CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
2017 – WE EMBARKED ON A NEW SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: RISE
For years, we gathered, worshipped, and worked in storefront facility in a strip mall. We outgrew it and new that our next step was to own our first building.
So in 2017, we started our RISE journey. We set a goal of raising enough money to purchase our first owned facility.
The church rallied around the RISE vision, and we all got excited for what was to come for Generation. In total, $1.4 million was given towards the project.
2018 – OUR CENTER ST. ADVENTURE STARTED WITH THE PURCHASE OF 430 CENTER ST.
We purchased the building of the first church in our Jupiter community for $1.6 million.
Our goal was to preserve the historical significance of this important Jupiter building while making it a new home for our Generation family.
2019 – CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY ON THE CENTER ST. BUILDING
2020 – 2020 WAS THE BIG FINALE: WE MOVED IN AND STARTED TO CALL CENTER ST. HOME!
As COVID-19 shut down the world, including our weekend services, the building process didn’t stop! In May of 2020, we finally moved in!
Despite what was happening in the world, Generation families came out to serve, move our entire church, and install all of our equipment in the new building.
Some even helped with special projects for our facility and gave towards particular aspects of the building that helped make it the home that it is for us today.
JAKE LISAC built the bathroom vanities using the old chapel wood from the 100-year-old historic building. The old wood can be seen throughout the facility, used in new and creative ways to honor the original building and first church to plant roots in Jupiter.
CHUCK STAMM donated over half of the flooring costs and installed the floors throughout the entire building.
THE READER FAMILY gave an additional large gift and have set the example of great parenting by raising their granddaughter – Makayla – as their own daughter. The GCKIDS wing is dedicated to the Readers.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God; a revelation of love written from God to us. It is the infallible rule of faith and action and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to it (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
Our only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ became sin and has provided both salvation and divine healing for all mankind while being justified freely by God’s Grace through his love and redemption (Psalm 103:3).
When we believe in God, our natural response is to seek the promise of the Father, Baptism of the Holy Spirit (supernatural passion). This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; I Cor. 12:1-31).
God wants to heal us. It has already been provided for us through the resurrection of Jesus and is the privilege of every believer (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24).
The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities- The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. They are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:13-17).
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision to repent of sin and commit one’s heart fully to God. It represents one’s complete surrender to Jesus and acceptance of new life through His sacrifice (Matt.28:19; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4).
HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
Baptism of the Holy Spirit is often evidenced by the speaking of other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2,6; 1:8).
Those who have not accepted the love of Jesus will experience eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our Likeness.” By voluntary transgression, man chose sin over life and has been redeemed through Christ’s death on the cross (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, `This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. ‘In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (I Cor.11:24, 25, 28). Communion is an act of honor, thanksgiving and remembrance for the price that Jesus has paid for us.
The church is the body of Christ in which God’s Spirit moves and fulfills the great commission. Everyone who believes is born of the Spirit and is an integral part of the church, as God has designated every believer a unique purpose in life (Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
Jesus Christ will return with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on the earth as the Scriptures promised (Romans 11:25-27; II Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7). After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev.21).