Our Father's House

Organization Description: 

Our Core Values

A Commitment to the Triune God
John 14:16-17, 1 Cor 12:4-5, 1 Cor 6:19
We treasure and welcome the person, presence, leadership and manifestations of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We recognize each believer has been created by the Father for a personal, intimate, revelatory relationship with Jesus Christ through the person of the Holy Spirit.

THEREFORE we live and model this relationship, encouraging one another to live in a personal and corporate intimacy with the Lord Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

A Commitment to the Bible
2 Tim 3:16-17, Psalm 119:160, Heb 4:12
We acknowledge and embrace The Holy Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God, the living testimony of God's plan for restored relationship with mankind. We commit ourselves to wholehearted obedience to the Scriptures above personal preference, personal convenience and limitations in our own understanding.

THEREFORE we are committed to personal study, preaching and teaching of the content and practical applications of Scripture in all aspects of our lives.

A Commitment to Praise and Worship
Psalm 95:6, John 4:23-24
We believe that man was created for fellowship and communion with God in the Spirit. This fellowship and communion finds intimate expression in the joyful praise and worship of our God.

THEREFORE we live, teach and encourage the personal lifestyle of worship towards God in attitude, posture, and practice. Further we are committed to revealing Him through our public presentation of worship in music, singing, dance, drama, and other creative expressions.

A Commitment to Prayer and Intercession
Matt 6:6, 1 Tim 2:1-3, Eph 6:18
We seek two-way communication with God as the basis of personal clarity, conviction and commitment to the purposes of God. We recognize that every victory - every advance of the Kingdom on earth - comes through the obedience of God's people to the purposes of God. Our acts of obedience have their foundation in our prayers and intercessions.

THEREFORE we live a lifestyle of prayer and intercession, teaching and encouraging each other to develop a personal, vibrant, and intimate communication with God. We commit ourselves to pray for one another, our community, our nation, and the Kingdom of God.

A Commitment to Individual Ministry and Maturity
1 Pet 4:10, Rom 12:6-8, 1 Cor 12:8-11, John 12:26, Mark 10:42-45
We celebrate the worth and uniqueness of each individual believer and their giving of themselves in service to the Body of Christ. Serving others is\ the model of maturity that Jesus has left for His Church. Personal works of service is how we each contribute to and attain personal growth and maturity. Service, growth and maturity is how we attain unity of faith in Christ Jesus, and release His grace to reach and transform our world.

THEREFORE we strive to live in unselfish service to one another. Therefore, we identify individual gifts and exhort and encourage one another to fully live out our unique identities in Christ in our places of service to each other

A Commitment to Mission
Mark 16:15
We believe the command of Jesus to 'Go into all the world and preach' is the responsibility of every believer. We see our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, communities, cities, and nations as fertile ground to sow the Gospel.

THEREFORE we are committed to spreading the message of good news throughout the world through every means possible. We encourage, teach, and exhort one another to bring the message of salvation into every unreached area of our daily lives, our communities, and our world. We are deeply committed to financially support missionaries at home and abroad.

A Commitment to Relationship, Families, and Genuine Community
Gen 1:27-28, 1 Cor 12:18, 1 Cor 12:12-14, Matt 5:23-24, Matt 18:15
We believe that the body of Christ is an extended family, constructed of individuals born again of the Spirit of God, and that each one is divinely placed in relationship to the others. We are committed to the welfare of those members from conception to the grave. We are committed to strengthening children, parents, singles, those single again, the fatherless or motherless, and childless couples.

THEREFORE we are proactive in promoting the development of relational families; character and values in our children, youth and adults; fulfillment in singleness; decency in male-female relationships; intimacy and parenting skills within marriage; and the reclamation of those ravaged by divorce.

A Commitment to Living Discipleship
Matt 28:18-20, John 13:35, Luke 6:40
We believe that discipleship is a requirement of the kingdom of God. The life of Jesus represents our model for reproduction in the Kingdom. Jesus did what He saw His Father doing. His disciples did what they saw Jesus doing. The message of the gospel was designed to spread throughout the world through relational discipleship.

THEREFORE we commit ourselves to living Christ-transformed lives that can easily be seen and reproduced by others. We commit ourselves to a lifetime of discipling one another into the works of Jesus.

A Commitment to Financial Responsibility Mal 3.8, 2Cor 9:6-8, Luke 16:11 We are committed to financial responsibility in everything we do. We strive to be good stewards of all of the resources God entrusts with us. We endeavor to be people of honesty and integrity in all our financial dealings. This integrity begins with obedient worship of God in tithes and offerings, but also extends to our financial dealings with family, friends, fellow believers, strangers, creditors, the government, employers and employees.

THEREFORE we shall model Biblical principles of finance and teach them to one another on a regular basis.

PO Box 828
California, MD 20650
Mission Statement: 

What We Believe:

Our Purpose:
Matt 22:37-40; 28:19-20

Loving God
Loving One Another
Reaching Out and Becoming Mature Disciples

2 Cor 5:18-19

Reconciling Men to God
And to One Another

Luke 4:18-19

Disciplining Believers Into the Works of Jesus

Organizational Statement of Faith: 


The Salvation of Man
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions to Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
* Luke 24:47 [KJV/NIV]
* John 3:3 [KJV/NIV]
* Romans 10:13-15 [KJV/NIV]
* Ephesians 2:8 [KJV/NIV]
* Titus 2:11 [KJV/NIV]
* Titus 3:5-7 [KJV/NIV]

The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.
* Romans 8:16 [KJV/NIV]
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
* Ephesians 4:24 [KJV/NIV]
* Titus 2:12 [KJV/NIV]

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