What We Believe
Our values, rooted in our mission, fuel all we do, big and small. When you come through our doors, we hope you’ll experience an environment that connects you to the realness of God.
RockPoint is a non-denominational Spirit-filled church in Newberg, Oregon—a vibrant church with vision. We are passionate about connecting people, building relationships with each other while strengthening our relationship with God, and seeing people healed and filled with hope. We invite you to explore our website, but better yet, visit us! RockPoint is a place to believe, a place to belong, and a place to become.
Whatever that next step is, we encourage you to take a bold step of faith, out of your comfort zone, and discover what God has for you. We believe in walking alongside people, meeting them where they are, to further their journey with God. Below you will find the practical information about RockPoint—our other tabs such as ‘Ministries’, ‘Events’, and ‘Leadership Team’ will give you more insight into our heart and atmosphere!
“A place to belong, a place to become”
We value providing an atmosphere and opportunity for people to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and be nurtured in that relationship, discover their God-given gifts, and be released in God’s purpose and call for their lives.
“Make His praise glorious”
We value the exaltation of the name of Jesus, the felt-presence of God, and a prophetic voice in the midst of the congregation through the 9 Biblical expressions of worship.
“Bible-Based, Cross-Centered, Spirit-Filled”
We value the centrality of the Word of God—the Bible—in all we do. We value the power of the cross and the work Jesus accomplished when He died and rose again for every person. We value the present work of the Holy Spirit, active and living in the believer’s life and empowering the church today.
“In the city to reach the city”
We value the divine responsibility to love, serve and clearly communicate the gospel of Jesus to our community.
“A place for the whole family”
We value the place of the family and the vitality and strength that every age group brings to the house of God. RockPoint is a cross-generational church.
“A House of Prayer”
We value the ministry of prayer—nothing of significance happens except through prayer.
“Better to give than receive”
We value a generous spirit with our finances to support the ministries of the church, to help the poor in our community, and to touch the nations.
We value the placement of God’s leadership over the house of the Lord to shepherd the flock and equip and release the saints for the work of ministry.
“A base to bless the nations”
We value the mission to support pastors, churches, and ministries in the United States and around the world through finances and association for the expansion of the gospel.
“House to House”
We value the importance of connection and relational community through LifeGroups for the full development of the Christian into the image of Christ.
CANON OF SCRIPTURE
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He We believe in the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God, and that the accepted canon of the Holy Scriptures as originally given is infallible, without error, and containing the complete revelation of God. The Bible is the final authority for all Christian life and matters, including scientific, historical, moral and theological (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13).
ONE GOD EXISTING IN THREE PERSONS
We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
Creation, Test and Fall of Man
We believe in the creation, test, and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis, and in man’s total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 5:12, 18).
Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man, yet without sin (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isa. 7:14; 9:6).
Christ Died for our Sins and Rose Again
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples after his death and resurrection (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
Ascension and Return of Jesus Christ
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and His personal, literal and bodily return a second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Salvation of Sinners by Grace, Through Repentance and Faith
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross of Calvary, by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:11).
Water Baptism by Immersion
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 (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:36-39; 19:1-6).
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a distinct aspect of the Christian foundational experience, subsequent to salvation, with the primary evidence of speaking in tongues, as well as the empowerment to witness, to conquer sin, and to live a holy life (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; 19:6, Galatians 3:14-15).
We believe that The Church, which is portrayed in scripture as both the Body and the Bride of Christ, is the last instrument that God is using to extend His Kingdom prior to the second coming of Christ. The Church is made up of a body of believers from all races and nations, culminating in every tongue, tribe and nation being represented before His throne (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 2:14-18; II Corinthians 5:16-21; Revelation 5:9; 7:9). We believe in the public gathering of the local church for prayer, worship, administering the sacraments, and teaching and preaching of the Bible and that we are not to forsake nor neglect this gathering (Acts 2; I Corinthians 11; Hebrews 10:25).
Gifts of the Spirit
We believe in the operation of the nine gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, manifested in the Early Church and present in the Church today.
We believe in the Spirit-filled life and that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit upon salvation empowers the believer to lead a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
Healing of the Body
We believe in the healing of the body by divine power or divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).
Table of the Lord
We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for all believers to partake of (I Corinthians 11:23-32).
We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
Reality and Personality of Satan
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and the eternal judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).
We believe that every person is subject to the governing authorities of the land and that we must obey the government unless it requires us to act contrary to our faith in the Word of God, at which time we must obey God rather than the state (Matthew 22:15-22; Acts 5:29; Romans 13:1-7; Ephesians 5:22-24; Titus 3:1-2; I Peter 2:13-14).
Marriage and Human Sexuality
We believe in the covenantal union of one man and one woman in the holy institution of marriage. Marriage is used in the Bible as a symbol that describes the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church. God has commanded that there be no sexual intimacy or sexual activity outside of the marriage covenant between one man and one woman, thus we believe that the acts of homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful and ungodly perversions of the gift of sex God has given to husband and wife in the sanctity of marriage. We also believe that we are created in God’s image, and He has made us male or female. God forbids and disapproves of any attempt to alter one’s gender by medical intervention or appearance (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:25; Hebrews 13:4; Revelation 19:7-9); Leviticus 18:22; Deuteronomy 22:5; Ezekiel 22:8-11; Romans 1, 2).
Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child in a mother’s womb is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified taking of an unborn human life. The Bible is clear that the taking of a life, whether before birth or during life in the form of euthanasia, is murder (Deuteronomy 18:9; Ecclesiastes 5:18; Psalms 139:13; Jeremiah 1:5; Exodus 21:22; Hebrews 13:8).