The following are the core beliefs of Vertical Encounter 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.

The Bible

The complete verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures originally given. They are infallible and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort in all matters, including scientific and historical, as well as moral and theological.

2 Tim 3:16, 1 Cor 2:13

One God

Who exists in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible.

Matt 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14


Test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis, his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain divine goodness.

Rom 3:10-18, Gen 1:26-28

The Lord Jesus Christ

He is the Savior of all people, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Virgin Mary, very God and very man.

Luke 1:26-35, John 1:18, Isa 7:14;9:16

Christ's Death, Resurrection and Ascension

He died for our sins, was buried, rose again on the third day, and appeared to His disciples. We believe in His bodily ascension to heaven and His bodily coming again for the Church.

1 Cor 15:14, Romans 4:25, John 14:2-3, 1 Thess 4:13-18


A gift from God for all people of every race, age and background, received through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the Cross, by which we obtain forgiveness of sins.

Eph 2:8-9, Heb 9:12,22, Rom 5:11

Eternal Life

For all who believe in the way of salvation God made for us through Christ; and eternal consequences of separation from God for those who reject Christ.

John 3:16

The Gifts of the Spirit

The operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Cor 12-14 and demonstrated in the Early Church.

1 Cor 12-14

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