17977 Merrill Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
OUR VISION is to create an environment where triumphant cross-cultural followers of Christ live in the world radiating the glory of GOD in holiness, happiness (Joy) and healthiness. OUR VISION is that this growing body of believers would be noted by their lifestyles and quality of life as individuals, as families and as the church. This quality multiplication will provide a church of 21,000 in the main and multiply daughter churches.
OUR VISION is to build a staff team who direct, equip and empower the followers of Christ as those followers lead the Church in ministry. The vision consists of staff that is volunteer and vocational. A church operation directed by pastors includes Pastoral support staff whose principle responsibility is to support the executive leadership and lay-led ministries in the church and 7,000 Vision Casters (Lay-ministers). Our vision calls for a staff Pastoral ratio of one to every two hundred members.
OUR VISION is to share timeless truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the street and across the world. This includes training and leading each member in soul winning as well as carrying the message over the media with books and publications and two television programs. It is one, which blesses believers and one to reach an ever-changing pop culture.
OUR VISION is to provide programs, which teach the timeless truth of God’s word applying them to eternal life and maximum lifestyle in the now. These programs using the vehicles of plenary gatherings, sub congregations and small groups are to be designed to speak life to those who receive it.
OUR VISION is to build facilities excellent in beauty and function. These buildings will serve to DRAW, WIN, BUILD and SEND triumphant followers of Jesus Christ, while also serving the general community. These buildings of themselves, speak eloquently the glory of God.
OUR VISION is to serve the needs of people of all ages, races, cultures and standings, openly demonstrating our oneness as leaders in diversity, setting the pace for society thereby reflecting the kingdom of God.
OUR VISION is to touch the nations with the Maximum Living message of Jesus Christ by establishing ministry in seven nations with three churches in each of the nations and through media, laying the groundwork for touching the world. Our Vision is to heal hurts and build dreams and advocating for our fellow man by meeting humanitarian, motiva-tional and psychological needs to fulfill God-given dreams.
OUR VISION is to touch other church communities through effective conferences and crusades, which share the Loveland lifestyle.
Because Jesus is Lord, the mission of Loveland Church is to Worship, Evangelize, Disciple, Serve and Fellowship, maximizing lives for triumphant living, in order to reach the world.
Doctrinal Statement (What we believe)
We believe that where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent, we are silent. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we understand the whole Bible is inspired in the sense that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture.
We believe that this divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the writings–historical, poetical, doctrinal, and prophetical–as appeared in the original manuscripts.
We believe that all the scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work in His first and second coming, and hence that no portion, even of the Old Testament, is properly read, or understood, until it leads to Him. We also believe that the Scriptures were designed for our practical instruction.
Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11
Luke 24:27, 44
Acts 1:16; 17:2-3; 18:28; 26:22-23; 28:23
I Corinthians 2-13; 10:11
II Timothy 3:16
II Peter 1:21
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit–and that these three are one God; having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfection, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obediance.
II Corinthians 13-14
Angels, Fallen and Unfallen
We believe that God created an innumerable company of sinless, spiritual beings, known as angels.
We believe that one, “Lucifer, son of the morning”–the highest in rank–sinned through pride, therby becoming Satan.
We believe that a great company of the angels followed him in his moral fall, some of whom became demons, and are active as his agents and associates in the prosecution of his unholy purposes, while others who fell are “reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.”
I Timothy 3:6
II Peter 2:4
We believe that Satan is the originator of sin, and that, under the permission of God, he, through sublety, led our first parents into transgression, thereby accomplishing their moral fall and subjecting them and their posterity to his own power.
We believe that Satan is the enemy of God and the people of God, opposing and exalting himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped; and that he who in the beginning said “I will be like the most High” in his warfare appears as an angel of light, even counterfeiting the works of God by fostering religious movements and systems of doctrine, which in every case are characterized by a denial of the efficacy of the blood of Christ, and of salvation by grace alone.
II Corinthians 4:3-4; 11:13-15
II Thessalonians 2:4
I Timothy 4:1-3
We believe that Satan was judged at the cross, though not then executed, and that he, a usurper, now rules as the “god of this world.”
We believe that at the second coming of Christ, Satan will be bound and cast into the abyss for a thousand years, and after the thousand years, he will be loosed for a little season, and then “cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,” where he “shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
Revelations 10:1-3, 10
We believe that a great company of angels kept their holy estate, and are before the throne of God, from whence they are sent forth as ministering spirits to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation.
