The Waters is a church in Sartell, Mn. It all started in the winter of ’06 when Pastor Doug Vagle and his wife Peggy felt God calling them to this community. The Waters Church strives to bring relevancy back to one’s faith in Christ… Christianity is not a destination…it is a journey. A journey that just works better when you take it with other people. A journey that ONLY works when you’re following Jesus Christ.
– OUR MISSION –
LOVE GOD | LOVE PEOPLE | LOVE LIFE
FAMILIES ARE OUR PASSION | CHILDREN ARE OUR PRIORITY
People matter to God. Even if they don’t know it yet.
That is why we are committed to letting them know they matter through AUTHENTIC experience, AUTHENTIC community, and AUTHENTIC investment. Striving to do all of this through the power of PRAYER and with EXCELLENCE.
-Relevant Preaching – using creative methods to apply God’s unchanging message to our lives today.
-Meaningful and Personal Worship – true worship brings God to the center of our focus. It’s all about Him. The more we seek Him, the more we find Him.
-Life Groups – we all have a longing to know and be known. We want to see every person connect with someone else on their journey of connecting with God.
-Family Development – our culture has mutilated God’s idea of family. God desires to restore every family because healthy families were His idea in the first place.
-Next Generation – kids and teens are our future. We need to prepare them today.
-Leadership – we want to empower the church to do the work of Christ.
-Missions – making a difference in our world both near and far.
through the Power of PRAYER – prayer changes things. Prayer allows us to tap into God’s source of strength for our lives.
With EXCELLENCE – Excellence honors God and inspires people.
Affiliated with the Assemblies of God
THE WATERS CHURCH STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
The Waters Church is a bible believing and bible preaching church that recognizes that it cannot, and does not desire to, bind the conscience of individuals in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be lead in those areas by God, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. We believe the Statement of Beliefs to be an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches.
– The Inspired Scriptures –
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
– The One True God –
The one true God has revealed Himself as the “I Am,” the Creator and Redeemer of mankind. We believe God eternally exists in three persons called the Trinity which is comprised of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 43:10,11; Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 4:5-6)
– The Deity of Jesus –
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death, resurrection, substitutionary work on the cross, and ascension to the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:23; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 13:3; Luke 24:39; Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 1:3)
– The Fall of Man –
Man was created good and upright; however, man voluntarily transgressed and fell, and thereby, is spiritually dead and away from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
– The Salvation of Man –
Man’s only hope is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is by grace through faith and demonstrated in repentance leading to a relationship with Jesus Christ. (John 3:3; Romans 12:13-15; Ephesians 2:8)
– Ordinances of the Church –
We believe that following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water by full immersion in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the body and blood of Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. (Mark 16:16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
– The Baptism in the Holy Spirit –
Given at Pentecost, we believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father available to all Christians. It was sent by Jesus after His Ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth. In scripture the initial evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues (unknown prayer language). (Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; John 14:15-17)
– Sanctification –
The act of separation from that which is evil and dedicating oneself to God and that which is good, upright, and morally pure. (Romans 12:1,2; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14)
– The Church and Its Mission –
The Church is the representative of Jesus on earth and is to carry out the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 19:10)
– The Ministry –
A divinely called and scripturally ordained minister has been provided by God to lead the church in evangelization, worship, building the body, and general leadership of the church. (Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11,16)
– Divine Healing –
Is provided for today by the Scriptures and included in the atonement for our sins. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
– The Blessed Hope and Second Coming –
The resurrection and rapture of all Christians dead and alive to meet Christ in the air is the Blessed Hope. The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture and a return to earth by Christ with His saints for a thousand-year reign. (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:17,30)
– The Final Judgment –
There will be a final judgment at which all men will be judged. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20)
– The New Heaven and Earth –
All of God’s children will reign forever in a new heaven and a new earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21,22)