The Fellowship Way

IMG_20141214_123005Our church is a place where we meet to praise and worship the Lord Jesus Christ. As our praises go up, the glory comes down, Jesus meets our needs. We want to see the lost saved and set free. A BIG WELCOME YOU WILL RECEIVE, when you walk through the the church doors, just as we WELCOME THE HOLY SPIRIT to have control in all our services. “I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.” Psalm 26

 


Victory Fellowship Church is a non-denominational, full-gospel church for all God’s people.

We believe in the one true and living God eternally existent in the three persons of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Bible is the true, infallible Word of God and, therefore, must be taught in its’ entirety and preached without compromise.  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious death, bodily resurrection and ascension, and His personal return in Power and Glory. We believe sin separates man from God and that salvation is only by the grace of God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe in both the resurrection of the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life; the lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in worshipping God in spirit and truth as the scriptures tell us. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is able to live a godly life in a manner obedient to scripture and pleasing to God. We believe in the manifestations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as the scriptures teach us and, therefore, our services are led by God’s Holy Spirit with salvation, healing and deliverance taking place.


Our church vision is to see people saved, healed and delivered; and marriages restored through the power of God working through us – the body of Christ at Victory Fellowship Church. Our church goal is to see Victory Fellowship Church’s vision accomplished by prayer, praise, spiritual warfare and the teaching of God’s Word. Our fellowship is to serve the Lord with gladness by being a willing and useful vessel for God to work through to see this vision fulfilled to be an extension of Christ to serve in other areas of body ministry


Why Do We Stand When We Sing?


“And the Levites, … of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.”
(2 Chronicles 20:19)


Why Do We Clap Our Hands?


“O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” (Psalm 47:1)


Why Do We Lift Our Hands?


“Thus I will bless Thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in Thy name.” (Psalm 63:4) “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.” (Psalm 134:2) “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
(1 Timothy 2:8)


Why Do We Have Audible Praise Unto God?


“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy name.” (Psalm 103:1) “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1) “And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God…” (Acts 4:24)


Why Do We Sing in Tongues and in English?


“For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.”
(1 Corinthians 14:14-15)


Why Do We Have This Type of Worship?


“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.” (John 4:23-24) “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.” (Philippians 3:3)


Why Do We Sing Choruses as Well as Hymns?


“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:18-19) “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16)


Why Do We Minister Deliverance?


“The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed. (Luke 4:18) “For Jesus had said to him, ‘Come out of this man, you evil spirit’!” “…Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.” (Mark 5:8, 19 & 20)


What Is Prophecy?


“…the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8) “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.” (1 Corinthians 14:3) “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.” (1 Corinthians 14:1) “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal…To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy.” (1 Corinthians 12:7 & 10) “For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be comforted.” (1 Corinthians 14:31) “Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.” (1 Cor. 14:29)


Why Do We Have Speaking with Tongues and Interpretation of Those Tongues?


“Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.” (1 Corinthians 14:39) “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal…To another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.” (1 Corinthians 12:7 & 10) “I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.” (1 Corinthians 14:5) “If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course, and let one interpret.” (1 Corinthians 14:27)


Why Are Musical Instruments a Part of the Worship Service?


“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the psaltry and harp; Praise Him with the timbrel and dance. Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.” (Psalm 150:3-5) “And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps.” (Revelation 14:2)


Why Does the Whole Church Pray at Once for Specific Needs?


“And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord Thou art God, which hast made heaven and earth…” (Acts 4:24)


Why Do We Anoint with Oil and Pray for the Sick?


“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.” (James 5:14 & 15)


THE ANOINTING ­- The presence and the work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life. “but the anointing which you have received of Him abideth in you…” (1 John 2:27)

TO MINISTER – To serve or help another by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. “…but our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament…” (2 Corinthians 3:5-6)

ZION – The hill in the Old Testament (in Jerusalem) where God’s presence dwelt. God’s presence is now in His Church (also called Mt. Zion). “But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem…to the general assembly and church of the firstborn…” (Hebrews 12:22-23)

THE GLORY – The manifestation of God’s presence and splendor to man’s spiritual and physical senses. “And it came to pass…that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.” (1 Kings 8:10-11)

REVELATION – Our understanding of God’s will and purposes. “Wherefore I also…making mention of you in my prayers; that, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…” (Ephesians 1:15-23)

THE BODY – The Church is the Body of Christ on earth. (1 Corinthians 12:12-15)

EDIFY – To build up. “Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:12)

SPIRITUAL GIFTS – Supernatural abilities given by the Holy Spirit to believers. (1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-11; 14:1)