LIFTED Fellowship launched on Sunday, June 4, 2016 by a small group of believers who desire to share the love of Jesus in the community of Wilmington, CA, and beyond. It began with one woman who was led to pray, and one man’s dream. The result of both prayer and dream led to a home fellowship of about 8 people. From there, the fellowship moved to a larger room in San Pedro, CA in January of 2016. A couple of months later, the fellowship rented out a church in Wilmington, CA. And a couple of months later, the fellowship officially leased 2 store-front units on Avalon Boulevard. Four years later, LIFTED Fellowship went from 2 store-front units to 5 store-front units. Today, LIFTED Fellowship is home to those who want to learn God’s Word, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, line by line. “And I, when I am lifted up fromt he earth, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:32 (NIV)
Love God and love one another
1 John 4:7
Revealed by His Spirit
1 Corinthians 2:9-13
Forsake not the fellowship of believers
Teach to observe all your commands
Win a person to Christ
We believe in the inerrancy (free from error) of Scripture, that the Bible — Old and New Testaments — is the inspired, infallible, Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God the Father is the personal, transcendent and sovereign Creator of all things.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. After Jesus ascended to heaven, He poured out His Spirit upon the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that they are proven valid for today if they are exercised within Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love so that the whole body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than any spiritual gift, no matter how impressive it might seem, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life in Heaven, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal life in Hell.
We await the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible.