What We Believe

Our Beliefs

The strategy and goal of Church @ the Intersection is to build a church with strong beliefs and values. We want to be a church that is spiritually alive with God’s presence and clearly focused on His mission and purpose for us today. We will exercise our faith to see God’s vision and mission accomplished on this earth. God’s goal is to have His glory cover this planet: that means we make God look good!

We Believe

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience, he fell from perfection. (Rom. 5:12)

The Plan of Salvation

We believe that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him. As many as receive Him He gives the right to become children of God. (John 1:12, 3:16, Rom. 5:8)

Ambassadors of the Kingdom of God

We believe that God has commissioned us as His ambassadors to the lost that they may be reconciled to Him through Jesus. (2 Cor. 5:20)

Divine Healing

We believe that we are mandated to lay hands on the sick that they may be healed. Divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (Mark 16:18. Jam. 5:14-16).

Water Baptism and the Lords Supper

We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Mt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and fruit of the vine (1 Cor. 11:24-25).

Daily Christian Life

We are committed to a daily life of following Jesus Christ and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of the Spirit-filled life. (1 Cor. 12:1-11, 14:12, Gal. 5:22, Heb. 6:1)

Doing the Works that Jesus Did

We believe that we are supposed to go into the world to do as Jesus did and that what we ask in His name as we do this, He will do. (John 14:12-14)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to empower the believer, and that He fills us in the same manner as in Bible days. We believe it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily. (Acts 2:4, Eph. 4:30-32).

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to give every believer to build up the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:1-11, 14:12, Gal. 5:22)

Church Relationship

We believe it is the duty of the Christian to identify himself with a local congregation of believers and to continue in fellowship with them (Heb. 10:24-25).

Civil Government

We believe it is the responsibility of believers to pray for those in authority (Rom. 13:1-5).

Tithes and Oerings

We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and offerings (Mal. 3:10, 2 Cor. 9:7).

COre Values

the Written Word of God

We believe the written word of God is God’s revelation of revealed Truth. The Bible is God’s Word written, the very pure Word of God, inspired and infallible. It is our source for preaching, teaching and doctrine. We believe the preaching of the Word will change lives, save souls from destruction and give life principles for victorious living. Furthermore, the Bible is proven historically to influence the foundations of good government, scientific discovery and societal reformation throughout modern history. The Bible is our infallible standard of faith and doctrine of practice. (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16)

personal growth

We believe the Bible (the Book) is God’s revelation of revealed Truth. It is our source for preaching, teaching, doctrine and overall practices for abundant living. We believe the preaching of the Word will change lives, save souls from destruction and give life principles for victorious living. The Bible is our infallible standard of faith and doctrine of practice. (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16)

local church

The New Testament Local Church is a community of people who have come together to fulfill the purposes of God, are structured according to a Biblical pattern, are living a lifestyle that is Spirit led, and are united in their pursuit of expanding God’s Kingdom and goodness. God desires the church or Ekklesia to be His governing body on Earth to show off His glory. We are to be a culture changing church that advances His Will, His influence, and His Kingdom!  We are NOT created to live isolated, independent lives. Through committed participation in the local church, we are to find instruction, encouragement, connection and unconditional love. (1 Peter 2:5,9; Ephesians 5:24-32, 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, 12:18; Matthew 16:16-19, 18:15-20)

the presence of god

We have a passion for God’s presence and believe it is important for each individual to experience the presence of God in their personal life and in our corporate services. We desire God’s presence to fill up, permeate, pervade and cover us every time we praise, worship and pray together. This is a driving force in all that we do in our church ministry and church services. We believe we are to enter His gates with thanksgiving and that’s our goal every time we are together. (2 Chronicles 5:13-14; Psalms 22:3, 16:11, 31:21; Acts 3:19; Exodus 33:14-16)


team leadership

We believe the best leadership for the local church is team leadership. Team leadership is when ministries are joined together by the Holy Spirit to work in joint cooperation, in submission and recognition of each other. In any given group of local church overseers, God places the mantle of leadership upon one leader to work with and lead the leadership team and the church and the Holy Spirit orchestrates the gifts and talents of all team members. We have built our church on the conviction that a team is necessary for the success of our church. God builds a team to fit the dream. (Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24; 1 Timothy 5:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14; Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:2; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Psalms 133:1-2)


Stewards are people who have committed to God as the owner of all things and accept the responsibility to manage His resources. Stewardship components consist of our time, strengths, talents and money. God desires that we receive abundantly and have more than enough so as to become liberal givers. (Proverbs 11:24, Luke 6:38, 1 Timothy 6:18-19, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Luke 16:10; Proverbs 3:6; 3 John 2; 2 Chronicles 26:5)


We are committed to defending the institution of traditional (Biblical) marriage to our friends, in our workplace, in our culture, with our children and any others in our circle of influence. We believe the family is vitally important to the work of God on planet earth. Our commitment is to those preparing for marriage and parenthood, and those who are already married or parents. We have a heart and ministry for those who have experienced a failed marriage, and for those who may be in a blended family situation. Whatever the variety of experience might be, we are committed to strengthening and restoring, and healing and working with any and all people who will allow the grace of God to touch their domestic lives. (Genesis 2:18, 24-25, Malachi 2:14; Proverbs 31:10, 2:17, 5:18; Ephesians 5:25-30; 1 Peter 3:7)

praise and worship

The believer’s response to God’s presence is with whole-hearted worship and praise. This may be evidenced with the lifting of hands, singing the songs of praise and the spontaneous, unrehearsed personal song of praise and other signs of excitement toward our God. We call this the sacrifice of praise. We believe a worshipping church is a praying church. Prayer and praise, often combined, are foundational to our worship. (John 4:23; Psalm 9:1-2, 111:1, 22:3, 134:2, 141:2; Mark 12:30; 1 Peter 2:5)