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Vision, Values and Statement of Belief

Our Vision
The vision of  Together Fellowship is to be the expression of God’s love to each other and those around us, as  the body of Messiah, in His power and authority to heal and reconcile man unto God  (Mt.22:36-39).  We purpose to do this by equipping God’s people for the work of the ministry through Fellowship Groups,  seminars, webinars, Radio, and all other means available in order to reach our communities, regions, and as God leads America and the world, with the Good News of Salvation and “Life” in Yeshua.

More specifically we purpose to be led by the Word and Spirit of God while helping others to be set free from all forms of bondage; spiritual, emotional, and physical (Isaiah 61:1). We desire for all to grow in freedom from oppression so as to declare our love for God and others as manifested by the fruits of the Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:8-11), all Biblical forms of worship and even our daily lives (2 Cor. 3:18). When possible, we also seek to partner with others who are like minded in order to share the good news of salvation in Jesus / Yeshua.
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Our Values
1. Living in Relationship with God the Father Through His Son Yeshua the Messiah and His Word is the Foundation of Life
We believe that the basis of our faith is to know God through repentance for sin, believing on Yeshua, building an intimate relationship with Him, and being conformed into His image. John 3:16, Rom. 10:9
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2. It is Essential for Every Believer to be Baptized with the Holy Spirit and be Completely Dependant on Him
We recognize that we desperately need the Person and power of the Holy Spirit to minister effectively to our generation. Changed lives are not the product of men’s wisdom, but in the demonstration of the power of theWord of God and Holy Spirit as modeled in the Renewed Covenant / Testament. 1 Cor. 12:1-4, 14:39-40
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3. The Great Commission Will Be Completed Through Prayer, Evangelism and Discipleship.
We are committed to helping fulfill the Great Commission through prayer and fasting, evangelism and discipleship as Yeshua leads. Matt. 28:18-20
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4. Relationships are Essential in Building God’s Kingdom
Serving others and building trust and relationships is a desired experience in every area of ccongregation life. We believe the best place to begin to serve and experience trust and relationship is in a Fellowship Group. Acts 2:42-47, Eph. 4:13-16, Gal. 5:13-14
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5. We are Committed to Spiritual Families, Spiritual Parenting, and Biblical, Inter-generational Connections
Believing that our God is turning the hearts of the fathers and mothers to the sons and daughters in our day, we are committed to spiritual parenting on every level of this ministry life. Mal. 4:5-6, 1 Cor. 4:15-17
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6. Spiritual Multiplication and Reproduction Must Extend to Every Sphere of Kingdom Life and Ministry
Multiplication is expected and encouraged in every sphere of ministry life. Individuals and families should purpose to multiply themselves.  Fellowship Groups are an optimum place for this to occur.  Acts 9:31, Mk. 4:20
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7. Every Believer is Both a Priest and a Minister
According to the Scriptures, every Believer is a priest who should have a personal relationship with Yeshua. Every Believer is called of God to minister to others and needs to be equipped for this work with the home as a center for ministry. Yeshua uses apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers to help equip each believer to become an effective minister in order to build up the body of Messiah.  Rev. 1:5-6. 1 Pet. 4:9, Eph. 4:11-12
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8. A Servant’s Heart is Necessary for Every Leader to Empower Others
We believe every sphere of leadership needs to include a clear servant-leader called by God with a team who is called to walk with him. The leader has the anointing and responsibility to discern the mind of Yeshua that is expressed to the congregation through the leadership team. 2 Cor. 10:13-16, Num. 27:16, 1 Pet. 5:1-4
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9. We Deeply Value the Sacred Covenant of Marriage and the Importance of Training our Children to Know Yeshua
We believe that marriage and family are instituted by God and that healthy, stable families are essential for the church to be effective in fulfilling its mission. Parents are called by God to walk in the character of Messiah and to train their children in the nurture and loving discipline of the Lord. Mark 10:6-8, Eph. 5:22, Eph. 6:410. Biblical Prosperity, Generosity, and Integrity are Essential to Kingdom Expansion
God desires that His people would prosper in every area of life.  Likewise, the principle of the tithe is part of God’s plan to provide sustenance for those He has placed in positions of servant leadership and the fulfilling of the Great Commission.  3 John 2, Matt. 23:23, Heb. 7:4-7, Mal. 3:8-11, Acts 11:29-30

11. The Gospel Compels Us to Reach the Unreached and Help those Least Able to Meet Their Own Needs
Jesus / Yeshua instructs us to take the Gospel to those who have not received it; even to the ends of the earth. We purpose to reach out to our neighborhoods, communities, regions, states, country and even the world (as The LORD leads) to purposefully reach the unreached with the Gospel. Matt. 24:14, Acts 1:8, 2 Cor. 10:15-16

12. Building the Kingdom Together with the Rest of the Body of Messiah
Our focus is on the Kingdom of God, recognizing that we as individuals, our biological family, Fellowship Group and Together Fellowship as a whole are just one part of God’s kingdom. We are called to work together with others who are like minded – as we reach the world together for Him. Matt. 6:33, Eph. 4:1-6, John 17, Psalm 133

13. Embracing the Hebraic Roots of our History Helps us to Know Who We Are Today.
As followers of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus the Christ), the more we know and learn about who we are as a people, the better we can know, unite with and serve God.  The more we know God the more healing we experience and the more productive, fruitful and blessed we are in our daily lives.

