What We Believe. Our mission is for every believer to connect, grow, and serve. Affirmation of faith. The statement of faith that must be affirmed in order to be a member of Maranatha Bible Church. It is true, authoritative, sufficient, and without error. Psalm ; 2 Timothy ; 1 Peter , 25; 2 Peter There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth. God has all power and authority, and is in control of all things. Matthew ; 2 Corinthians ; 1 Peter Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, born of a virgin, and is both fully God and fully man.
The holy scriptures
Affirmation of faith
Its primary outreach was to college and university campuses. Maranatha began in in Paducah, Kentucky as a youth center led by Bob Weiner,  a former Assemblies of God youth pastor. It was an outreach of a California -based ministry called "Global Missions. Many disenfranchised "60's" teens found a new expression of Christianity in the center located near Paducah Tilghman High School. Large numbers of students from the surrounding area also began attending. The ministry moved its headquarters from Paducah to Gainesville, Florida in Early members were discipled through weekly meetings and periodic weekend conferences which hosted top national speakers. Maranatha conference speakers included many of the big names in the Charismatic movement of the time, including ministers such as Oral Roberts and Larry Tomczak. Maranatha's members were told to work hard, get the best grades, and look as good as possible in order to rise in the economic and political ladders of success to be next to influence decision-makers. The organization was one of the major players in the Christian right during the s.
Deity of Jesus Christ
Although written by man, we believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the bible and it is the infallible Word of God himself to all of his children. The Holy Scriptures are everlasting; therefore being our only rule of faith, doctrine and conduct. God manifested in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is eternity. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Counselor. He convicts us of our sins, is righteous, and makes us more like Christ. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. He suffered a painful and agonizing death on the cross of Calvary so that today we can experience forgiveness, healing, and restoration. When we receive Jesus in our hearts, He frees us from all bondage of sin.
As Reformed Christians, we believe in the authority of the Bible. It is our guide for life and practice. We hold to the central Christian teachings passed down through the centuries, which are encapsulated in such documents as the Apostles' Creed and the Heidelberg Catechism. We find our only comfort for life and death solely in the fact that we are not our own, but belong to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us. We are a "community church" in that we seek not only to reach out to our immediate community, but also to be a group of people who live together as a joyful expression of Christ's love. This is a caring, selfless relationship that is at the very heart of the Christian Church, which is Christ's body. Maranatha welcomes people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We believe every person has a unique gift to bring to our fellowship. We are a warm, caring, multi-generational church that realizes the importance of every person, and has activities suited to all age groups.