The Church of PROMISE
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Your DONATIONS are Appreciated
Thank you for your generous gift towards this ministry. The Church of Promise, Online & Mobile appreciates any support that is given, rather weekly, monthly, or yearly. We stand on the PROMISES of Christ our Savior,
History of The Church of Promise
History of The Church of Promise
It was in our den of the Founders Bishop Dr. Zella Berry Case & Suffragan Bishop Martin W. Case eight people decided to begin this ministry known as The Church of Promise. We gathered to discuss forming the ministry and initiated during the conversation the naming of the Church. Nobody seemed to pull the name together, therefore the founders of the church were asked what did we think we should call the church, and the reply from Bishop Dr. Case was that "we are standing on the promises of God," Therefore, the name of the church was formed as The Church of Promise, and so it was.
The Church of Promise was started in October of 2008. In Genesis 12:1-3 The Call of Abram 12:1 states this:
"Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (ESV)
On that day we knew that this was just the initial beginning of a variety of ministries that would be birth out of this household of faith.
Knowing even at that time that The Church of Promise would not be placed forever in our home, but would reach abroad, doing several missionary ministries, teaching ministries, and of course deliverance ministries.
From our home, the ministry moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina, gaining several new members and losing some old members. From Hillsborough, NC we moved to Durham, NC and it seems that Durham will be for a while, the place for which we will introduce to many the reason for Christ coming to our rescue.
At the present, we have introduced The Church of Promise as a mobile church that will go to many locations teaching and preaching the word of Christ and bringing people to the arms of Christ. Being online due to the pandemic has created a new avenue to reach the lost and repair that which has been broken for years in the connection that the local church does for those that may not look the traditional part of those who are in the CHURCH House. Also ultimately we are reaching people through the internet, creating a worldwide explosive connection to people who we may not know or meet, yet being concerned with their souls and their eternity.
We believe that we are saved by the grace of God, and we continually stand on the promises that God has established for us in His WORD. Since the beginning of this church, there have been many trials and tribulations, but we know and realize that even Christ had struggles (humanly) in getting people to understand what true worship and faith works are. Though there are other religions that have prophecies in them, none are 100% accurate as is the Bible; and none of them point to someone like Jesus who made incredible claims and performed incredible deeds. The Old Testament was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born, yet the Old Testament prophesied many things about Jesus. This is undoubtedly evidence of divine influence upon the Bible. We believe the entire Bible and all the prophesies that lay within it.
Finally, we do believe and trust in our core beliefs concerning what it takes to be a Christian. Christianity is summarized in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him
shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a
shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the
sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was
An hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall
the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave
thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we
thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto
you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then
shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for
the devil and his angels: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no
drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye
visited me not Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a
stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying,
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these
shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” KJV
What We Believe
What We Believe
- The Bible is our guidebook to know God and His will for our lives. It was God-breathed. Therefore it is error-free in the original writings, and it is the highest authority for all Christians and the church. God is the all-mighty, all-knowing, and all-present creator of the universe, perfect in love and holiness. He’s existed from eternity past as God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and yet remains one God. He wants to have a relationship with us and be involved in our lives. Jesus Christ is God in the flesh fully God and full man. He came to show us who God is and remove the sin barrier between us and Him. He now invites everyone to place faith in Him and know God.
- We believe in the triune God: Creator resurrected Christ, the sole Head of the church, and the Holy Spirit, who guides and brings about the creative and redemptive work of God in the world.
- The Holy Spirit is God’s presence upon the earth today. He comes to renew and live within people who place their faith in Jesus. He comes to convict us of sin, teach us, comfort us, and empower us to do God’s will.
- Human beings are God’s greatest achievement in creation. We were made in God’s likeness so we can have a love relationship with Him and do His will on the earth. But because of sin, our relationship with God was broken. Apart from Jesus, people no longer know or love God.
- The Gospel is the good news that Jesus in His amazing grace took the punishment for our sins by dying on a cross. He did this out of love for us though we didn’t love Him. He then rose from the dead to prove His power to forgive and save us. The gospel says in Jesus we’re loved and considered good before we learn to love and do good. The gospel says in Jesus we can come to God and get our lives straight, rather than get our lives straight and then maybe come to God. That’s good news!
- Salvation is knowing God and living eternally with Him. The only way to be saved is to change our old sinful way of thinking, and put our complete trust in Jesus and the Gospel. From that point on Jesus must become the leader of our lives. The goal of spiritual growth is to become like Jesus. The Bible says only God can make us like Jesus. But we have to do our part like spending time with God daily, yielding our wills to God, depending on the Holy Spirit, and training ourselves to turn away from sin and turn to God.
- The Church is the community of believers who gather in Jesus’ name to love God, love each other, serve the world, and make more followers of Jesus. The church is also responsible for carrying out Jesus’ commands to Baptize new believers and administer The Lord’s Supper.
- We believe the fruit of the spirit to be love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. (Gal 5:22-23)
- We believe in the sanctity of marriage as established by the Lord in the beginning as being a union between one man and one woman. Any other type of relationships such as homosexuality, polygamy, the multiplicity of marriages, common-law marriage and cohabiting are not sanctioned by God and are disharmonious with the plan for His creation. In case of a breach of this covenant by adultery (fornication), the innocent one may remarry. (Mark 10:6-9; Mat 5:31-32, 19: 3-9; 1 Cor. 7:10-11)
- We believe that the 5-Fold Ministry exists today as stated in Eph. 4:11.
- We believe in baptism by submersion of water. You are "crucified" (standing upright in water), you are "buried" (immersed into the water), and you are "resurrected into life" (raised out of the water). Water baptism then is a picture of spiritual baptism as defined in Rom. 6:3-5 and 1 Corinthians 12:13. It is the outward testimony of the believer's inward faith. A sinner is saved the moment he places his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism is a visible testimony to that faith.