We believe that man was made lower than the angels, and that, in His incarnation, Christ took for a little time this lower place that He might lift the believer to His own sphere above the angels.
We believe that angels are not to be worshipped, and were created by God and have not existed eternally, and that Jesus Christ has eternally existed as a worshipful part of the Godhead.
Man Created and Fallen
We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God, and that he fell through sin, and, as a consequence of his sin lost his spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and that he became subject to the pwer of the devil.
We believe that this spiritual death, or total depravity of human nature, has been transmitted to the entire race of man, the Man Jesus Christ alone being excepted, and hence that every child of Adam is born into the world with a nature which not only possesses no spark of divine life, but is essentially and unchangeably bad, apart from divine grace.
Genesis 1:26; 2:17; 6:5
Psalms 14:1-2; 51:5
John 3:6; 5:40; 6:53
Romans 3:10-19; 8:6-7
I Timothy 5:6
I John 3:8
Salvation through Jesus Christ
We believe that, as provided and purposed by God and as pre-announced in the prophecies of the Scriptures, the eternal Son of God, Jesus Christ came into this world that He might manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the Redeemer of a lost world. To this end, He was born of the virgin, and received a human body and a sinless human nature.
John 1:18; 3:16
We believe that, on the human side, Jesus became and remained a perfect man, but sinless throughout His life; being at the same time very God. His earth-life sometimes functioned within the sphere of that which was human and sometimes within the sphere of that which was divine.
We believe that in fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus came first to Israel as her Messiah-King, and that being rejected of that nation, He, according to the eternal counsels of God, gave His life as a ransom for all.
I Timothy 2:6
We believe that in infinite love for the lost, Jesus voluntarily accepted His Father’s will and became the divinely provided sacrificial Lamb and took away the sin of the world, bearing the holy judgements against sin which the righteousness of God must impose. His death was, therefore, substitutionary in the most absolute sense–the just for the unjust–and by His death, He became the Saviour of the lost.
II Corinthians 5:14
I Peter 3:18
We believe that according to the Scriptures, Jesus arose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died, and that His resurrection body is the pattern of that body which ultimately will be given to all believers.
We believe that on departing from the earth, Jesus was accepted of His Father and that His acceptance is a final assurance to us that His redeeming work was perfectly accomplished.
We believe that Jesus became Head over all things to the church which is His body, and in this ministry He ceases not to intercede and advocate for the saved.
I John 2:1
We believe that owing to universal death through sin, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again; and that no degree of reformation, however great, no attainments in morality, however high, no culture, however attractive, no baptism or other ordinance, however administered, can help the sinner to take even one step toward heaven; but a new nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the Word, is absolutely essential to salvation, and only those thus saved are Sons of God.
We believe also, that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ who was made to be sin and was made a curse for us, dying in our room and stead; and that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolution, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church, nor all the churches that have existed since the days of the Apostles can add in the very least degree to the value of the blood, or to the merit of the finished work wrought for us by Jesus who united in his person true and proper deity with perfect and sinless humanity.
Galatians 3:13; 6:15
II Corinthians 5:21
I Peter 1:18-19, 23
We believe that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in Jesus Christ, and that repentance is a vital part of believing, and is in no way, in itself, a separate and independant condition of salvation; nor are any other acts such as confession, baptism, prayer, or faithful service, to be added to believing as a condition of salvation.
John 1:12; 3:16, 18, 36; 5:24; 6:29
Acts 13:39; 16:31
Romans 1:16-17; 3:22, 26; 4:5; 10:4
We believe that sanctification, which is a setting apart unto God, is three-fold: It is already complete for every saved person, because his position toward God is the same as Christ’s position. Since the believer is in Christ, he is set apart unto God in the measure in which Christ is set apart unto God. There is a progressive sanctification wherein the Christian is to “grow in grace,” and to “be changed” by the unhindered power of the Spirit.
We believe also that the child of God will yet be fully sanctified in his state, as he is now sanctified in his standing in Christ when he shall see his Lord and shall be “like Him.”
