Upwards church

Beliefs & purpose

Who Are We?

Upwards Church is a church that is all about Loving God, Loving People, and Sharing Jesus. We focus on loving God through our worship and giving together on the weekends. We focus on loving people in our Connect Groups during the week. We focus on sharing Jesus on our ministry, outreach, and missions teams.

Upwards Church exists to equip families for life. We serve the entire family and want to give parents every tool they will need to care for and nurture their children in the ways of Jesus.

What We Believe At Upwards Church

  • What we believe about god

    God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27, and 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  • What we believe about Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father and has existed since the beginning of time. As the Son of God, Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5;,and 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

  • What we believe about the holy spirit

    The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Jesus Christ. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives all believers a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, and 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, and 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

  • What we believe about the bible

    The Bible is God's word to us written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, and 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

  • What we believe about human beings

    People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2)

  • What we believe about salvation

    Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ, as God's offer of forgiveness, can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, and 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

  • What we believe about eternity

    People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelations 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)


    God loves you and has a plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). Your sin causes a cosmic chasm separating you from God (Isaiah 59:2). God sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins (Romans 5:8). It's your choice to believe and receive the gift of life through Christ and become a child of God (John 1:12). If you have made the decision to follow Christ and commit your life to Him (Romans 10:9-10), please let us know so we can celebrate with you and encourage your next step in Baptism.


    Baptism is a symbol of Christ's burial & resurrection. It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian and an outward profession of faith. Baptism is the next step in your spiritual journey after making a decision to follow Jesus. Scripture teaches that everyone who believes should be baptized as soon as they have believed (Luke 3:3).

    The only requirement to be baptized is that you’ve begun a personal relationship with Jesus. If you’ve taken that step, then baptism is definitely right for you! Scripture also teaches that baptism is a way to recognize the new life that you have started in following Christ (Romans 6:4). The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. For more information about baptism, please visit our Blog at: https://upwards.blog/?s=baptism

    If you are ready to take your next step and be baptized, please let us know.