What We Believe

"True faith rests upon the character of God and asks
no further proof than the moral perfections
of the One who cannot lie."
- A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Parkside Assembly of God based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions to Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
Biblical References: Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7

The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.
Biblical Reference: Romans 8:16

The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
Biblical References: Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to, should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
Biblical References: Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.
Biblical References: Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9
With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8); a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28); an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42); and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
Divine Healing
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
Biblical References: Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16
Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.

Biblical References: Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6

This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21,22; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalms 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4).
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
The Fall
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
The Church
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Making disciples of all people in all nations.


We believe that giving glory, honor, and praise to God is key to becoming the people God created us to be. Through worshiping God, we discover who we are as God’s children
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit  is the living presence of Jesus in the life of the believer. He also is at work in the church as we gather. He teachers, guides, gifts, and empowers.
We are real people doing real life together. We accomplish being authentic and real in every area of our lives by having a real authentic relationship with Jesus.
The Great Comission calls us beyond the walls of our church to people who have not heard the Gospel. We will take the Gospel and the love of Jesus to our families, our local community, and around the globe.
We believe that God created us to live in relationship with Him and each other. We believe that Jesus makes it possible to live in relationship with God and each other, which will bolsters our faith and builds the Kingdom of God.
The Next Gen
We are committed to reaching the next generation. We believe the next generation will shape our future culture.
Our mission is to cultivate disciples. We take the Great Commission very seriously and are devoted to making mature followers of Jesus.
We believe, as individuals and as a church, we should live generously. When we live generously, our time, money, and talents come together to help others live in obedience to God.