What We Believe
New Culture Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God.
This fellowship follows the 16 Fundamental Truths that are intended to serve as a basis of our beliefs.
Ultimately, the Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice.
To read more on the doctrine we follow, please visit the Assemblies of God website.
Positions on Prevalent Topics
We recognize that every believer holds their own biblical beliefs and positions on prevalent topics. New Culture Church believes that we should not shy away from discussing these topics, but rather approach them with humility and openness through the lens of the Bible. While we do not require you to hold the same beliefs to attend the church, it is important for our community to be aware of our scriptural convictions.
Women in Ministry
We believe the Church is at it's best when all people, no matter the age, race, or gender are equipped and empowered to operate in the fullness of their gifts. We see that in Genesis after God created both Adam and Eve, He gave them authority to rule and reign together (Gen 1:27-28). After sin entered the world, we see a curse that is put on women that Jesus later comes to break (Gen 3:14-24). Jesus affirms the role of women by not only revealing His divinity for the first time to a woman (John 4:1-26), but also by appearing first after His resurrection to women (Matt 28:1-15). We see that it is women that were the first to preach the gospel and women continue to be affirmed to function in all capacities throughout the New Testament Church and today (Gal 3:28).
We believe we were created for intimacy and love (Gen 1:27; 2:24; 5:2). As followers of Jesus, we are to submit to our sexual desires to Him through following biblical guidelines for both marriage and singleness (1 Cor 6:18; Eph 5:31-32). Sexual intimacy is a gift that is to be exclusively enjoyed between a man and woman within the context of covenant marriage.
We believe that it is our biblical mandate as followers of Jesus to not just hold a discussion, but to take action in our pursuit of Kingdom justice (Isaiah 1:17). Our starting point for justice lies in our understanding of human dignity, human flourishing, and the sacredness of life. It is to love all poeple as we love ourselves and is rooted in the nature and character of God. As God is just and loving, we too are called to pursue justice and live a life of love (Eph 5:1-3). One way that we do this is through partnering with local and global organizations. 10% of every dollar that is given to our church goes toward Kingdom justice and missions work.
We believe that water baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation. We celebrate baptisms through full body submersion done by leaders, pastors, and every day believers (Acts 8:36-38). Baptisms symbolizes that we are identifying with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, and is a public profession of faith (Rom 6:3-6).
We believe that the practice of communion is a time of remembrance and celebration of the reconciling work that Jesus did on the cross on our behalf. (John 14:6). We believe that the bread and the cup are symbols to represent Jesus' body that was broken and His blood that was poured out for our sins - past, present, and future (1 Cor 11:23-26).