We Believe -
The Bible to be the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
There is only one god, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the perfect union of humanity and deity in Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven where He ever lives as our great High Priest and Advocate.
That for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling Christians are able to live the Christian life, and by whom Christians can be stirred and activated in the supernatural gifting God gives, enabling them to witness their faith to the lost.
That every born-again, Spirit-baptized believer should maintain a consistent prayer life, praying both with understanding and in the Spirit.
In the spiritual unity of believers as the body of Christ, the Church; that Jesus Christ is Lord and Head of the Church, and that He has provided leadership for the local church through the ascension gift ministries of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher.
In the second coming of Jesus Christ to earth to establish His physical Kingdom, and begin His thousand-year reign.
In the bodily resurrection of the dead for the believer unto eternal life, and for them that are lost, unto damnation.
Our Vision -
It is our vision to fulfill the call of Jesus Christ to establish the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Our Lord has determined that the Kingdom would be established by the work of His church. The church is to be a mature, holy people who would show to the earth an alternative life style full of the life of Christ. The people of God are to truly be “the light of the world”. As Jesus Christ builds His church, perfects her, and establishes the Kingdom, we intend to be on the cutting edge of this move.
As a restoration, present-truth church, we strive to develop the five-fold ministry of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher in the church. These gifts were given to the church by Jesus to equip the saints for the work of the ministry in the church and in the marketplace. The operation of these ministries will bring the church into maturity and we will see the kingdom established!
Apostle James Cole
Pastor of The Rock Church
You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.
Singing In The Spirit:
1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,
Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,
1 Tim. 2:8
Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:
1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14
Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:
John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,
Being “Slain In The Spirit”:
2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,
John 18:6, Acts 9:4
Flags and Banners:
Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,
Bishop Bill Hamon
Founder of CI
Christian International is an international ministry with churches in many countries. The vision of the ministry is to see the kingdom of God established in the earth until the “kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ.” (Revelations 11:15)
To accomplish the Lord’s command, CI ministers, according to Ephesians 4:11-16, work to train the saints to establish the kingdom.
Apostle Leon Walters
Central Heartland Regional Director