At Empowered Living Ministries (The ELM), we see our God-designed life bringing balanced victory to the body of Christ in the world at large. We endeavor to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a worship experience that is lively, anointed, and inviting for people at any and every stage of their Christianity.
Our vision is simple. We believe that to effect change, our ministry must focus on more than just the spiritual. We need to teach people not just how to believe, but how to see life, how to live purposefully and how to please Him through daily actions. We know that the Word of God has the power to save the soul and to judge the thoughts and attitudes of an individual, and we are determined to be sure that a believer is also what we call a right-thinker, someone who has been given access into realms of faith that lead to victory. You deserve to live a victorious life.
Our goal is that we all may live the life ordained by God with balanced victory, pleasing Him every day. We aspire to start a unified people on a journey leading every soul to the destiny required and prescribed by God. When you have a mission that big, there’s only one way to deliver it – with excitement, with passion and with your entire heart.
Come be a part of our family and personally experience everything that The ELM has to offer – the anointing, the power, and of course, the Word of our God.
These truths are what we believe:
THE BIBLE - We believe that the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are God-breathed: that by the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit, the biblical writers wrote the divine, trustworthy and authoritative Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
THE TRINITY - We believe in the one true God who has revealed Himself as eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable yet indivisible (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
JESUS - We believe in the Incarnation and the deity of Jesus of Nazareth: that He is Lord, the Son of the living God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 14, 18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Philippians 2:5-11; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:12-13, 16).
MAN - We believe that mankind was originally created by God in His image, fell into sin through disobedience, marred God’s image, plunged all of creation into depravity and made it impossible for man to save himself (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12).
ATONEMENT - We believe in the Substitutionary Atonement: that Jesus, the Christ, died on the Cross for our sins, obtained eternal redemption for us, was buried, was raised bodily from the dead on the third day fulfilling Old Testament prophecy, and appeared to His disciples (Isaiah 53; Luke 24:1-3; Acts 1:1-3; 2:22-36; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Hebrews 9:12-14).
THE RESURRECTION - We believe that Jesus of Nazareth ascended bodily into heaven, was exalted to the right hand of the Father, and that He will literally and physically return the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Hebrews 9:28).
SALVATION - We believe that the personal salvation of the repentant sinner, by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross, produces the Abundant Life (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; John 10:10; 19:30; Acts 17:30-31; Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24).
BAPTISM - We believe in water baptism by immersion as an obedient response of the believer to the command of the Lord (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 19:1-5).
THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father for empowering believers to witness about Christ (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4).
THE CHURCH - We believe in the local church as the primary instrument of God in the earth to disciple men and to establish the kingdom of God through prayer, fellowship and the ministry of the Word (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; 6:4; 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 10:25).