When We Say That We Are 'Saved,' What Do We Mean?
In short, we are saying that we have accepted Jesus into our hearts and received the gift of Salvation! The Bible says “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” Romans 10:9. By trusting Jesus as your Savior, you will be forgiven of your sins and born into the family of God. We would love to welcome you into the family and help you grow in your relationship with God.
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Joining the Church
Joining a church is a big decision, and we are honored that you are considering connecting with us. Each week, we extend an opportunity for a person to respond to the gospel during one of four invitations:
- Salvation – Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive forgiveness of your sins. Romans 10:9-10
- Rededication – Anyone who has accepted Christ, but has strayed in their walk with Him, can rededicate themselves to Christ. 1 John 1:9
- Assurance – If you’re unsure of your salvation status, you can receive absolute assurance. 1 John 5:13
- Church Membership – Membership is extended to anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Hebrews 10:25
Although He knew no sin, Jesus demonstrated to us that baptism is an outward expression of the spiritual change that takes place when a person receives the free gift of salvation. The Bible tells us we don’t get baptized to get saved; rather we are baptized because of our relationship with the One who died so we can have eternal life. It is therefore extremely important that baptism occurs after a person has made a conscious decision to repent of their sins and profess their faith in Jesus Christ.
Our Baptism service is normally held on the 1st Sunday (Jan., Apr., Jul., & Oct.) at the church. Candidates should arrive at least one hour prior to the 11 am Worship Service. You can visit and discuss this area with us or call the church at 315-627-0414 and we will be delighted to speak with you.
1 Peter 2:2 says "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." Here at The Promise Land Church, we place a high priority on the teaching, preaching, hearing, and application of God's Word. Yes, knowledge really is power! If we are going to grow, according to 2 Peter 3:18, in our relationship with Jesus, we must read and adopt the careful study of the scriptures found in the Bible. This will give us a better understanding of their meaning, how to relate them to our lives, which in turn leads to gained wisdom. Reading and studying the Word of God greatly impacts the quality of life we will live. We invite you to come, grow, fellowship, or otherwise be a part of a Church family that lives out their faith together.
Basic Principals In Christianity
This course is geared toward new believers but open to all. It covers the basic principles of Christianity in a relaxed, engaging environment. Each class starts with a general lesson followed by small group interactions. Attendees find themselves refreshed in their faith and energized to seek higher levels of commitment.
The Principles in Christianity is a 10-week class that covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions like 'Who is Jesus? Why did He die?' Each week, students gather to share a time of fellowship, participate in a lesson on the topic of the week and then gather into small groups for discussion. The lesson each week acts as the springboard for small group discussions.
Holy Communion is the observance of the Lord's Table or the Last Supper. It was instituted by Christ with His disciples. It represents His body and His blood. We participate to remember His death and sacrifice until He returns. It is also a time of self-reflection. Our Communion service is held on 3rd Sundays during our morning worship service. Reference Scriptures: Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:24-31.
During our Orientation Program, we welcome our newest Promise Land members and provide others with an opportunity to learn more about our ministry. This session is generally held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom link is emailed directly to you once you register. If you are interested in learning more about The Promise Land Church and would like to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practical Life Class
"Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law." Psalm 119:18 - As a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching ministry, anytime we have an opportunity to study the Bible, we are expanding our minds and gaining life-changing wisdom. Our Practical Life Classes for all ages are always exciting discussions that allow us to dive deeper into the Word of God. Join us on Sundays at 10 am!
Spiritual Gifts Class
We were created by, through and for Jesus Christ to testify of His love, grace, and power. We believe that every believer exists to glorify God and has a spiritual gift that can be nurtured for the glory of God. The bible says in Ephesians 4:7 "But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift." During this class, you will be administered a spiritual gifts inventory, that will help you to identify your God-given spiritual gifts. It is our prayer that you will use your gifts to serve God and bring others to Christ.
Attending The Promise Land Church on a weekly basis is life-changing and getting involved is an amazing experience. With more than 40 service and teaching ministries, we are confident that there is a place that fits your spiritual gifts and life needs. These six classes explore the fundamental core values of our ministry while introducing you to our ministries to determine which one(s) may be the right fit for you!