1. We believe the Bible is God's divinely inspired Word for all mankind. Written down by men but authored and inspired by God, it contains correction, instruction, and encouragement for all people. As truth without any mixture of error, the Bible is a testimony to Jesus, who is the central focus of this book. The Bible is relevant!
2. There is one and only one true, living God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. Completely Holy, all-powerful, and all-knowing, He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We worship an awesome God!
3. Jesus is God's eternal Son. Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, He perfectly lived and revealed God's will. Fully God and fully man, His substitutionary death on the cross paid for our redemption from sin. Jesus arose physically from the grave, and ascended to Heaven where He now intercedes for the saints. Jesus is alive!
4. All human life is sacred because Man is created in God's image. We are, however, corrupted by a sinful nature, and have a tendency to do what we want instead of what we ought. This separates us from God and brings upon us His judgement. By God's grace, He extends forgiveness to those who turn from their sin and believe in Jesus. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. There is hope in Jesus!
5. The Church is the earthly "body" of Christ and includes all people that have repented and placed their faith in Him. The Bible instructs us to meet together regularly so that we may learn from one another, serve each other, and enjoy Christian fellowship together. We need each other!
Jesus gave the Great Commandment when he was asked to identify the most important of Godís commands. To paraphrase his response, he said, ìHere is the entire Old Testament in a nutshell. I'm going to give you a simple summary of God's commands: ëAll the Law and all the Prophets can be condensed into two tasks: Love God with all your heart (Worship), and love your neighbor as yourself (Ministry).íî Later, as Jesus said goodbye to his disciples, he gave them a Great Commission that included three more tasks: go make disciples (Evangelism), baptize them (Fellowship), and teach them to obey everything Jesus taught (Discipleship).
These two passages, the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, combine to create the essential elements of a healthy, growing, biblically-based church: worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. Our purpose is to be balanced in all areas as laid out in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
The Mission of Discover Point is to be relevant as we lead our generation to God and connect people to a growing community of Christ-followers.
1. To be relevant. You can take something home with you. Whether a message series that helps you make it through the day, volunteer opportunities, or discipleship training meetings, we are focused to share the Bible in ways that make sense to your life.
2. Lead our generation to God. We are here to reach people who are un-churched. A growing number of people age 40 and below donít think church is open to them, or that you have to become a "good person" to attend. We desire to lead those people to a God that loves them and has given His only Son for them. Our methods are changing but our message of Christís love stays the same.
3. Connect people. Our churchís goal is to reach all of southeast Atlanta. To do this we need a network of small groups that can connect people to each other and teach them how to "live out" their faith. We have many ways of connecting people; ministry teams, service teams, creative teams, and home groups. We want to be growing larger and smaller at the same time.