When we read the Bible through Hebrew / Hebraic eyes (of which most of  it was originally written), our understanding becomes much richer and deeper.  A clearer perspective evolves to include things that we never before even knew existed.

 

Statement of Belief
1. Of the Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible (gen. – Rev.) was verbally inspired (II Timothy 3:16-17) and the product of Spirit inspired men (II Peter 1:19-21), and therefore, is Truth without error (John 17:17) as originally penned. We believe the sixty-six books of the Bible to be the true center of unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions, shall be tried (Jude 1:3).

2. Of the Godhead
We believe that there is only one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 2:5), infinite in every excellence; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — yet one in substance and equal in every divine perfection (Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19), and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of creation (Genesis 1:1) and redemption (John 3:16).

a. Father
We believe in God the Father. The Son has voluntarily elected to do the will of the Father in dependence upon the Spirit.

b. Son
We believe that JYeshua the Messiah is co-equal with God the Father. When the fullness of time was come, Messiah became incarnate by a supernatural conception and virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14) for the purpose of becoming “the sacrifice for sin” and “defeating the works of the devil”.  By His vicarious death, He made possible a reconciliation of depraved man with a holy and just God (Hebrews 10:12). We further believe that He physically died and arose from the grave. Upon completing His post-resurrection ministry, He ascended on high where He is presently interceding for His people (Hebrews 7:15), and shall subsequently return for His for them (I Thessalonians 4:15-17) and set up His earthly kingdom (Luke 1:33).

c. Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person (John 16:13), equal with the Father and Son and of the same substance and nature; that He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment (II Corinthians 13:14, bears witness to the truth (John 14:16), is the Agent of the New Birth (John 3:6), and that He seals, endues (I Corinthians 12:7). guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, and helps the believer, indwelling every true Child of God (Romans 8:14-27).

3. Of Angels
Angels are created (Colossians 1:16; Psalm 148:5), spirit-beings of various rank and order. This company of everlasting beings are super-natural in intelligence and strength. They were created holy and good (Genesis 1:31), but due to sin many fell from their holy state and are now confirmed in wickedness (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28). Those who preserved their integrity are God’s messengers (Hebrews 1:14), whereas the fallen angels execute satan’s desires in hindering God’s work and afflicting God’s people.

We believe in the distinct personality of satan (Matthew 4:1-3), that he is the unholy god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4), author of all powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire (Revelations 20:10).

4. Of the Creation
We believe that God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1-2), including all life (Colossians 1:16-17); John 1:3), “each after its own kind” (Genesis 1:24), by direct act, and not by the process of evolution (Psalm 33:6).

5. Of Man
We believe that man in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence but by voluntary transgression fell into sin (Genesis 3), thus plunging the whole race into condemnation (Romans 5:12) and total depravity.  (Ephesians 2:1).  Consequently, all men are born sinners and, without the Spirit of God, they are directed by their sin natures toward willful acts of sin. Thus having knowledge of their sin and the manifestation of the power of God, are now without excuse before God (Romans 1:18-2:1). Apart from God’s work of grace all men would be on their way to eternal torment (Revelation 20:15). God enabling some men to receive the light of the glorious Gospel of Messiah, they are then passed from death to eternal life forever secure in Heaven (John 10:28-29; Romans 8:29-39).

6. Of Salvation
We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption available through Yeshua the Messiah, when He voluntarily took upon Himself a human body and nature, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15), and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement sufficient for all sin (I John 2:2), that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust (I Peter 3:18).

We believe that in order to be saved, people must be born again (John 3:3), that the new birth is a new creation in Messiah Yeshua; that it is instantaneous; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is indwelt by the Holy Spirit and receives eternal life, the free gift of God (John 3:16; Romans 3:24); and that no man or spirit can take us from His hand. The new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; followed by subsequent in-fillings of the Spirit that all Believers should seek. The new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears (Matthew 16:18); established by Yeshua Messiaht, who is its sole Head (Ephesians 1:22-23); revealed through the holy Apostles; empowered and perpetuated by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8); His “body” for service (I Corinthians 12:13-28); and His “bride” for glory.

We understand the Beleiver’s (water) Baptism / Mikvah as the immersion of a believer in water (Acts 8:36-39). It sets forth in a beautiful and solemn way a cleansing of sin and our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with the effects of that faith in our lives as it produces death to sin and resurrection to a new life (Romans 6:3-5).

7. Filling / Baptism of the  Holy Spirit
All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Yeshua Messiah. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry according to Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31.

8. Civil Government
We believe that civil government is for the interests and good order of human society; and the guarantee of liberty of conscience. This guarantee consists of absolute constraint of the government to the civil realm, not interfering or influencing in the spiritual realm of the Church. For the believer to see that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed (Matthew 22:21); except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah (Acts 5:29; 4:19-20) who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming prince of the Kings of the earth.

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