ABOUT BREAD OF LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bread of Life Christian Church is affiliated with Bread of Life Christian Church in Taipei, which is our mother church. River of Life Christian Church in San Jose is our sister church. We also maintain a close relationship with other Bread of Life churches in North America as well.
We are a Christ-centered community that loves Jesus and loves to see lives changed and neighborhoods/cities transformed. We strive to bring forth God's kingdom and its culture in everything that we do here. Come and check us out on Sunday and experience a vibrant worship service and family-oriented ministries soaked in the love of God.
OUR PASTORAL TEAM
SENIOR / LEAD PASTOR
ENGLISH / YOUTH PASTOR
CHILDREN MINISTRY DIRECTOR
BREAD OF LIFE
We are a community of God-loving people who are very passionate about God's kingdom and His presence. Because we believe in God's presence and His power, we want to build a culture where people are loved, treasured and honored through worship, healing and miracles.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God
That the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, the final and trustworthy authority for faith and practice. It is to be interpreted responsibly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit within the community of faith. The Bible clearly reveals the essentials necessary for Salvation and the basics of how to conduct our lives. It is the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried. (Deut. 4:1-2; II Tim. 2:15, II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
That there is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; John 4:24; John 14:6-13; Gal. 4:6; 2 Pet. 1:17; Psalm 2:7ff; Isa. 7:14; John 1:1-18; Heb. 1:8; Psalm 51:11; 1 John 4:13; Acts 5:3-4)
Redemption Through Christ
That God created humankind in the Divine image. Through Adam’s fall all became sinful, lost, and condemned. Each human being by deliberate choice participates in sin and is in need of Redemption through Christ. (Gen. 1:26-30; Eph. 2:1-22; Rom. 1:19-32; Rom. 5:12-21)
The Divinity of Christ
That Jesus Christ is God’s Son, begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully divine and fully human, the eternal and pre-existent Word. By His death Christ made full atonement for our sins, and by his resurrection showed Himself to be the Lord and giver of life to all who believe. (Heb. 1:1-3; Heb. 4:14-15; John 1:1-3,14; Luke 1:34-35)
Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’ s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the Body of Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience. We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him.
(1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7,8; John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15; Rom 12;1, 8; 1 Cor 13; 1 Peter 4;10).
Justification Through Faith in Jesus
We believe that God offers forgiveness of sin and justification through faith in Christ Jesus apart from works. Such redemption is received by human individuals as God’s gift upon repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ. Through Christ the believer becomes a new creation whose mind and will are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit from loving sin, to loving the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, and loving all people as we love ourselves. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Eph. 2:8-22; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Matt. 22:37-38)
The Church Consist of Regenerated (Born Again) believers of Jesus
That the Church is a community of faith consisting of regenerated believers with Christ as Lord. Such believers claim a personal relationship to God through Jesus Christ, are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, follow the Lord in believer’s baptism by immersion, share in the Lord’s Supper, gather regularly for worship, and covenant for mutual edification and care-giving. (Matt. 16:15-19; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 16:30-33; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Eph. 1:22-23; Heb. 10:23-25; I Cor. 6:19)
The Church is to bring Grace, Reconciliation and Positive Reform to Society
That the Church is called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and God’s reconciling grace in the power of the Holy Spirit, inviting persons to receive salvation and follow Christ as His disciples. As disciples, we seek justice for all persons and the reform of society. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Gal. 3:26-28; James 1:27; James 2:8)
The Second Coming of Jesus
That Jesus Christ will return visibly, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people. Believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God as they participate in the fullness of His eternal reign, while unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God. (Matt. 24:29-31; Matt. 25:31-46; 1 Thess. 4:14-18; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15)