Our Vision and Faith

Vision

cropped-GOLA-Logo-A-Bright-GoldBACKGROUND-e1459647281656.jpg    Our Vision  – Golden Lampstand of North America 

We are called to be the light of this world – to shine at the place where we live.  We love and serve one another, follow Jesus’ footsteps to go to various places to share the gospel and His Love. Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 4:6b)

我們的異象:北美眾教會是神國的金燈台,  我們被呼召成為這個世界的光 – 在我們居住的地方. 我們彼此相愛, 彼此服侍,學習耶穌前往各城各鄉, 傳揚福音,傳播上帝的愛. 萬軍之耶和華說,不是倚靠勢力,不是倚靠才能,乃是靠我的靈方能成事。

Mission

Respond to God’s calling to be the Golden Lampstand in North America, keep our light shining in this world through the revival of Christian by:

1. Proclaiming the Gospel by connecting with local churches in North America to coordinate united evangelical events and planting churches
2. Following the footsteps of Jesus in caring for the needy, working with partner organization to care for left-behind children in China
3. Mobilizing Chinese believers to pay the debt of Gospel by evangelizing to the local American people

1. 傳福音: 與各地區教會協進舉辦佈道會,推動植堂,廣傳天國的福音 (太24:14)。
2. 效法基督:關愛貧窮兒童和青少年,與伙伴機構密切合作,提昇青少年的生命力和領袖力 (太25:40)。
3. 推動北美大陸的屬靈復興:不住地祈禱,建立門徒訓練學院。北美华人信徒要還宣教士傳福音給華人的恩情債,我們與美國各族裔教會協作,向本土人仕傳福音。(帖前5:16-18)

Apostle Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died, and was buried;he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the apostolic and evangelical church of all times and all places

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,the Lord,  the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.


GLS Statement of Faith 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God, contains all things necessary for salvation.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly and transformative life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals)