THE FATHER'S HOUSE CALGARY

Beliefs and Values

Vision + Mission

We see a large multi-generational, multi-ethnic local church with a large impact in families and communities across Calgary, Canada, and the world. We see a healthy local church that is the hope of the world, the instrument of God to reach people far from God and make disciples of all nations.

The Father’s House is all about helping people discover a relationship with Jesus and learn to live a life that expresses His love.

Our Values

We Love Jesus

Our mission is to know and love Jesus better.

We Love People

We believe eternity is real and people matter most and we desire them to live an abundant life in Christ.

We Love Family

We are committed to the restoring, strengthening, and building of families to impact the next generation.

We Love God's Word

We believe the Bible is infallible, the authority on life, and the perfect guidebook on how to live.

We Love The Presence of God

We believe in intentional prayer and worship and God’s presence changes everything.

We Love Authentic Community

We are real people, with real lives who we fight for unity through forgiveness.

We Love a Healthy Church

Healthy churches grow in a healthy way. Every person is using their spiritual gifting to serve one another in love.

We Love Kingdom Expansion

We will plant churches and groups to reach more people far from God and help people grow closer to Jesus.

Our Beliefs

Learn what we believe at The Father's House

The Bible

1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16

We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of the Scriptures as originally given and that they are infallibly and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort in all matters with which they deal.

The Trinity

Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe in the Eternal God-head who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible.

Creation

Genesis 1; Nehemiah 9:6; Isaiah 42:5; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17

We believe in the literal, special creation of the existing space-time universe and all of its basic systems as indicated in Genesis.

Adam and Eve

Romans 5:12, 18

We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness.

Sin

Romans 3:10, 23; 6:23; 14:23; James 4:17; 1 John 5:17

We believe that sin is a transgressing of, or falling short of, God’s standard in action, thought, and character. All individuals are born with a sin nature that affects their motivation, affection, volition, and actions. The results of sin include separation from God, and death.

The Son, Jesus

Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man.

Death, Burial, Resurrection

Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples.

Second Coming

Matthew 24; Mark 16:19; John 14:2-3; Acts 1:9-11 Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 9:28

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church.

Salvation by Faith Alone

Romans 5:11; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins.

Water Baptism

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-39; 19:1-6

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ.

Baptism of The Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 19:6

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a distinct aspect of the Christian foundational experience with the primary evidence of speaking in tongues as well as evidence such as empowerment to witness, to conquer sin and to live a holy life.

Spirit Filled Living

2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:18

We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.

In Addition to These Basic Fundamentals We Hold That:

Marriage Covenant

We believe that since the Bible is the inspired Word of God, it is then authoritative in all areas of human behaviour, including marriage, family, sexuality, morality, and ethics. We believe that the Bible defines marriage as the covenant relationship between a man and a woman. The importance of this union to society requires that we support and protect marriage as the Word of God does.

Spiritual Gifts

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the Early Church and enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14. We believe in the healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church.

Communion

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 3:16; 5:24) and eternal punishment for unbelievers. We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal judgment of Satan and his angels.

The Local Church

The church of Jesus Christ is the last instrument that God is using to extend His kingdom prior to the second coming of Christ (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:20-23; 3:10). The local church is autonomous, that is, it is self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating in its mature state. The theological framework for understanding all of God’s dealings with mankind is to be found in the divine covenants revealed in Scripture. We believe in the public gathering of the Church together for prayer, worship, teaching and preaching of the Bible and the administering of the sacraments of the church. Acts 2; 13:1-4; I Corinthians 11; Hebrews 10:25

Church Government

The biblical form of church government is a plurality of elders with a Lead Pastor who all qualify on the basis of 1 Timothy 3 in spiritual life, character, domestic life and ruling ability. Every believer in Christ must be subject to God’s authority in a specific local church for spiritual protection and long term fruitfulness. Hebrews 13:17
AUGUST SUNDAYS
THIS SUMMER

ONE SERVICE 9:30AM

Join us for one service every Sunday this August at 9:30am! And stay after church to join us for a summery treat!

 

 * August 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th *