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ROC FELLOWSHIP IS THE ENGLISH MINISTRY OF THE OREGON CENTRAL KOREAN SDA CHURCH. THOUGH THE CHURCH HAS ITS ROOTS IN THE KOREAN MINISTRY IN PORTLAND, IT IS OPEN TO ALL PEOPLES REGARDLESS OF ETHNICITY AND CULTURE. 
 
ALL OUR SERVICES, EVENTS, SMALL GROUPS, ETC. ARE HELD IN ENGLISH AND ARE ABOUT LEADING EACH OTHER AND OUR COMMUNITIES CLOSER TO JESUS.
 
 
W H A T  W E  B E L I E V E
 
BIBLE
WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD: IT IS TRUTH AND THE BEST GUIDE FOR LIFE. THROUGH IT WE ARE ABLE TO KNOW HIM, KNOW OURSELVES, UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AND HIS PLANS BETTER.  
 
 
GOD
WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS LOVE, GOD IS JUST, AND GOD IS ETERNAL.  WE BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS REVEALED HIMSELF AS ONE GOD EXISTING IN THREE PERSON: THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. 
 
 
JESUS
WE BELIEVE THAT GOD, IN HIS INFINITE LOVE, CAME DOWN AS FULLY HUMAN AND FULLY GOD IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST. THROUGH HIS SINLESS LIFE AND SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS JESUS SECURED SALVATION FOR ALL MANKIND AND BROUGHT RECONCILIATION TO HUMANITY AND GOD.
 
 
HOLY SPIRIT
WE BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AVAILABLE TO ALL BELIEVERS AND THROUGH HIS INDWELLING WE RECEIVE SPIRITUAL GIFTS TO SERVE HUMANITY AND THE CHURCH. 
 
 
SALVATION
WE BELIEVE THAT SALVATION IS ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BY ACCEPTING HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS THROUGH FAITH, WE RECEIVE THE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS AND ARE GIVEN NEW LIFE IN HIM.
 
 
SABBATH
WE BELIEVE THAT IN CREATION, IN THE 10 COMMANDMENTS, IN THE LIFE OF JESUS, IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH, AND IN PROPHECY, GOD HAS REVEALED THAT WE ARE TO KEEP THE SABBATH AS A HOLY DAY OF REST. WE MEET FOR CHURCH SATURDAYS BECAUSE WE ARE CALLED TO COME TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSE OF SACRED ASSEMBLY (LEV. 23:3; HEBREWS 10:25)
 
 
BAPTISM
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE WHO HAS ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR AND HAS MADE A COMMITMENT TO LIVE THEIR LIFE ACCORDING TO HIS WAY SHOULD BE BAPTIZED BY IMMERSION. 
 
 
LIFE
WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE IS THE LIFE LIVED IN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.  BY LIVING ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, SEEKING HIS WILL, AND FURTHERING HIS PURPOSE, WE CAN ENJOY ABUNDANT LIFE.
 
 
SECOND COMING
WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK FOR HIS PEOPLE AND DESIRES THAT ALL BE LED TO SALVATION. 
 
 
HELL
WE BELIEVE THAT GOD ALONE POSSESSES IMMORTALITY (1 TIM 6:16) MEANING WE ARE MORTAL AND FINITE BY NATURE. THEREFORE, WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE COMMON HELD BELIEF IN AN ETERNAL HELL.  INSTEAD, WE BELIEVE THAT OUT OF GOD’S JUSTICE AND MERCY, THOSE WHO DIE APART FROM CHRIST WILL EXPERIENCE AN ETERNAL DEATH WITHOUT CONSCIOUSNESS AND WILL EXPERIENCE NOTHING.
 
 
CHURCH
WE BELIEVE THAT THE CHURCH IS GOD’S APPOINTED AGENCY FOR THE SALVATION OF HUMANITY.  THE CHURCH IS TO BE A COMMUNITY UNLIKE ANY OTHER COMMUNITY. IT IS A PLACE TO GATHER (FELLOWSHIP), TO GROW (DISCIPLESHIP), AND TO GIVE (SERVICE AND STEWARDSHIP).
 
 
SECOND COMING
WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK FOR US AND IS COMING TO TAKE US HOME.