Purpose

The purpose of ARM in Summit County is to extend the love of Christ into the resort community, to promote unity among the community churches, and to present the freedom of the gospel message in a relevant and loving way to the resort communitiesí visitors, seasonal employees and local residents.

Statement of Faith

About God - God is the creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one.

Gen. 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Ps. 90:2; Matt. 28:19; I Pet. 1:2; II Cor. 13:14

About Jesus - Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life
and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Matt. 1:22, 23; Isa. 9:6; John. 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14, 15; I Cor. 15:3,4; Rom. 1:3,4;
Acts 1:9-11; I Tim. 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

About the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

II Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal. 5:25;
Eph. 5:18

About the Bible - The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:20, 21; II Tim. 1:13; Ps. 119:105, 160, 12:6; Prov. 30:5

About Human Beings - People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Gen. 1:27; Ps. 8:3-6; Is. 53:6a; Rom. 3:23; Is. 59:1,2

About Salvation - Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1

About Eternal Security - Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; II Tim. 1:12; Heb. 7:25, 10:10, 14; I Peter. 1:3-5

About Eternity - People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15; Matt. 1:8, 2:44, 46

Core Values

  1. Anointed teaching will transform lives (Rom. 12:7; Col. 3:16; Matt. 28:20; II Tim. 2:25)
  2. Lost people matter to God and therefore ought to matter to the church (Acts 1:8; II Tim. 1:8; I Peter 3:15)
  3. The church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure (Matt. 21:19-20, 24:32-35; Mark 12:16-17)
  4. Christ-followers should demonstrate authenticity and desire continuous growth (Matt. 26:36-39; Eph. 4:11-16)
  5. The church is a community of servants utilizing their spiritual gifts (Gal. 5:13; Mark 10:43; Gal. 6:10; I Cor. 12:7, 11, 18)
  6. Loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life (Matt. 22:34-39; Eph. 4:15)
  7. Excellence honors God and challenges people (Col. 3:23)
  8. Full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every believer (Eph. 4:15; Heb. 6:1; II Peter 1:5-6; Ps. 119:2; Jer. 29:13; I Kings 11:4)
  9. Christ followers are called to worship in spirit and in truth individually and corporately (John 4:23-24; Acts 2:44-47; Ps. 27:4; Ps. 122:1)

Worship

  • Values -Jesus said in John 4:24 "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth" (NIV).
    • During ARM Services, worship is given solely for God's glory and honor (Rom. 1:20-23). We seek to be intimate and self- disclosing with God (Eph. 4:13; Phil. 3:10) and nothing is done for effect, or to manipulate God or people. We are committed to honesty and integrity (Eph. 4:15, 25; Col. 3:9). We welcome the ministry of the Holy Spirit in whatever way He chooses to work among us (1 Thess. 5:19). Our desire is to worship our Lord in "Spirit and in Truth".
  • Priorities -Our worship is directed and focused upon God Himself. Worship is a twofold communication process:
    • We worship God, and He touches us. Worship is a practiced lifestyle on both the corporate and individual levels (Col. 3:15-17). We set aside time for worship, like the early Christians did. We invest money for musical instruments as well as sound/video equipment and dramatic scripts so that we will have quality in our worship (1 Chron. 25:1-6). We expend energy to rehearse, set-up, and prepare for worship. We teach others how to worship so that they may experience intimacy with God (Col. 3:16). We feel free to integrate change as our worship grows and expands. We are careful, though, to maintain consistency between our values and our priorities when we do initiate change.
  • Practices -We worship using a cross-cultural musical style that is:
    • Personal - the songs relate in some way to people's everyday lives and involve their whole being, including their emotions
    • Attractive - they hold people's attention
    • Straightforward - both seekers and believers can understand and embrace the songs quickly
    • Substantive - songs have a thoroughly biblical message that is faithful to the whole counsel of Scripture.
  • We always seek to expand and deepen our present foundation of worship. We seek new songs, new modes of expression through drama and message, new experiences with God.
  • For more information on the Worship Philosophies of Alpine Resort Ministries of Summit County
    please contact us at (970) 262-6255.

 
 
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