theEXCHANGE

Exploring Biblical Truth and the Christian Faith
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theEXCHANGE meets online on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:45 pm (PST).  If you'd like to be seen and heard, join us via Zoom. If you're more comfortable being a fly on the wall and maybe communicating through FB comments, join us on FB Live on our Kingdom Creativity International FB group page. 

 

 

Pastor/Leaders Brae and Jill Wyckoff are not theologians or Bible scholars. However, they have a love of Jesus and a passion to see people receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and follow Him wholeheartedly. To this end, the Lord called them to create a platform for exploration into the Bible and the faith that Christians profess.

 

Our core values are expressed both outward towards others and inward towards ourselves:

LOVE: Loving that looks like something / 1 Cor 13:4-7

KINDNESS:  Tenderhearted and forgiving / Eph 4:32

GENEROSITY:  Generous with our resources, time, strengths / Luke 6:38

TRUTH:  The Gospel of Jesus is the truth that brings freedom and eternal life / Luke 4:18

TRANSFORMATION:  Transformation within that leads to transformation outward  to the world around us/ Romans 12:2

PRAYER:  Prayer is our one-on-one conversation with our Father God / 1 Thes 5:16-18

WORSHIP:  We worship God holistically; with our bodies, our lives, our minds, our creativity, our words, our works. / John 4:24

DISCIPLESHIP:  Intentional and relational / Matthew 28:16-20

HUMILITY: It's all about God / Proverbs 22:4

CREATIVITY:  Celebrate the unique creative expression in everyone / Matthew 28:16-20

WE BELIEVE…

 

there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator, and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving, and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent-one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

 

humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world, and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.

 

the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”

 

we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

 

in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses.

 

the victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy: sin, lies, sickness, and torment.

 

the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave his church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.

 

in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride - the church.

 

Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 

Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.  -Romans 12:2

 

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