What do we believe at REVEAL Fellowship? Well, we are your typical evangelical church in doctrine, nothing unusual here.  Below is a fairly thorough (and typical) statement of faith, but let me summarize what distinguishes us (practically speaking) from many other churches.  We believe that God speaks primarily through His word, but that he also uses his people to speak a rhema word (word for the moment) that may be a word of wisdom or knowledge that reveals the hearts of men.  This rhema word, if it is from God, will never contradict His written word, but merely provides insight into the answer to the struggles that an individual has or direction a person needs.

We also place a strong emphasis on cultivating a love relationship with Jesus.  We believe that when Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments,” his focus was not on trying to get us to obey him; rather it was to show us that if we focused on loving Him and one another, we would “walk as Jesus walked” (1 John 2:6).

In terms of other controversial areas, in eschatology (end times teaching), we are strongly premillennial but don’t divide over pre, mid or post tribulation rapture views. The pastors do have strong opinions in these areas, but we don’t think it is something that should be a deciding factor on what church you attend.

Calvinists or Arminians? Do we have to get into this?  I mean really?  We believe that God is totally sovereign and that man is responsible and needs to choose.  99% of our messages are aimed at helping you grow stronger in God’s grace and how to walk in grace.  We don’t spend much time on TULIP, because the important thing is getting saved and walking as Jesus walked.  Instead of debating whether God chose us or we chose Him, we believe it is more helpful to talk about how to grow more in Christ-likeness, how to walk in our identity in Christ and how to live the Spirit-filled life.

For those of you who want the more detailed statement, it is below.



There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)

[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6-11, [5] Luke 1:34-38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts 2:23-24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15-€“18, [13] John 16:13Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7-€“11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20-€“212 Timothy 3:15-€“16[16] Genesis 1:27[17] Romans 3:23[18] 1 Corinthians15:20-23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1-4, [21]Titus 3:4-7, [22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1-14, [25] Matthew 8:16-€“17, [26] James 5:13-€“16, [27] Ephesians 1:22-€“23,[28] Matthew 28:19-€“20, [29] Acts 2:41-€“47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20-€“23, [31] John 5:28-€“29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus 2:11-€“14