiveness through Christ is best seen at work within the context of personal relationships. Our small groups (Life Groups) offer loving friendships, spiritual growth, and accountability through authentic community. We strive to share life together! (Acts 2:42-46, John 13:9-17, 1 Corinthians 12 & 14, 1 Thess. 2:8) 5. We value people with a heart to serve. Faith Assembly is led by spiritually and naturally gifted servant leaders, called by God, to doing something significant for His kingdom. We believe every follower of Christ is a minister and is to use their spiritual gifts and talents to serve others within our church and throughout the world. (Matthew 20:26, Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:7, Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Peter 4:10-11). 6. We value relating God’s message to all people. We believe that God is very relevant to the cultures, races and generations of today. We seek to share God’s word with understanding, creativity and innovation. All who come will have the opportunity to receive the good news in a doctrinally pure and culturally relevant way. (Psalm 133:1, John 17:20-24, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, 12:12-27, James 2:1-9, Revelation 5:9-10) 7. We value a commitment toexcellence. We believe that God gave His best when He sent His one and only Son, Christ Jesus, to earth to offer us eternal life with Him. Therefore, we seek to honor Him through our commitment to excellence. We strive for excellence in everything we do because we believe excellence inspires people to higher levels of commitment, confidence and Christian living. (Malachi 1:6-14, John 3:16, Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 14:12)
What do the Assemblies of God believe? The Assemblies of God has 16 Fundamental Truths, which are non-negotiable tenets of faith. They are:
The Scriptures Inspired
The One True God
The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Fall of Man
The Salvation of Man
The Ordinances of the Church
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit