What we are about:
We exist to show people how God uses ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. This is to enhance the effectiveness of the call of God on one's life, for successful Christian living in today's ever challenging world. We will take people through the Word of God and teach them how to apply it to their lives to make a significant impact on their world by walking in a greater understanding of their calling.
- To lead people to Christ and build them into a worshiping community.
- To teach people the Word of Faith and the healing power of Jesus.
- To develop and mature Christians to be effective leaders in their world.
To cause the church to realise who God is in His fullness, who we are through the work of Christ and what we have been called to do with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
To equip the church with the skills to be fruitful Christians grounded in the faith, finding their place in the life of the church.
What we believe:
- The Bible is the written Word of God and that both the Old and New Testaments are divinely inspired of God and have supreme authority over dreams, visions, prophecy or any ideas of man.
- The existence of God in three (3) persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The Word is the Creator of all things by a decisive act of His power (not in evolution); that He is the giver of life and existence to all and provider of everything that is good and perfect. (John 1:1-14)
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God; the first-born from the dead; equal to God – not claiming it to be robbery; as born of a virgin and knew no sin; who died for the sin of all mankind and rose again, now sitting at the right hand of the Father; being the only one who has the name under heaven by which man can be saved and being the only mediator between God and man, having the power to forgive sin and restore mankind back to the Father and who took the authority from Satan and defeated him openly.
- The Holy Spirit is a person, not a force or a thing; He is one with the Father and Son; was given at Pentecost and that every believer should be baptized therewith to empower them to live the Christian life; that as a result of receiving the Holy Spirit every believer can speak with tongues; that the baptism with the Holy Spirit and speaking with tongues is not a requirement for salvation.
- All men have sinned, Jesus Christ being the only way back to God the Father; that every man must individually receive Jesus as his Lord and Saviour through faith so as to be saved by grace.
- Being born again is the only way into God’s kingdom and different to the experience of being filled with the Spirit.
- In the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit as He wills.
- In Water Baptism by full immersion, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, following salvation; that it is a sign of the covenant we have with God in Christ; that the one being baptized understands the requirements thereof.
- Believers should bear the fruit of repentance from dead works and exhibit faith towards God.
- The celebration of the Lord’s Supper should be regularly observed as Christ commanded and this being for all believers.
- Prosperity is available to every believer, being God’s will.
- Healing is available to every believer, being God’s will, through the laying on of hands, gifts of healing, and the prayer of agreement etc.
- Tithing is a responsibility and privilege of every believer and that tithe being 10% of their income given into their local Church.
- In the reality of the devil; he being a fallen spiritual being opposing all that Christ stands for; working to steal, kill and destroy; that he is the tempter of man and is the author of all evil, sickness, poverty and natural disasters.
- In the resurrection of the dead for all mankind of whom those who have received Jesus as their Lord shall receive their rewards and those who have rejected Jesus as their Lord shall be sentenced to everlasting punishment.
- Christ will return to receive His Church at the rapture and shall come the second time with His Church to establish His millennial reign.
- In the importance of the command of Christ to make disciples of all mankind.
- To promulgate the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through the local churches.
- To instruct and disseminate the teachings of the Christian faith.
- To promote and co-ordinate Christian Witness in the nation of Australia and all around the world, in all places and areas of society but not limited to Universities, Colleges, Schools, Hospitals, Prisons, Crusades, Camp Meetings, and any other public and /or private institution.
- To support those engaged in Christian Worship and other forms of Christian Witness.
- To foster unity among Christian Churches.
- To pioneer new works and establish Churches in Australia and abroad.
- To actively give oversight, support, training and encouragement to those who begin new churches.
- To communicate the Gospel by any type of media including but not limited to print, radio, television, film, video, DVD, or audio recordings.
- To support other churches, missionaries, mission stations locally or in their overseas activities.
- To establish ministry training schools and equip people who desire to enter the ministry with theological and practical training in all areas of Christian Ministry.
- To train people and release them to use their spiritual and natural gifts in ministry.
- To write, print, publish and market Christian books, literature and study courses.
- To produce audio, video and DVD teaching materials..
- To bring health to church's
Although there is no scriptural mandate for church membership, there is certainly nothing to prohibit it.
We have two levels of membership. The first level of membership is called ‘Attendees Membership’ or web site membership, all attendees are encouraged to become website members, this also means that you call Faith Works International Plainland your home church and you give and serve there when and where possible.
The second level of membership is what we call ‘Family Membership’. If you wish to be a part of this membership group there are some expectations and responsibilities that are not expected from 'Attendees Membership.'
- There are six supportive points you need to agree with
- There is a membership covenant you need to agree to and sign
- There is an induction meeting you need to attend
The Leadership for our church is selected from our ‘Family Membership’ base. Only the ‘Family Membership’ members are approached by the Executive Board to give advisory input into the decisions of the church when necessary.
- Church membership is a way of officially identifying oneself with a local body of believers.
- Church membership is a statement that a Christian is in agreement with their local church and is willing to be identified as a representative of it.
- Church membership is also valuable for organisational purposes and a good way of determining who is supportive of the vision and mission of the church. Only the ‘Family Membership’ members are approached by the Executive Board to give advisory input into the decisions of the church when necessary. The Leadership for our church is selected from our ‘Family Membership’ base. No one can hold a leadership position in the church unless they are a part of the ‘Family Membership’ base.
- Church membership is not required of Christians. It is simply a way of saying, "I am a Christian and I believe Faith Works International is a good church to call home, I am willing to pray for, serve in and financially support."
So if you would like to join our ‘Family Membership’ please open the PDF below read, fill in, sign and give the completed form to one of the Executive Board members.
Who are we connected with?
Faith Works International-Plainland
Is a part of the A2A Denominational movement. A2A embraces traditional evangelical theology, including the central truths of the charismatic renewal that has swept across the church worldwide and given it the dynamic expression of spiritual life and explosive growth we see today. We are autonomous churches in community together for the purpose of mutual encouragement and relational accountability.
The name A2A is inspired by the exciting verses from Act 2 which describe the early church. We have asked the question, why can’t we look like this? The churches which form our movement are an alliance of churches with a diverse expression who believe our unity is based in our faith in Jesus Christ and not in conformity of expression or emphasis. The A2A name is, therefore, an abbreviation of Acts Chapter Two churches who wish to form an alliance and want to join forces to strengthen and encourage each other because we believe "together we can".