The Bible is God’s unique revelation of Himself to us. It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches.
There is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All people are created in God’s image.. Central to the message of the Bible is that God loves people, and invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other.
Apart from Jesus Christ, all people are spiritually lost and, because of sin, deserve the judgment of God. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who believes and accept Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and bodily rose again, and is at the right hand of the Father as our intercessor, advocate and mediator. Someday, He will return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
The Holy Spirit, third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ. He also indwells all believers. He is available to empower them through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to lead Christ-like lives, and give them spiritual gifts with which to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available for all believers. We believe the book of Acts is an ongoing story still being written today, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift that should be sought after by each believer in order to greater fulfill the call to spread the gospel and to live a pure and holy life.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God’s loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life.
All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines.
The local church is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission Ã¢â‚¬“ reaching the lost and dying people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Baptism and Communion
At New Life we believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ. It symbolizes the spiritual cleansing through divine forgiveness and the new life that is experienced through identification with Christ in his death and resurrection. It is also a public profession of your faith before the church.
We also believe in Holy Communion. The remembrance of the LordÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death is displayed through participation in communion. This ordinance is practiced because it dates back to the early church, and is a time to remember the sacrifice of Christ and look forward to his soon return.
Founded in 1982, Lighthouse Counseling Services, a division of Lighthouse Christian Services, Inc., is a faith-based non-profit agency that combines biblical principles of care-giving with clinical methods. Due to our personal healing emphasis, we have a proven track record of ministering to hurting people throughout Central Ohio and the Ohio Valley.