misson statement

To Love God with all our Compassion, Wonder, Curiosity, and Energy, and to Love People as ourselves. These are the greatest commandments of Jesus Christ and the first and primary mission of AJ First A/G. 

We want love to be the defining characteristic of all our gatherings and outreaches. Romans 13:8 says, "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law." To summarize this, we simply say: Love God & Love People. Loving God means loving people too. You cannot separate the two. So, if we claim to have a tender heart toward God, we must also have a compassionate heart toward people. Just as our soul is moved to worship God when looking upon the natural world, we must also appreciate and celebrate human diversity. As our curiosity increases for the wisdom of Christ, the knowledge we gain should be used to serve others. And even though we use our strength to work on earth, we must rely on God for that energy, and we must use it for His glory.

core values

1. COMPASSIONATE RESPONSE - We must respond to the real needs of people around us as the Lord enables (1 John 3:17).

2. PASSIONATE PROCLAMATION - We must declare that Jesus is our Savior, Baptizer, Healer, and Soon-coming King, upholding the Bible as the Word of God (Mark 16:15).

3. NEXT GENERATION INVESTMENT - We must reach the next generation, for they are the lifeline of AJ First Assembly of God (Psalm 78:4).

4. STRATEGIC CHURCH PLANTING - We must cooperate with our movement in establishing new churches and winning new souls for Christ (Acts 13:1-3).

5. SKILLFUL RESOURCING - We must equip believers to spiritually grow and to do every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

6. FERVENT PRAYER - We must commit ourselves to prayer, for it will determine our destiny (Isaiah 38:5).

our beliefs

We adhere to the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God found on the Assemblies of God website. 

Of these, our 4 core doctrines are:

1. SALVATION - We believe every person can have restored fellowship with God through 'salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be their personal Savior). Jesus is Savior!

2. HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM - We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. Jesus is Baptizer!

3. DIVINE HEALING - We believe divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). Jesus is Healer!

4. SECOND COMING - We believe in the 'blessed hope' — when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. Jesus is Soon-coming King!