Jesus Christ is our great Treasure!
 
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field,
which a man found and hid again;
and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
(Matthew 13:44)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“Our Core Beliefs”
 
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While we believe that all creeds or doctrinal summaries should be examined and tested in light of the Bible, we do affirm that creeds and doctrinal summaries can be both useful and valuable for the education and edification of the Church (to the extent that they are in accordance with the truths revealed in God’s Word).  The statements below are basic and foundational beliefs which we think are consistent with historical Christian orthodoxy, and as such, reflect accurately the teachings of Holy Scripture.  Members of our fellowship should be able to confess these statements before both God and man from a pure heart and a sincere faith.
 

1) We confess the Holy Scripture is the Word of God written—divinely inspired, true, authoritative, and sufficient  (Psalm 19:7; Matthew 24:35; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

2) We confess there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:6; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Timothy 1:17).

3) We confess God created the universe and everything in it, and that everything He made was good  (Genesis 1:1, 1:31; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; 1 Timothy 4:4).

4) We confess that, since the Fall, God’s good creation has been subjected to futility and mankind has been marred by sin.  Indeed, we confess that all people since Adam (save Jesus Christ) are sinners by nature and by choice  (Genesis 2:16-17, 3:1-19, 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 3:9-18, 8:18-25; Ephesians 2:1-3).

5) We confess God will by no means leave the guilty unpunished and that sinners are subject to God’s wrath  (Exodus 34:6-7; Nahum 1:2-3; John 3:36; Romans 2:4-9; Ephesians 5:3-6; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8).

6) We confess Jesus Christ is the incarnate Son of God (truly God and truly human), sent to earth to save sinners  (Luke 2:10-11; John 1:1-3 & 1:14-18, 3:16, 6:28-29; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 4:9-10, 4:14).

7) We confess that Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross atoned for the sins of those who believe in Him  (Isaiah 53:4-6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2:24, 3:18).

8) We confess that on the third day God raised Jesus Christ from the dead in accordance with the Scriptures, that Jesus later ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, the only Mediator between God and man, and the Head of the Church  (Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9-11, 10:40-41; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:3).

9) We confess that the gospel (i.e. the good news concerning the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ) is to be proclaimed by the Church, in the power of the Spirit, to all people everywhere in order that they might repent and believe in the Savior so that they might be forgiven of all their sins and be reconciled to God  (Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:47; John 3:15-16, 5:24; Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 15:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 9-10).

10) We confess that apart from regeneration (i.e. spiritual re-birth or being born again) it is impossible for a sinner to enter the kingdom of God, and only those who have personally received the Lord Jesus Christ—those who have believed in His name—have been born of God  (John 1:12-13, 3:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Ephesians 2:5; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3, 1:23; 1 John 5:1).

11) We confess that the fruit of genuine saving faith in the life of a believer is love and good deeds  (Luke 8:4-15, esp. vs. 15; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Timothy 2:9-10; Titus 2:14, 3:8; James 2:14-26).

12) We confess all believers, being indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, are commanded to continually walk by the Spirit (i.e. live moment by moment under His sanctifying influence and dependent upon His enabling strength).  Therefore, believers ought to regularly pray for God’s Spirit to renew their inner man day by day into the likeness of Christ, as well as rely, in faith, upon the power of the Spirit to energize their obedience to the will of God  (Luke 11:13; Romans 8:9, 8:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 4:16, 5:7; Galatians 5:16-23; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18-21).

13) We confess there is one universal Church—which is the body of Christ—to which all true believers belong  (Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 10:17, 12:12-13, 12:27; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:14-16, 4:4-6, 5:28-30).

14) We confess local churches are smaller expressions of the universal Church where believers gather to exalt God through worship, edify the saints through discipleship, and evangelize the lost through gospel proclamation  (1 Corinthians 1:2; Colossians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; Philemon 1:1-2).

