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The Door Christian Fellowship Church in Tempe was birthed in revival in October, 1976.
With weekly ‘Concert Outreaches’ on both Friday and Saturday nights attracting hundreds of people, scores of new believers banded together sharing a new hope and new life in Jesus Christ. Within a few months key people had formed the foundation of a new church!
But the story really begins in Prescott, Arizona.
Several years earlier, a similar revival had touched a little church in Prescott, Arizona. The ‘Jesus People Movement’ was sweeping America and multitudes of young people were being profoundly saved and converted to Christ. While many of the traditional churches closed their doors to the long haired, denim clad ‘hippies’, Pastor Wayman Mitchell received them with open arms.
Pastor Mitchell’s solid grounding in the Word of God and his passion to take the Gospel into all the world was soon imparted in to the hearts of many zealous new converts. In a short few years, several young couples were launched into surrounding cities to pioneer new churches.
In 1976, one of those couples was sent to Tempe to begin a new church, following the pattern that had been set in Prescott, Arizona. From the beginning the emphasis was Evangelism, Discipleship, Church Planting, and World Evangelism...and it still is!
34 years later, that church planted in Tempe, AZ has grown to over 300 faithful members and has in turn planted dozens of couples in the United States and around the world!
In the verbal inspiration of the original Scriptures.
In the absolute trinity of the eternal God-head.
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit.
In the reality and personality of the devil.
In the natural depravity of the human race.
In the substitutionary atonement.
In the propitiation for sin only by the blood of Christ.
In full salvation by grace through faith, and not by works.
In divine healing through the atonement and prayer for the sick.
In the personal baptism of the Holy Spirit.
In the necessity of the new birth.
In water baptism by immersion at an age of accountability.
In the true Church composed of all blood-washed believers.
In the evangelism of the heathen and the nations of the world.
In obedience to civil government.
In divorce only on New Testament scriptural grounds.
In church government, loyalty and obedience to those in authority over us in the Lord.
In tithing as God's financial plan.
In the restitution for past wrongs whenever possible.
In the open table at the Lord's Supper.
In the maintenance of good works and holy living.
In the victorious life over sin, self, and bad habits by Bible study and incessant prayer life.
In Christian perfection and holiness, through absolute surrender and consecration.
In Christian modesty in matters of dress and wearing apparel.
In the keeping of the Lord's day as a matter of privilege rather than law.
As regards recreation: liberty of conscience and Godly example to the world.
In the immortal and conscious existence of the soul.
In the resurrection of our literal bodies, the just and the unjust.
In a literal Heaven and life everlasting for all true believers.
In a final day of judgment for the incorrigibly wicked.
In the everlasting punishment of the impenitent.
In the personal, literal, bodily pre-millennial coming of Jesus Christ.
In a future, literal, 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth with His saints.
In the judgment seat of Christ where the saints will finally be rewarded for their deeds of commission and omission.
In Christian tolerance to all denominations of Christian faith.
In essentials--unity; in non-essentials--liberty; in all things--charity.
That Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and the only Savior from sin.
That Jesus Christ is the Great Physician and the Healer of the body and soul through the blood atonement.
That Jesus Christ is the baptizer with the Holy Ghost today, just as He was on the Day of Pentecost.
That Jesus Christ is the soon-coming King, coming back to the earth again as the only hope for our dying world.
That Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
There are three primary experiences of the Christian life: Salvation, Water Baptism, and the Holy Spirit Baptism.
Salvation is initiated by a prayer of faith in Jesus.
Salvation is completed by God's grace.
Salvation is maintained by a lifestyle of Biblical righteousness.
Salvation is demonstrated by works.
Salvation is lost when we sin and do not repent.
Salvation is necessary to enter Heaven in eternity.
Water Baptism was exemplified by Christ.
Water Baptism is not necessary to be saved, but is definitely an important Christian experience not to be negated.
Water Baptism is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus Christ.
Water Baptism is executed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Holy Ghost Baptism
Holy Spirit Baptism is evidenced by speaking in tongues.
Holy Spirit Baptism is an experience different and distinct from Salvation or Water Baptism.
There are four primary responsibilities of each Christian: Prayer, Outreach, Reading the Bible, and Fellowship.
Daily Prayer - Seeking God in prayer is a fundamental necessity of maintaining our relationship with Him.
Outreach - Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
Reading the Bible - Feeding our spirit with the Word of God, and living thereby.
Fellowship - Gathering together in a local assembly of believers for worship and admonition, and spiritually enriching camaraderie with other believers.