Monday, July 17, 2006

Freedom Church: A Bastion of Liberty

On July 2, 2006, Freedom Church was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formerly known as Springs Harvest Fellowship, this Charismatic church adopted a new name in keeping with its mission. During the inaugural service, the congregation and its leaders made the following declaration:

We will always be God-centered, not man-centered.

We will worship in the freedom of the Spirit, with the passion God so richly deserves.

We will, without apology, function in the complete expression of the fivefold anointing of Jesus Christ.

We are warriors. We will fight for the soul of America until we see another Great Awakening.

We will fight until we see the Kingdom of God manifest in every element of society.

We will operate in Christ’s authority, healing the sick and releasing those in captivity to Satan.

We will fight until we see revival come to the youth of America, freeing them for the false ideology of humanism and the loss of purpose it creates.

We will fight until life again is sacred.

We will fight for families and individuals.

We will fight for the freedom of those oppressed.

We will preach the good news of freedom to the poor.

We will have a training center that equips; a house of prayer that births and releases; a sending center that covers, plants, and builds; and a media center that publishes and transmits truth.

We will send laborers into all the earth in order to preach the gospel of the Kingdom and disciple the nations.

We will never compromise our calling, wane in our passion or abandon the cause.

We are Freedom Church, a 21st century, Kingdom-minded congregation of New Testament believers!

For those of you who are visiting my blog from the C&MA Web site, Freedom Church is not an Alliance fellowship, but I thought you would be inspired by its mission statement. May we all have the same boldness and warrior spirit that characterizes Freedom Church!

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Blogger Beth said...

I've loved Springs Harvest for many years although never a member, but Pastor Dutch is on my personal Most-Respected Pastors List. A bold and courageous church who knows its mission and is focused on making a difference in the areas to which God has called it.

July 17, 2006 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Galaxian said...

Freedom Church declared:
"We will fight for the freedom of those oppressed."
Does that include political persecution in America? Such would be an enormous undertaking, because our government - especially federal - is becoming more lawless by the year.

Fighting government injustice is a mission in itself!

July 19, 2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I believe it should include defending the rights of anyone victimized by injustice or oppression in any form, whether it's unborn children facing the prospect of abortion; businesses, individuals and churches being harassed by the IRS; Christians who are arrested for exercising their First-Amendment rights to pray or share the gospel in public; and even non-violent offenders who get put away for 20 years for smoking a joint (or sometimes just for associating with someone who did). I've heard of cases where the government seized people's homes simply because their child or grandchild had grown a marijuana plant in the house without their knowledge or consent.

Of course, our first duty as Christians is to fight for the spiritual freedom of oppressed people by sharing the gospel and ministering deliverance. But in doing so, we must never neglect our responsibility to be salt in our society by working for social and political justice.

July 19, 2006 12:36 PM  

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