Our Beliefs

Word of Life Carthage is a non-denominational church. Although we are aligned with many ministries of like faith and beliefs, we are not a member of any particular denomination. We believe in the full message of Jesus Christ and are committed to living it out in our daily lives.


Below are the tenets of our faith:


The Bible

We believe the Bible is absolute truth; inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is the divine, authoritative message from God to the believer. As the highest form of truth in existence, the Bible is the basis and standard for all our beliefs and practices

(2 Timothy 3:16).



The Trinity

We believe there is one God who manifests Himself in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

(Matthew 28:19).



The Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. He was born of a virgin and conceived of the Holy Spirit. Without the virgin birth, Jesus would have been like any other man: tainted with sin, and incapable of saving mankind

(Isaiah 7:14).



We believe the core of Christianity is founded upon Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind (1 Corinthians 5:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21). He is the risen Savior and Lord (1 Corinthians 15:17), the Healer (1 Peter 2:24), the Baptizer (Mark 1:8, Acts 2:24), and the soon coming King (2 Timothy 4:1).

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2:1-4), and in the supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit, including the nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10).


The Ministry of the Body of Christ

We believe God has placed within every Christian unique gifts and talents that are to be used to bless the Body of Christ (1 Peter 4:10).