Sovereign Ministries endeavors to be a church of the Lord Jesus Christ as described, established and mandated by the New Testament. Our ultimate desire is to bring glory to God through His church. The ultimate authority for Sovereign Ministries organization, governance and operation is the Bible.
We believe all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testament scriptures are verbally inspired by God. We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings and it is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternal self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10,11; Matt. 28:19.
The Salvation of Man
The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Man is saved by the regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11, 3:5-7, Romans 10:13-15: Luke 24:47). The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the witness of the Spirit (Acts 2:36-41); (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance and living a life of holiness (1 Thess. 4:7, 2 Tim. 1:9).
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life (Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-10).
The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and fruit of the vine, is symbolic of our sharing in His suffering and death, and prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John 6:48,51 53-57; Luke 22:19, 20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).
To reconcile the world to the church by becoming ambassadors of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” II Corinthians 5:20
To equip the saints for the work of ministry through instruction so that the body may grow in the knowledge of the Son of God; to become mature disciples, and to fulfill the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:13
To serve the community where God has placed us and to represent the body of Christ. Serving others is a distinguishing mark of christendom in the world. By giving up our own rights in order to serve others, we will one day receive everything God has in store for us. Matthew 20:27-28.