Our Beliefs

Our Mission

  • Evangelize the lost
  • Worship God
  • Disciple believers
  • Show compassion

We believe that our mission is what Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

To accomplish this mission, we believe that God has given us power through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, as described in Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

AG Core Doctrines

There are 4 core doctrines of the Assemblies of God, which we affirm at Butler Assembly of God.

These 4 core doctrines are:

  • Salvation
  • Divine Healing
  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  • Second Coming

The doctrine of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus, as taught in the Bible, is the core of our faith. We believe that everyone needs to be saved, and our mission to go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20) is reflective of this core doctrine.

We also believe that Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection provide for divine healing, which is available to all believers today. We actively seek God for healing as we pray for each other and pray corporately as commanded in the Bible. (James 5:14-15)

To accomplish our mission and to live a life pleasing to God, we believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is known as “The Promise of the Father” which Jesus spoke about in Acts 1:4. We believe God first fulfilled His promise at Pentecost as described in Acts 2:4. This power from God, evidenced by speaking in tongues (an unlearned language), is still available and should be sought after by all believers.

As the culture of the world consistently runs farther away from God, and there is a prevalent sense of uncertainty, we cling to the “Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:13) that Jesus is coming back. While as believers we can find comfort in His return, we also know that our mission to go into all the world and make disciples is more important than ever.

For more information regarding these 4 Core Doctrines please visit: https://ag.org/Beliefs/Our-Core-Doctrines

AG Statement of Fundamental Truths

The Assemblies of God has organized “16 Fundamental Truths” based on the authority of the Bible to create a basis of doctrine and practice for the fellowship. We believe and adhere to these “16 Fundamental Truths” at Butler Assembly of God. Here is summarized list

  1. The Scriptures – verbally inspired of God, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
  2. The One True God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ – the eternal Son of God
  4. The Fall of Man
  5. The Salvation of Man – through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God
  6. The Ordinances of the Church – Baptism in water and Holy Communion
  7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit – the promise of the Father
  8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirt – speaking with other tongues
  9. Sanctification – an act of separation from evil and dedication unto God
  10. The Church and Its Mission – the body of Christ and its fourfold missions
  11. The Ministry – provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the church
  12. Divine Healing – provided for in the Atonement
  13. The Blessed Hope – the Rapture
  14. The Millennial Reign of Christ
  15. The Final Judgement
  16. The New Heavens and the New Earth

For more information regarding the “16 Fundamental Truths,” please visit: https://ag.org/Beliefs/Statement-of-Fundamental-Truths

Statement of Fundamental Truths

AG Position Papers

When other statements of faith are needed, in response to current events or controversial issues, the Assemblies of God has written and adopted “Position Papers.” We at Butler Assembly of God adhere to these statements.

Here is a list of the topics which are available at https://ag.org/Beliefs/Position-Papers

  • Abstinence from Alcohol
  • Apostles and Prophets
  • Assurance of Salvation
  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  • A Biblical Perspective on Gambling
  • Doctrine of Creation
  • Church Mission and Peacemaking
  • Divine Healing
  • Divorce and Remarriage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eternal Punishment
  • Homosexuality, Marriage, and Sexual Identity
  • Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority of Scripture
  • Kingdom of God
  • Leadership and Governance in the Local Church
  • Ministry to People With Disabilities - A Biblical Perspective
  • Ordination: The Recognition of a Call to Ministry
  • Positive Confession, The Believer And…
  • Rapture of the Church
  • Reformed Theology, A Response to…
  • Sanctity of Human Life - Abortion and Reproductive Issues
  • Sanctity of Human Life - Suicide and Euthanasia
  • Spiritual Warfare and the Believer
  • The Role of Women in Ministry
  • Transgenderism, Transsexuality, And Gender Identity
  • Worship in the Bible