Growing God's Kingdom One Person at a Time
Dr. James D. Noble
Dr. Noble is the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Community Church. He is also the Vice President of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion at Anderson University. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Redunda married in 1989 and raised three children.
Kingdom Community Church's Mission Statement:
Matthew 28:18-20: Reaching and teaching people with the gospel of Christ so God may use them to make other disciples.
Kingdom Community Church's Vision Statement:
Revelation 7:9: Reconciling people from every nation to abide in the Kingdom of God.
Worship the Trinitarian God in Spirit and in Truth as the only Creator and Father of all. Ephesians 4:4-6
Proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord of all and Savior of the world, and as the Head of the body of Christ, the Church. Colossians 1:18
Rely on the Holy Spirit for power to be effective witnesses for the gospel of Christ in the World. Acts 1:8
Believe in the inerrant and infallible Word of God for salvation, faith, and practice for maintaining a godly life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Obey the Great Commission of making disciples of all ethnicities and cultures, teaching them how to live by the teachings of Christ. Matthew 28:18-20
Obey the Great Commandment of loving God wholeheartedly and loving people in practical ways that honor Christ. Matthew 22:36-40
Prioritize personal and corporate prayer to God because His house is a house of prayer for all people. Mark 11:17
Preach and teach God’s Word to equip the members for the work of the ministry for the building up of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12
Show love and respect to those in the body of Christ and treat them the way you would want to be treated. Matthew 7:12
Have personal accountability to each other through humility, repentance, and forgiveness; submitting to one another in the fear of God. John 13:34
Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and seek the salvation of other people through evangelism and personal testimony. Mark 16:15
Reach out with the love of Christ to those in desperate need of spiritual, physical, and emotional support. Galatians 6:2
We believe the Bible to be God’s Word to mankind. It is perfect and free of any mistakes.
We believe that there is one true God, who exists in three persons. He is the Creator of all things and the Redeemer of mankind. He exists as God the Father, God the Son in the person of Jesus Christ, and God the Spirit.
We believe God created man as male and female. Man fell into sin by his own will and is completely dependent on God for life and salvation.
We believe that salvation is from the Lord and is offered freely to all mankind. It comes only through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
We believe that salvation includes repentance, which is turning from sin; faith, which is belief and trust in Jesus Christ; justification, which is the total pardon of all sin; sanctification, which is the certain growth of every Christian in Christ-likeness; and glorification, which is the final and ultimate perfection of every Christian.
We believe that the work of salvation is all of God’s work and none of man’s.
We believe the church is the body of Christ and is expressed as autonomous local congregations all over the world and throughout time. Qualified men fill the office of pastor. Qualified men and women serve the church.
We believe that all Christians observe the two ordinances of the church, which are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of believers in water signifying their union with Christ and the church. The Lord’s Supper is the remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ and our accountability to obedience.
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day in which Christians worship both publicly and privately.
We believe that God in His own time and way will bring the world to a right end. Jesus Christ will physically return to earth at that time. The world will be judged, and all Christians will be brought to live together with the Lord in Heaven forever.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God, who joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, transgender, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pedophilia, pornography, or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God. We believe that to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local body of Christ and to provide a biblical role model to the church and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, or who join as members, should abide by, and agree to this Statement on Marriage and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.
We believe it to be sinful and against the will of God to participate in, condone or perform the joining of same-sex couples in any ceremony. We further refuse to engage in or allow the use of any church facilities for such events.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their specific sin, seeking the mercy and forgiveness of God through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church.