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What We Believe


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What We Believe


About Us

Welcome to Propel Church!

You’ll discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God.

At Propel Church, our doors are open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey with Christ.  Our heart is for the Holy Spirit to propel you into all that God has for you and your family through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.

Propel is a place for you to grow in your relationship with the Lord and in your relationship with others.  This happens through relevant teaching, heartfelt worship, honest friendships, and connecting in Propel Groups.  

So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Propel Church.

We invite you to worship with us this Sunday!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

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What we believe

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What we believe

OUR CORE BELIEFS

 

THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD

The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13 & 1 Peter 1:21).

THE FALL OF MAN

Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). By a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had several repercussions: Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17) and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man in a fallen and sinful condition (Romans 3:23).

THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD

God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent (John 8:54-59). God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1 & 2). While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

COMMUNION

The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience forgiveness.

THE SALVATION OF MAN

The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (1 Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12). When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 3:5). We become citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20-21). We are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are adopted and become children of God (Galatians 4:4-7). Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Hebrews 8:12). We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Romans 4:4-5). We are born again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (1 Corinthians 6:20). We receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14 & 1 Peter 1:3-5). The evidence of salvation is two-fold. The internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). We become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).

 

ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

BAPTISM IN WATER

The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4)

COMMUNION

The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience forgiveness.

THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION

The Church is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: to evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (I Cor. 12:13) and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12).

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The nine fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are the by-product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (1 Corinthians 14:26-33) in the context of love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13).

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works (Matthew 25:31-46 & Romans 2:1-9). Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the Devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15). Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds (1 Corinthians 4:5)

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Staff


Staff

Staff


Staff

  Jathan Gerdes /   Lead Pastor   jathan@propelchurchaz.com

Jathan Gerdes / Lead Pastor

jathan@propelchurchaz.com

  Sean Kelly /   Associate/Creative Pastor    sean@propelchurchaz.com

Sean Kelly / Associate/Creative Pastor

sean@propelchurchaz.com

  Cary Tolbert /   Worship Leader    cary@propelchurchaz.com

Cary Tolbert / Worship Leader

cary@propelchurchaz.com

  Brent Hunt /   Youth Director    brent@propelchurchaz.com

Brent Hunt / Youth Director

brent@propelchurchaz.com

  Michelle Senne /   Kids Director    michelle@propelchurchaz.com

Michelle Senne / Kids Director

michelle@propelchurchaz.com

  Brandy Taylor /   Early Childhood Director    brandy@propelchurchaz.com

Brandy Taylor / Early Childhood Director

brandy@propelchurchaz.com

  Julie Gerdes /   Administrative Assistant    julie@propelchurchaz.com

Julie Gerdes / Administrative Assistant

julie@propelchurchaz.com

  Cheryl Kelly /   Creative/Social Media Coordinator    cheryl@propelchurchaz.com

Cheryl Kelly / Creative/Social Media Coordinator

cheryl@propelchurchaz.com

  Craig Merrill /   Bookkeeper    craig@propelchurchaz.com

Craig Merrill / Bookkeeper

craig@propelchurchaz.com