15) We confess that Christ established two ordinances for His Church:  water baptism and the Lord’s Supper  (Matthew 28:19; Mark 14:22-24; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

16) We confess that Jesus Christ will return a second time, that the dead will be raised, that the final judgment will occur, and that everlasting glory awaits the redeemed, while eternal conscious torment awaits the impenitent  (John 5:28-29; Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-4).

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Our Purpose & Mission
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Our Purpose:  We exist to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
Psalm 37:4, 43:4, 86:12, 100:2; Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 6:20, 10:31, Philippians 4:4
 
 
Our Mission:  To make faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who treasure Him above all things.
Matthew 13:44, 28:18-20; Luke 14:25-33, 18:18-30, 19:1-10; Philippians 1:20-21, 3:7-9        
 
 
As a fellowship of Christ followers, we will seek to honor and please God by fulfilling His revealed will for His body:
 
 
WORSHIP
 
We will seek to individually and corporately worship God in spirit and in truth.
 
See Psalm 29:2, 149:1; Isaiah 61:10; Luke 4:8; John 4:23-24; Romans 12:1
 
 
~ e.g. We will daily seek to know God better through His Word, discover and contemplate His attributes, and regard Him as holy and full of wonder.
 
~ e.g. As the children of God, we shall corporately gather on the Lord’s Day to meet with the Lord of glory–seeking His face and responding appropriately to His revelation.
 
~ e.g. We will humble ourselves beneath the mighty hand of God and seek His mercy and favor.
 
~ e.g. We shall partake of the Lord’s Supper and remember what Jesus accomplished on our behalf through His sinless life and sacrificial death.
 
~ e.g. We shall lift our voices often to honor and magnify our Savior, and we shall seek to be satisfied with God in Christ Jesus.
DISCIPLESHIP
 
We will seek to grow up in our salvation, edify and encourage one another in Christ, and help each other progress in our faith and joy in God.
 
See Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 1:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Peter 2:2
 
 
~ e.g. We will read, study, and meditate on the Scriptures day and night in order to renew our minds and live lives which bring glory to God.
 
~ e.g. We shall seek to speak or write words of encouragement to fellow believers as a way of encouraging them in their spiritual journey.
 
~ e.g. We will guard against harsh judgments and criticisms, but rather seek to build-up our brothers and sisters in Christ.
 
~ e.g. We shall-with great humility and caution–lovingly confront a professing believer whose attitudes or actions reflect gross disobedience to the will of God.
 
~ e.g. As children of God, we shall seek to imitate our Father by extending mercy and grace to each other, forgiving one another, and fervently loving the brethren.
EVANGELISM
 
We will seek to obey the Great Commission:  lovingly communicating the gospel to non-Christians and entreating them to turn from their sins and trust in the Person and saving work of Jesus Christ. 
 
See Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:9-15; Colossians 4:2-6
 
 
~ e.g. We shall seek to develop loving relationships with those who have yet to trust in Christ.
 
~ e.g. We will pray and look for opportunities to winsomely communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to those we know and care about.
 
~ e.g. We shall pray for our friends and loved ones who are not yet Christians–asking God to work in their lives so that they might both hear the gospel and respond in faith and repentance.
 
~ e.g. We shall willingly sacrifice and give of our resources in order to ensure that the gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world.
 
Our Pastor-Teacher, Jason Baeuerle
~ Jason was born and raised in Fort Wayne… and, oh yeah, his last name is pronounced ‘bauer-lee’ (in case you were wondering).
 
~ He is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University and also studied at
   Grace Theological Seminary.
 
~ Jason has been in pastoral ministry since 1997 (22 years).
 
~ Jason has been married to his beautiful, wife, Melissa for 20 years.
 
~ When he isn’t reading theology, preparing a sermon, out on a prayer walk, or delighting in a meal with friends, he’s likely out riding his motorcycle.
Jason
 
 
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Our Address:
1825 Getz Road
Fort Wayne, IN  46804
 
If you wish to contact us, request further information, or ask us a question,
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jason.baeuerle@gmail.com