Pastor Noel Sanabria
Pastor Kayla Sanabria
Small Groups Pastor
Our purpose is to create a place where every person who is far away from God can have an encounter with His love through a committed and vertical relationship with Jesus Christ. Vertical Church exists to glorify God in fulfilling the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) in the spirit of the Great Commission(Matthew 28:19-20)
Our desire is to be a church that is multi-cultural and multi-generational, full of life that ministers to the whole family and welcomes each person regardless of their present status. Our hope is to create that environment where every person can have a personal encounter with the love of God through a Vertical relationship with his son Jesus. Everything we do as the body of Christ is done with the simple purpose of directing each person to Jesus.
WE BELIEVE IN:
We affirm that the Bible, which contains the Old and New Testaments, is the only infallible and inspired Word of God, and that its authority is final, final and eternal. It can not be added, subtracted or replaced in any aspect. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in piety and practical Christian behavior. This congregation accepts the Holy Bible as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and adopts the following Statement of Fundamental Truths: The Bible is our rule, all sufficient for faith and practice. This Declaration of Fundamental Truths is simply understood as a basis of communion among us (that is, we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Acts 2:42).
It is the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is One and Triune. The biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God and that He exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in his own image to have fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and the fall of man.
God the Son
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For the redemption of man, He left heaven and was incarnated by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; From now on, He is forever a Christ with two natures - God and man - in one person.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness on Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and testimony, cleanses man of the old nature and shapes us in the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, liberates the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
La muerte vicaria de Cristo en la cruz pagó el castigo por los pecados del mundo entero, pero sus beneficios sólo son aplicables a aquellos que reciben a Jesús como su Salvador personal. La sanación -cuerpo, alma y espíritu- y todas las provisiones de Dios para Sus santos, están previstas en la expiación, pero éstas deben ser apropiadas.
The Word of God clearly states that salvation is a free gift from God, based on the merits of His Son's death, and is applied by faith. Salvation is effected through personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification) and personal acceptance of Him in one's life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of the beloved Son of God. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God's personal love for humanity. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, knew in advance those who would choose it. It is secure in the eternal and immutable commitment of God that does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation must produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior.
The Christian life
We believe that the Scriptures describe the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Therefore, God's provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The deficiencies of the individual and the Church are due to the continuous progress of sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is full of trials, trials and wars against a spiritual enemy. For those who remain in Christ until their death or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all the circumstances of life requires the dependence of the Holy Spirit and the willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations and present the whole saints in Christ. The full ministry of Ephesians 4 governs the Church, the offices of elders and deacons, as well as other offices mentioned in the Scriptures. Church policy is a balance between the authority of the congregation and the elders, emphasizing the final authority of the Church's leadership. It is essential for the life of the Church that biblical patterns of discipline be practiced and that the oversight of the discipline of the Church, individual and corporal, be exercised by the leadership of the Church.
Baptism and the Lord's Supper
The Word of God entrusts to the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual's life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is the identification with Jesus and it takes place in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in memory of Him until He returns; It is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers.
We affirm the second physical and personal coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both saints and unbelievers, determined by their relationship with Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth.
We believe that the family is the first ministry (Genesis 3). We believe that God created marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that a healthy home is the home ordained by God. We instruct, educate, equip and help make marriages healthy and successful.