II Corinthians 3:18, 7:1
Ephesians 4-24; 5:25-27
I Thessalonians 5:23
Hebrews 10:10, 14; 12:10
I John 4:12
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the blessed Trinity, though omnipresent from all eternity, took up His abode in the world in a special sense on the day of Pentecost according to the divine promise, dwells in every believer, and by His baptism unites all to Jesus Christ in one body, and that the Holy Spirit, as the Indwelling One, is the source of all power and all acceptable worship and service.
We believe that He never takes His departure from the church, but is ever present to testify of Jesus Christ; seeking to occupy believers with Him, and not with themselves nor with their experiences.
We believe that His abode in the world, in this special sense, will cease when Jesus Christ comes to receive His own at the completion of the church.
John 14:16-17; 16:7-15
I Corinthians 6:19
II Thessalonians 2:7
We believe that, in this age, certain well-defined ministries are committed to the Holy Spirit, and that it is the duty of every Christian to understand them, and be adjusted to them in his own life and experience. These ministries are: The restraining of evil in the world to the measure of divine will; The convicting of the world respecting sin, righteousness, and judgement; The regenerating of all believers; The indwelling and anointing of all who are saved; thereby sealing them unto the day of redemption: the filling and the continued filling for power, teaching, and service of those among the saved who are yielded to Him, and who are subject to His will.
John 3:6; 16:7-11
I Corinthians 12:13
Ephesians 4:30; 5:18
II Thessalonians 2:7 I John 2:20-27
The Gifts and Filling of the Holy Spirit
We believe that God has the option of using any and all of the Biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit today. We, therefore, encourage the private and public use of all of the gifts in the orderly fashion described in the New Testament. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given for the mutual edification of the body for the glory of God, and their use is not to be forbidden by man.
I Corinthians 12:1-31, 13, 14
Yet these same gifts are to be regulated by the possessor of the gift, and appointed leadership.
We believe that sanctification is both a position already accomplished and a process being accomplished, and that the Holy Spirit performs the work of sanctification in the believer, as the spirit of the prophet is subject to the prophet, and that spiritual gifts are to be used decently, and in order.
We believe that it is God’s purpose to save human beings through the blood of Jesus Christ, providing justification before God both on earth and at the judgement. This is positional sanctification. The process of sanctification requires being filled with and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said the Father would fill those of His children who “ask”. The scriptures are not absolutely conclusive in regard to evidence and signs of being filled with the Holy spirit. Our belief is “where the Bible speaks, we speak. Where the Bible is silent, we are silent.” In the scriptures believers always praised God when they were filled. The filling of the Holy Spirit always included some use of the tongue. In some cases they spoke in unknown tongues, in other cases they “praised God” in their own language.
All believers should continually be “being filled with the Holy Spirit: and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:1-4; 4:31; 8:14-17; 10:44-47; 12:52; 19:6
I Corinthians 12:4-7; 12-14; 29:30; 14:1-6; 20-24; 39-40
The Church: A Unity of Believers
We believe that all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of the church–the body and bride of Christ, which began at Pentecost. It’s members are constituted as such regardless of membership or non-membership in the organized churches of the earth.
We believe that by the same Spirit all believers in this age are beptized into, and thus become, one body that is Christ’s, whether Jews or Gentiles, and having become members of another, are under solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian differences, and loving one another with a pure heart fervently.
I Corinthians 12:12-27
Ephesians 1:20-23; 4:3-10
The Sacraments and Ordinances
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only sacraments and ordinances of the church, and that they are a scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age.
Acts 10:57-58; 16:32-33; 18:7-8
I Corinthians 11:26
The Christian’s Walk
We believe that we are called with a holy calling, to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But the flesh with it’s fallen, Adamic nature needs to be kept by the Spirit constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives to the dishonor of our Lord.
Romans 6:11-13; 8:2, 4, 12-13
I Peter 1:14-16
I John 1:4-7; 3:5-9
We believe that divine, enabling gifts for service are bestowed by the Spirit upon all who are saved. While there is a diversity of gifts, each believer is energized by the same spirit, and each is called to his own divenly appointed service as the spirit may will. In the apostolic church there were certain gifted men–apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers–who were appointed by God for the perfecting of the saints unto their work of the ministry.
We believe also that today some men are especially called of God to special offices of ministry, and that it is to the fulfilling of His will and to His eternal glory that these shall be sustained and encouraged in their service to God.
