We exist to connect the spiritually, physically & emotionally wounded to hope and healing through Jesus Christ, as well as equipping all believers to be active participants in the harvest.
A Place of New Beginnings
In the verbal inspiration of the bible.
In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary.
That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended in to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the intercessor.
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
In speaking with other tongues as the spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
In the water baptism by immersion and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
In the premillennial Second Coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.
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Jubilee Worship Center exists for the Fivefold purpose of:
Exaltation - Worship
Edification - Fellowship
Evangelism - Outreach
Extension - Service
Equipping - Discipleship
Step One: Join With Others
Bringing the Unchurched into the vital life of the church will only be accomplished when people who love Jesus Christ are convinced that lost people matter to God and begin to build relationships with the unchurched. These relationships should be handled with integrity and meaning. Our interaction with unbelievers should be governed by faith and love, and the Unchurched are not to be treated like a project.
Every believer attending Jubilee Worship Center is strongly challenged to build relationships of integrity with unchurched friends. Despite common belief, unchurched people are effectively insulated from Christianity. The Unchurched do not listen to Christian radio, their life is not touched by bumper sticker evangelism or Christian literature that arrives in the mail. Much of will likely be discarded. They do not have any intention of visiting a church. Therefore, a believer's most effective means to reach the Unchurched is to develop a relationship of integrity with him.
Step Two: Utilize Your Testimony
After establishing a relationship of integrity with the Unchurched, believers begin to anticipate opportunities to share their personal Testimony, asking God to provide appropriate moments to do so.
It is unlikely that an unchurched individual will immediately come to faith in Christ upon hearing about a believer's relationship with Christ. The Unchurched view the gospel as a radical, unsettling concept, and may respond with skepticism, suspicion, or indifference. The most likely response is a guarded expression of interest. At this point, believers need a place to bring their unchurched friends that will continue to challenge them to consider the claims of Christ in a relevant, creative and contemporary way.
Step Three: Be Sensitive To The Needs Of Others
When rapport has been built, and the idea of a personal relationship with Christ has been advanced to an unchurched individual, as a believer you now have the opportunity to invite your unbelieving friend to one of our services. Jubilee Worship Center strives to nurture the interest of Unchurched through a variety of service opportunities. Each of which are intended to supplement the evangelistic efforts made by the believing members of Jubilee Worship Center. These services attempt to communicate the message of Jesus Christ in a way that unchurched individuals can understand and relate to, while provoking a curiosity in the unbeliever to learn more. Some of these services are specifically designed for people who are somewhere in the process of evaluating Christianity, making a decision for Christ, or who have recently committed their lives to Him .
Step Four: Involve Yourself
Once Your Unchurched friend has accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior and is encouraged to attended service on regular basis, you are encouraged get the involved in New Life Discovery classes. These classes deal with discipleship training studies. These training opportunities are designed to assist a new believer by providing extended fellowship with established believers as well as other new disciples. The teaching is designed to encourage and edify a new believer. Attending these New Life Classes are essential for those who are committed to becoming mature followers of Christ.
Step Five: Learn From Others
Believers who are involved in Spiritual Development are encouraged to further develop their Christian walk by participating in small group studies. These Small group Studies provide fellowship for the believer as well as a group where one can have accountability, discipleship, encouragement and support.
Step Six: Experience Spiritual Growth
Believers who consider Jubilee Worship Center their church home are encouraged to discover, develop and use their spiritual giftedness in some form of Christian service within the body of Christ. Without the identification, development and use of their God-given gift, believers will not experience their spiritual potential.
Step Seven: Evaluate Your Potential
Every Believer has a responsibility to learn obedience to God's word. We are to give of our Time, our Talents and our Treasures. Using what we have to bring glorify to God through our submission to his word in every area of our life. This includes living within their means, being gracious with their possessions, sharing with those who are in need, and giving generously to the Lord's work, while learning to avoid coveting material goods and indebtedness. It is important that every believer recognize stewardship as a form of discipleship and giving as a form of worship.
At this point, you Unchurched friend has become a Believer, and is well on his/her way to becoming a fully devoted to Jesus Christ. With desire, training and encouragement, this new believer sets the seven-step cycle in motion and once more begins to build bridges with their Unchurched friends.
We at Jubilee Worship Center believe that this strategy reflects a blueprint developed by the Holy Spirit for Jubilee Worship Center. This strategy reflects the passions, temperaments, and God-given giftedness of the leadership of Jubilee Worship Center.
Who We Are Trying to Reach
All around us, spiritually, physically, and emotionally wounded men, women, children and entire families are living in pain and despair, dying without hope or healing. Only Christ alone heals the spiritually, physically and emotionally wounded. Only he can give them a future and a hope, wholeness and meaning.
Jubilee shall be the community of believers who, through the power of the Holy Spirit, love and serve one another, as Christ has loved them, and among whom wounded men, women and children find hope, healing, and wholeness of spirit, mind and body.
Jubilee Worship Center shall be a church that reaches more than just the community where we have our address. We will reach out to the families of Northwest Indiana, realizing there are many people who are seeking a relationship with God. We will provide a venue that will attract both seekers and believes. A seeker is someone who has knowledge about God but is seeking for answers to the spiritual questions he or she is asking. A believer is one who has an established relationship with Christ.
