Mission Church English Ministry
Our Mission Statement
Our purpose, by the power of the Holy Spirit, is to glorify and enjoy
God, and to make disciples of Jesus Christ who are obeying His word, loving and
serving one another, and compassionately seeking to bring the lost to Christ.
Our Faith Statement
Our Faith statement describes what we believe.
In essential beliefs - we have unity.
“There is one body and one Spirit…there is one
Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all….”
In non-essential beliefs - we have liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing
judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To
his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of
himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself
and God.” (Romans 14:1,4,12,22)
In all our beliefs - we show love.
“…If I hold in my mind not only all human
knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can
move mountains - but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” (1
About the Bible
We believe the Bible is the Word of God. We believe the original manuscripts
of both the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, inerrant and
infallible. We believe the present canon of Scripture, the Bible, containing
the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is now complete and closed and is
our only and final authority for what we are to believe and for the way we are
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, Revelation 22:18-19)
We believe in One God who is manifested in three distinct Persons: the
Father, His Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in
Deity, each One possessing all of the divine attributes, but they are different
Persons. All three are eternal, unchanging, and worthy of our faith, love and
(Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
About Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus Christ is eternal; He was with the Father “before the world
was.” He became a man, born of the virgin Mary, and His humanity did not in any
way change His Deity. We believe He lived a sinless life, died for the sins of
the whole world, was raised bodily from the dead, and then ascended bodily into
heaven. We believe He is coming again: before the Tribulation to rapture the
Church and after the Tribulation to reign as King upon the earth during the
(John 17:5, Isaiah 9:6-7, Matthew 1:20-21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 John 3:5, 1 Peter
2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 1 John 2:2, Acts 1:9, Hebrews 4:14, 1 Thessalonians
4:13-18, Matthew 24:29-31, 25:31)
About the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts men of their need of Christ before they
can be saved. He regenerates, baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ,
and permanently indwells every child of God from the moment he is saved. We
believe the Holy Spirit endows every believer with one or more spiritual gifts.
He is the Author and Interpreter of the Scriptures in that no one can understand
the Scriptures without Him.
(John 16:7-11, 3:5, 1 Corinthians 12:13, John 14:16-17, Romans 8:9, 1
Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:4-11, Romans 12, 1 Peter 4:10, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter
1:21, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:10-14, John 14:26, 16:13)
We believe man was created by God in the image of God. We believe man was
created without sin, but due to Adam’s disobedience, the whole human race fell
under divine judgment. We believe men are born with a sin nature, totally
depraved, alienated from God, and unable to do anything to remedy this
(Genesis 1:26-27, Psalms 14:1-3, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, 5:12, Ephesians
We believe Adam’s original sin was provoked by Satan. We believe Satan
continues to tempt men to sin. Satan (also called the Devil) is a living being,
a fallen angel, who leads the demons (other fallen angels) in opposition to all
that has to do with God, His purposes, and His people. Although Satan still does
his evil work in the world, he is a defeated and doomed foe who will ultimately
be cast into the lake of fire.
(Genesis 3, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Ephesians 2:2, 6:10-11, Matthew 25:41, John
16:11, Revelation 12:12, 20:10)
About Heaven and Hell
We believe in a literal heaven and in a literal hell. We believe all who
turn to God through Christ will spend eternity in heaven. We also believe that
those who do not accept Christ will be eternally lost— suffering the torments of
hell forever. There is no opportunity for anyone to be saved after death.
(Matthew 28:18, John 14:3, Matthew 10:28, 25:41, Revelation 20:10,15)
We believe, that in spite of man’s sin and rebellion against God, God has
continued to love man, all men and women, throughout every generation and in
every part of the world. Because of this love, God has provided for the
salvation of man. We believe such passages as 1 John 2:2, which state that
Christ is the propitiation (satisfaction) for the sins of the “whole world,” are
to be interpreted from the theological perspective of unlimited atonement.
We believe the Bible has been given so we would know the need for, the origin,
the nature, the conditions, and the ultimate objectives of that salvation.
Furthermore, we believe the salvation which God has provided for us is by grace,
through faith alone in Christ, utterly apart from any human merit or work which
man might do. Once a person has trusted Christ for salvation, he can never lose
(John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4-7, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 3:1-2, 2 Peter 2:1, Ephesians
2:8-9, Titus 3:5, John 10:27-29, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-5)
About the Church
We believe the word church is used two ways in the New Testament:
- Of the Body of Christ — made up of all who are saved
from the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 until the rapture when the Lord will come
“in the air” to take us to Himself. We believe every believer in this present
age has been baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ.
- Of local churches — the people of God in a particular
place who meet together for instruction in the Scriptures, for worship and
fellowship, and for service. World Agape Mission Church is such a local
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 12:5, Galatians 1:2, 1
We believe the Church is to observe two ordinances:
We believe in water baptism, not for salvation, but as a personal testimony of
the believer’s union and identification with Christ. We practice immersion.
Supper. We believe the bread and the cup symbolically
represent the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate the
Lord’s Supper (also called
in obedience to Him, in remembrance of Him, and to proclaim His death until He
One is not required to be a member of World Agape Mission Church in order to
partake of Communion at our services. We encourage every believer to
consistently partake of Communion and to use it as a time of remembrance of our
Lord as well as for self-examination of one’s personal fellowship with God and
others, endeavoring to restore fellowship if broken.
(Acts 8:12, 36, 38, 1 Corinthians 1:16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)
About the Christian Lifestyle
We believe every believer in Christ should live for the glory of God. This
means we must be obedient to the Word of God, and prayer should have a vital
part in our lives. We believe that only through the power of the Holy Spirit
can we live godly lives, and for this purpose we need to walk in dependence upon
the Holy Spirit and to be filled (or controlled by) the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 10:31, James 1:22, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Galatians
5:16, Ephesians 5:18-21)
About World Missions
We believe in world missions — that our Lord has commissioned us to preach
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples of all nations. We believe,
therefore, “the field is the world” and it is imperative we do our part to make
Christ known in Los Angeles and throughout the world.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Matthew 13:38)