KNOW

GOD

SUNDAY SERVICES

FIND FREEDOM

CONNECT GROUPS

NEXT STEPS

DISCOVER PURPOSE

DREAM TEAM

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IMG_8736_original.jpg

OUR PASTORS

OUR LEAD PASTORS

Wil and Melanie Williford

OUR ASSOCIATE PASTORS

Alex and Sara Entz

OUR FOUNDING PASTORS

Al and Gloria Veer

WHO WE ARE

Jesus is our passion


We believe that Jesus was and is really the Son of God. His love and His sacrifice have changed our lives. He was passionate about us and so we also want to be passionate about him. To know Jesus means to love him… even if our eyes have not yet seen him, our heart knows him very well!




People are at the center


To love God has the automatic side effect of loving that which he loves. God loves people passionately… so much so that He gave his life for us all. Our biggest concern is to love people and to tend to their needs the way He has done for us.




Generosity is our privilege


We want to be selfless givers because He has given so generously. We believe that generosity is one of the biggest powers in the universe. Those who decide to live a generous life will become free of self, live “lighter” and they can influence an egoistic society in a powerful way. A generous church is a blessed church.




To be uncomplicated is our motto


In a world that gets more complicated by the minute we decide to be authentic and keep the essentials of life at the forefront… God first, others first, prayer first. We strive for believing the best in others and to treat them in such a way as we would like to be treated. We are quick to forgive when we have been mistreated.




We want to model serving leadership


In a world of pushing and fighting to get to the top we want to follow the example of Jesus and serve. We recognize that God has given each of us gifts and talents. With these talents we can collectively make a big difference when we use them for His purpose. To bow a knee and humbly serve others is by far the highest and most noble way to live.




Joy is our decision


We love life because it was God’s original plan for us. Religion and a religious spirit have always tried to take the drive out of life. A “God filled” life is marked by blessing, thriving and walking in God’s favor.

Yes, we will meet trials and challenges along the way, but joy is always our decision…. those who walk in joy will walk in strength.




We fight for justice


The injustice around us moves us and certainly does not leave us cold. We will not tolerate the things in our society which make God’s heart angry and sad. With God’s word and His principles as our standard we strive to bring light into the darkest corners of poverty, abuse and injustice in a practical way.





WHAT WE BELIEVE

1. The Bible is the Word of God


The Bible is the inspired Word of God through which he revealed his Will. The new covenant recorded in the New Testament is the highest authority for christian living and teaching (II Timothy 3,14-16; I Thessalonians 2,13; I Peter 1, 23-25; II Peter 1,21)




2. Trinity


There is only one true God, entirely and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1,1; Matthew 28, 19)




3. The divinity of Jesus Christ


The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God, the second person of the Trinity. He became human. He was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for the atonement of all mankind. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the Father as our high priest, intercessor and Lord. (Matthew 1,23; John 1;1+14; Isaiah 9,5-6)




4. Salvation through faith


Salvation for mankind comes through the grace of God alone. It is by faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ not as a result of good works or human efforts. (Ephesians 2,8-9; Romans 3,24; 20,8-10)




5. Rebirth in Christ


Spiritual regeneration (rebirth) through the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation (John 3,3-5; II Corinthians 5,17)




6. Eternal Judgement


The saved will be resurrected to eternal life. The lost will be resurrected to eternal condemnation in the lake of fire (Revelation 19,20; 20,11-15; Hebrews 9,25-28)




7. The church - the body of Christ


All believing Christians who are born of the Spirit (see point 5) are part of the church. This is independent of their denominational background or membership. Through the new birth all who believe in Christ are united in one body where each one fulfills their essential role. (Ephesians 1,22-23; Hebrews 12,23)




8. Baptism in the Holy Spirit


According to Acts 2,4 the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience separate from the new birth. Every believer has a right to it. It equips them with the necessary godly power for their life and ministry. One of the biblical aftereffects of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the speaking in tongues. (Acts 1,8, 2,4; 2,38-39; 19,1-7; Matthew 3,11; John 14,16-17)




9. Righteousness through faith


As born-again Christians we are cleansed of all sin by the blood of Jesus Christ and declared the righteousness of God. We can now stand before God without guilt or inferiority but with reverence and candor. (II Corinthians 5,21; Ephesians 4,24; Hebrews 4,16; I John 1,7-9)




10. The authority of the believer


As born-again Christians we are cleansed of all sin by the blood of Jesus Christ and declared the righteousness of God. We can now stand before God without guilt or inferiority but with reverence and candor. (II Corinthians 5,21; Ephesians 4,24; Hebrews 4,16; I John 1,7-9)




11. God’s will for provision


It is God’s will that the whole person - spirit, soul and body - is blessed. Jesus Christ has redeemed humanity from poverty, sickness and sin. (This fact does not exempt us from trials and temptations) (Matthew.6,33; John.10,10; Romans.8,32; Galatians.3,13; Ephesians.1,3; Phillipians.4,19; IPeter.2,24; III John 2.)




12. Biblical faith


We can receive the promises of God through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ by the grace of God through our personal faith. (Mark 11,24; John 15,7; II Corinthians.1,20; I John 5,14-15)





MEMBERSHIPS

We are an active member of the Hillsong Partner Networks and part of the evangelical alliance in Lörrach & Freiburg.

OFFENE TÜR | KIRCHE
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Facebook Icon

@2020 GEMEINDE DER OFFENEN TÜR E. V.

OFFENE TÜR KIRCHE | TELEFON:+49 (0)7621 4222 860 | GEMEINDE@OFFENETUER.COM