We are a disciple-making church leading our culture to Jesus.
Our mission statement can be summed up in 3 words...
"LOVE. LIVE. LEAD."
We LOVE God and People.
We LIVE for Christ
We LEAD our culture to Jesus
Our values aren't just words that sound nice... They are six intentional words that express who we are and communicate the full spectrum of discipleship.
“And all who believed were together and had all things in common.” -Acts 2:44
While we celebrate and value the uniqueness of every member of our Three:16 Church family, we unapologetically value six core values in the life of our church that dictates our lifestyle based on our faith in the Son of God, our devotion to the Word of God, and our dependence on the Spirit of God.
Together, these six values identify who we are and rally us towards accomplishing our mission and vision.
- EVANGELIZE - Boldly Sharing Our Faith in Jesus
- WORSHIP - Passionately Pursuing Deeper Relationship With God
- GROW - Intentionally Devoting Our Lives to Christ
- SERVE - Graciously Stewarding Our God-Given Gifts
- EQUIP - Strategically Developing Kingdom-Minded Leaders
- MULTIPLY - Multiplying Leaders that Multiply Leaders
The values that we hold are also the strategy we use to help you take the next steps in your walk with Jesus and build the Kingdom of God.
The Bible is the Holy and inspired Word of God. Scripture is the ultimate authority for the life of a Christ-follower. The Bible leads us and guides us in our everyday lives so that we can walk according to God's will and purpose.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that salvation is a gift of God based on the blood that Christ shed on the cross of Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. Salvation begins when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and enter into a personal relationship with Him.
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9, 10 (NIV) (Other related passages of Scripture: Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23; John 3:36)
Ordinances of the church to symbolize our salvation relationship with Christ:
a) Baptism in water. We believe that baptism in water is an outward symbol of our inward commitment to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:16, Rom. 6:4, Matt. 28:19)
b) Holy Communion. We remember the Lord’s death on the cross on Calvary by breaking bread (symbolizing His body that was broken) and drinking the cup (symbolizing the blood that He shed for the forgiveness of our sins). (I Cor 11:23-26)
We believe that deliverance from sickness is provided in the Atonement. We can experience God’s healing in many ways: physical, emotional, spiritual, relational and more.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
(Other related passages of Scripture: Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is extended to the believers for the purpose of being witnesses.
But 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. Acts 1:8 (NIV) (Other related passages of Scripture: John 7:37-39; I Corinthians 12:1-31)
THE SECOND COMING
We believe that all Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves to meet the Lord in the air, and those who have not yet died will be caught up with them.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. I Thess. 4:16, 17
(Other related passages of Scripture: I Corinthians 15:51, 52, Titus 2:13, Romans 8:23)
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“On Sunday, October 2, 1994, a few people gathered at Braun Station Party House to launch a new ministry called Fortress Church. A week later, this group officially voted for Randy Garcia to serve as the Lead Pastor. In March of 1995, we purchased 11 acres of property and began building new facilities. But the core of what God has done in 26 plus years goes beyond the physical buildings, it is found in the anointed people God has raised up to carry out a great vision. We are the church. God is good… all the time.” -Pastor Randy D. Garcia (Founding Pastor)
“I’ve seen the beginnings and the continuation of a ministry that God has truly blessed. I’m beyond grateful for all the men and women who have gone before me and faithfully served and sacrificed for the Gospel of Jesus to be proclaimed in our community. Looking ahead, I pray that we would experience the glorious riches of God, be rooted in His love, and believe that he will do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ever ask or imagine. Amen. So be it.” -Pastor Randall S. Garcia (Lead Pastor)