On Sunday mornings we enjoy a charismatic worship experience. This means that some of our people express themselves by raising their hands and singing along in worship. We also take time to pray for the needs of people. You'll have the opportunity to share any prayer requests that you might have and allow other's to pray with you. However, you'll never be pressured to do anything.
Most of our services end with an invitation to respond to the Pastor's message. Some will come forward while others will simply bow their heads right there at their seats as they take time to reflect. You are welcome to take as much time as you need to talk to God and contemplate what He might be speaking to your heart. Again, you will never be pressured to do anything but the invitation is certainly extended to you as well.
We understand that there will always be peripheral doctrines upon which Bible believing Christians disagree. We welcome a healthy dialogue on many issues as a part of the faith journey. However, we understand that a firm foundation is important to any relationship with God and for that reason we consider the following Biblical concepts essential to who we are and what we believe:
ABOUT GOD: We believe in one God who exists in three persons- The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. God is infinite and in many ways is beyond our finite comprehension. However, He wants to know us and He wants us to know Him through a meaningful personal relationship. He is our creator and He is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. He is a God of Justice who loves all of mankind.
ABOUT JESUS: We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the eternal Son of God. We believe that he lived a perfect life as a man, performing supernatural miracles and setting an example for how to live on the earth. We believe that He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins and that three days after His death He came back to life and continues to live with the Father today.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is given to every Christ follower in order guide, comfort and convict them. He helps us to become more like Jesus by producing the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives. He gives special gifts that empower us to do the work of God on the earth.
ABOUT THE BIBLE: We believe that the Bible is the authoritative word of God. It was written by men through divine inspiration and holds the answer to all important questions about life on earth and beyond.
ABOUT SALVATION: We were created in the image of God in order to have a relationship with Him and to represent Him on earth. The sinful nature of humanity separated us for God. He loved us so much that He sent Jesus to redeem us through an act of atonement. That act culminated with Jesus' death on a cross and subsequent resurrection from the dead. This gave us the opportunity to trade our sin for His righteousness through faith. Jesus' sacrifice is the only means for our salvation and reconciliation with the Father.
PETERSBURG FIRSTASSEMBLY OF GOD
Our Worship Leader and
Office Amin. -Maria Clary
ABOUT THE CHURCH: The Church is the body of Christ and Jesus is the head of the body. Church is not a building or an occasion but a community of individuals who have expressed their faith in Jesus as Savior. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God, make disciples of Christ, and to make Jesus known to the world.
As an outflow of the heart of Christ, the Church should be serving people in the local community and around the world.
ABOUT THE FUTURE: We believe that in the end Jesus will reign eternal over all things. He will judge his creation according to the character of God which is revealed through the scriptures. All who have accepted Salvation through Christ will have the opportunity spend eternity in the presence of God. Those who have not accepted Christ will spend eternity separated from God.
Scripture teaches us that Christ expects His followers to practice two customs within the Church. We regularly schedule the opportunity for individuals to experience these ordinances at P1AG
Pastor Dwayne and his beautiful family:
Christi, Cassi, Cam, and Christian.
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Petersburg First Assembly of God (P1AG) was founded in 1931 as the "First Pentecostal Tabernacle of Petersburg". In 1935 we joined in fellowship and ministry with the Assemblies of God. Today we are a part of the Potomac District of the Assemblies of God