I Corinthians 12:4-11
We believe that, wholly apart from salvation benefits which are bestowed equally upon all who believe, rewards are promised according to the faithfulness of each believer in his service for his Lord, and that these rewards will be bestowed at the judgement seat of Christ after He comes to receive His own to Himself.
I Corinthians 3:9-15; 9:18-27
II Corinthians 5-10
We believe that it is the explicit message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved, that they are sent forth by Him into the world even as He was sent forth of His Father into the world.
We believe that, after they are saved, they are divinely reckoned to be related to this world as strangers and pilgrims, ambassadors, and witnesses, and that their primary purpose in life should be to worship god, make Christ known to the whole world, and to build others up in the faith.
II Corinthians 5:18-20
I Peter 1:17; 2-11
Discipline and Restoration
Because of the propensity towards sin in human nature and the call of Holy God to holiness in the church, the call for discipline is given between individual Christians, then small groups, then Elders representing the church.
I Timothy 3:2
We believe that restoration led by, yet distinctive from, the atoning work of the blood of Jesus Christ, the active work of perpetual sanctification in the Holy Spirit, and the work of the Father in the completing word of forgiveness, is to be practiced by the Church as a stated, irrevocable ambition. We believe that the goal and process of restoration is both a need for the fallen saint and a test for the faithful saint.
We believe further, that any act of restoration must be a demonstration of meekness and humility, and any process of restoration must be relational. We believe that restoration from the Church to the fallen should be a part of the continual graceful act of the Holy Spirit toward the repentant. Scripture forbids the spirit of judgement, warns of unexpected reversals, falls, and temptations, and is the only true guide as to the restoration process, limits believers to ascertain the action rather than the heart and leaves the spirit of the fallen and true chastisement up to god.
Luke 15:7; 24:47
Romans 2:4; 11:29
II Corinthians 7:10
Whereas we believe that God has ordained that the people of God are to be led, taught, and comforted by His Spirit throughout the history of humanity. Further, we believe that God has decreed an inspired mode of government for each period of His dealings with His people.
We believe that God has placed the implementation of His own government in the hands of fallible men redeemed from the sinful nature and at once admonished that such trusted men must be filled with the Holy Spirit and demonstrate His virtues.
We believe that God’s work has been thus carried out through Judges, Kings, Prophets, Priests, Evangelists, Pastors, Apostles, Teachers, Deacons, Elders and many called differently, but so ordained that His work may carry on.
We believe that Scripture clearly indicates that vision is usually invested in a chosen leader, and that the implementation of said vision and call has been done through the spirited synergism of a group dynamic. Further, that the effect of such group dynamic has compromised the fallibility, limitations, prejudices and biases of sinful men and built upon the gifts, abilities, experiences, humility and anointing of Spirit-led men in unity, and reserved true glory for God, who alone is worthy of such glory.
Acts 6:1-7; 14:23
I Timothy 5:17
The Second Coming and the Eternal State
We believe that heaven is the beautiful eternal abode of Almighty God, who is the center of Heaven’s attention and geography. Heaven is populated by angelic creatures who worship, war and work on behalf of Holy God, and are dispatched from heaven at His bidding.
John 14:1-6; 12:2-8
Heaven is beautiful in its construction, described by biblical authors, with the most beautiful jewels and precious elements humanity can experience. It is naturally longed for in the human heart. This heaven is the third and most important of the three. The first heaven being the atmospheric sky, the second the stellar sky. The first we see by day, the second seen by night, the third seen by faith. A new heaven will be formed with a new earth after the judgement.
In Heaven, God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, will be worshipped and praised in eternity as the chief occupation of all creation.
We believe that, according to the Word of God, the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be the coming of the Lord Jesus in the air to receive to Himself into heaven both His own who are alive and remain unto His coming, and also all who have fallen asleep in Jesus, and that this event is the blessed hope set before us in the scripture, and for this we should be constantly looking.
I Corinthians 15:51-52
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
We believe that at death the spirits and souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, pass immediately into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the glorified body when Christ comes for His own, whereupon soul and body reunited shall be associated with Him forever in glory; but the spirits and souls of the unbelieving remain after death, conscious of condemnation and in misery until the final judgement of the great white throne at the close of the millennium, when soul and body reunited shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annhilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power.
Luke 16:19-26; 23:42
II Corinthians 5:8
II Thessalonians 1:7-9