Jubilee Worship Center will be relevant to the culture offering hope, healing and wholeness for the spiritually, physically and emotionally wounded. Believing that many are looking for a fresh start but do not know how.
Jubilee Worship Center is dedicated to giving anyone who needs to have the opportunity to begin new in Christ. It does not make a difference where they have been or what they have done. Christ can and will forgive them and they can have "New Beginnings."
Jubilee Worship Center
It is the desire of Jubilee Worship Center to extend fellowship to all individuals. At the same time Jubilee Worship Center desires to uphold the principles of commitment to Christ and to the body that Scripture teaches must accompany true membership in the body of Christ.
The purpose of membership:
"And those who believed were together and had all things in common... day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart." (Acts 2:44-46)
The New Testament presents a picture of definable groups of people who, once committed to the Lord, identified themselves with and committed themselves to a particular local body. (Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Philippians 1:1; Acts 11:26) in order to implement the principles of accountability and commitment to the local body of Christ, as defined in the New Testament and practiced in the early church, the Church of God recognized the need for formal membership.
The criteria for membership:
"To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours." (1 Corinthians 1:2)
Membership into the Jubilee Worship Center shall be open to anyone twelve years of age or older who has personally accepted Christ as Savior and Lord, who has followed the Lord in Baptism, and a believer who desires to be committed to Jubilee Worship Center as a local body of believers. Individuals under the age of 18 years of age who desire to become members of Jubilee Worship Center must have written consent of their parent or legal guardian.
Procedure for membership:
Committed to regular attendance and consistent participation in the life of Jubilee Worship Center.
Must complete "Discover JWC"
Have a personal interview with the Senior Pastor at which time you will share your personal testimony and share why you want to be a member.
Sign a Statement of Commitment: Jubilee Worship Center Membership Covenant. One must sign the Membership Covenant, which shall be used as an instrument to affirm one's desire for membership, and to serve as formal record of one's membership. Public affirmation of new members before the congregation.
Principles of Accountability and Commitment
Membership in the body of Christ requires submission to Christ, a desire to bring each phase of one's life under His lordship. It therefore involves obedience to the scriptural principles of commitment and accountability to the body of Christ, as summarized below:
"And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near." (Hebrews 10:24)
Regular fellowship with other believers is vital to one's own Christian walk. Therefore believers should be willing to adjust their schedule to give priority to meeting with the body when it corporately assembles. Further, because Christ expended Himself on our behalf, we should be willing to give of our time to build His Kingdom and pursue those things of eternal significance. (Hebrews 10:24-25; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 2:5-7; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Romans 14:7-8)
TALENTS AND GIFTS
"For just as we have many members in one body and all the members of not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly." (Romans 12:4-6)
We recognize that the body of Christ is composed of independent members, each uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of building up the body. Therefore each believer should seek to identify, develop and utilize his spiritual gifts and abilities and to seek a place of service within the body, with the support and affirmation of the body. (Romans 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12; 2 Corinthians 14; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 25:14)
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:19-21)
Realizing that we have been bought with the price of Christ's blood, everything we are and have belong to Him, and His Kingdom should become the true treasure we pursue.
We recognize the tithe (10% of ones earnings) as the biblical standard of giving, for the support of the body. But moreover, in response to Christ's abundant giving, we should increasingly seek to submit our personal resources to His Lordship, displaying a spirit of generosity and cheerfulness, knowing that as we give, our lives will be "enriched in everything for all liberality." (Matthew 6:19-21, 33, 13:44, 23:23; Luke 6:38; Philippians 3:7-8; 1 Peter 1:1-19; Hebrews 9:11-14; Ephesians 1:7; Malachi 3:8-10; 2 Corinthians 8-9; Proverbs 3:9-10)
"If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, in any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose...Do not merely look out for your own personal interest, but also for the interests of others." (Philippians 2:1-4)
As members of the body, we should continually seek to develop a spirit of mutual love, concern, encouragement, and the bearing of one another's burdens. We are to be concerned with each other's spiritual well being, stimulating each other to a deeper walk and commitment to Christ.
Realizing that sin obstructs one's walk with the Lord and impedes fellowship, we are commanded to confront brothers and sisters in love and according to the biblical principles when there is evidence of sin, thus preserving the integrity of unity. (Refer to Church of God Minutes S39. Membership page 190-191 for procedures in dealing with members) (Philippians 2:1-3; 1 Peter 3:8-9; Hebrews 3:13; Acts 2:42; Acts 4; 1 John 1:7; Galatians 6:1; Luke 17:3-4; Ephesians 4:29-32)
The above scriptural principles of commitment to the Lord and to the body in no way represent the pathway to salvation. Salvation is wholly a work of God's free grace, not the result in whole or part of any human works or goodness. However, the inevitable accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is the desire to grow in obedience and godliness, brought about by the Holy Spirit's working in one's life. (Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:5)
Jubilee Worship Center adheres to the Church of God (Cleveland Tennessee) Bi-Laws and Minutes and the New Testament is the only rule for government and discipline in the church.
Now that I am a member
Once someone takes membership with Jubilee Worship Center they know have all the rights and privileges of that membership as outlined in the Minutes of the Church of God. A member may vote on matters pertaining to the church. As a member you may participate on other areas of ministry. However, if one desires to be more involved in the work of the Local church he or she must complete the next two levels of training as outlined in Spiritual Life Development Process. "Discovering my purpose 201" and "Discovering my Ministry 301."