We are a Christ-Centered Church
While some churches are moving away from the importance of the Bible and the centrality of Jesus, EVERYTHING we do is based on these two defining core values. What we do as a church can be summarized in these four principles:
Win the Lost/Disciple the Found/Heal the Broken/Send the Whole
- Win the Lost – We cannot love God without longing to reach people with the message of hope and salvation through our Savior Jesus Christ.
- Heal the Broken – Everywhere Jesus walked, He healed people. Likewise, we believe the church should be a house of healing.
- Disciple the Found – The Bible mandates that we intentionally make disciples of Jesus, not just gather believers together.
- Send the Whole – There is nothing more energizing than people doing what God created them to do for His glory. We believe that every member of Christ’s church is a minister.
We are a Diverse Church
Some find it hard to put a label on our church. Being in a military community, people who have lived all over the world attend and are members, including those whose home has always been right here in Middle Georgia. We are multi-racial, multi-generational and, multi-denominational. We are still a young church with children, youth, and young families everywhere. We are definitely a reflection of our community.
We are a Spirit Led Church
The New Testament church was founded in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father Jesus spoke of, came upon Christ-followers gathered in an the upper room for prayer. The purpose: to empower believers to change the world in Jesus’ Name! The Holy Spirit impacts our corporate worship, the sermons of our pastor, the direction of our leaders, and the experiences in our gatherings.
We are a House of Healing
Our communities and churches are filled with wounded, broken people. This church is a safe place to come as you are, especially if you have a relational or “church” hurt. You will not be judged but rather you’ll be surrounded and supported by others who have found healing in this house. Even many pastors and church leaders have limped wounded into our fellowship and found a place to be covered, restored, and renewed. This is a safe place.
We are a Relational Church
Many people have said, “This is my home.” Why is that important to us? We are a military community and many in our church are separated by great distances from their “real” families. They need a support system. They need a family. We recognize this is also true of our culture as a whole as more and more people find themselves disconnected. Maybe this is the family you have been looking for in your life.
We are a Place to Grow Up
You will consistently be challenged to learn more and more about God and the Bible, but our primary concern is that we all truly grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and into all He has created and called us to be as an individual and as part of his body—the Church. It starts with surrender to Christ but matures through a life of obedience. We believe God has called us to be passionate Christ-followers. Many have become bored in church with “surface” Christianity. If you have ever thought, “There has to be more than this to my faith,” then this might be the place for you.
What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and one day will return to earth reigning as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
About the Holy Spirit
All believers receive the Holy Spirit—the Spirit of God—when they receive Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives at salvation. However, believers are also entitled to, should expect, and should earnestly seek the promise of the Father: the baptism in the Holy Spirit. We believe this was the normal experience of Christ-followers in the early church. With the Holy Spirit baptism comes power and equipping for life and service.
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us written under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit by human authors across many centuries. It is the finished, supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must personally accept it. We can never do anything to make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s death penalty. When we repent of sin, confess Jesus as our Lord, and turn from our self-ruled life, we are saved.
About Divine Healing
All through the centuries since the time of the apostles, there have been those who had faith in God for the healing of their bodies. Where New Testament faith has been found, miracles have taken place. We believe Jesus the healer is still alive today and has paid the price for divine healing through his atoning work. By His stripes we are healed.
About the Blessed Hope
The blessed hope of the church is the rapture, or the “catching away,” of the church. The Bible teaches that at the time of the rapture Christians alive on earth will be changed and those that have already died in Christ will be raised in glory. All Christians will forever be with the Lord. The Bible encourages us to be comforted with this truth.
People were created to exist forever and will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Christ Chapel Warner Robins is affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Currently, the Assemblies of God USA and Assemblies of God organizations around the world make up the world’s largest Pentecostal fellowship with some 51 million adherents. For more information concerning the Assemblies of God, please visit www.ag.org.
What You Can Expect
When you drive onto our campus, you’ll find two buildings. Our main sanctuary is the building to the rear of the property furthest from Moody Road. As you enter our facility, there will be those there to greet you and provide information. If you have children five years old and under there will be a volunteer to help you settle them into our nursery. KidsZone, our elementary-age ministry, takes place in the front building.
Coming into the sanctuary, you will notice people have come dressed in every-day clothes to worship and enjoy fellowship together. Modern music ministry kicks off each service with celebration and intimate worship of God. Praise and worship is usually planned for about 20 minutes, but we allow the Holy Spirit to change our plans and occasionally services go differently than we plan. Participation in worship or any part of the service is encouraged but never mandatory. During each service, there is also a brief time to greet friends and meet newcomers. A few announcements are made and an offering taken each week, then our pastor brings a message from God’s Word. Pastor Andy is a passionate communicator but down to earth and very transparent as a leader and person. You can also catch his sermons live-streamed or archived on our app or website at christchapelwr.com/watch. Following the message, there may or may not be an opportunity to respond or receive prayer. As you leave, you might find you already know whether or not this might be your next church home. If not, our city is filled with amazing churches with wonderful pastors and we trust God will faithfully direct you to the church that is “home” for you where you can personally grow and be used by God to further his kingdom and express his love to brothers, sisters and others in our community and world.