Biblical Foundation

Exodus 16:4

"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'I will rain down bread from heaven.'"

John 6:35

"Then Jesus declared,'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'"


Mission Statement

The House of Manna Faith Community is an African American centered, multi-ethnic missional community called to celebrate our life in Christ, cultivate our community in faith, and liberate everyday people for service in the Kingdom of God.

 


Vision

Everyday people living the gospel of Jesus Christ to:

  • Encounter God in the city
  • Embrace our ancestry
  • Enhance our community
  • Affect social change

Beliefs

Triune God

We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe God is creator and we are God's creation, born to live in the image of Jesus The Christ. We believe that God is at work in the lives and experiences of everyday people. Jesus The Christ, God the Son, has renewed us to live according to The Father's glory. The Holy Spirit empowers us to love God and love our neighbors. (Matthew 22:37)

Worship

We worship the Lord in life; we commit to a life of worship to God through Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. We love to celebrate God, working to lead everyday people to glorify God because God is God. Through faith we live in relationship with God, living a worship lifestyle, praying in the community, signing hymns in the grocery line, and quoting scripture in the boardroom. We celebrate God at home, work, school, everywhere we mingle, as an expression of our faith. When we gather, we worship through the teaching, preaching, music, and arts of the cultures of the African Diaspora.

Biblical Teaching

We believe in biblical teaching, therefore, we teach from the Word of God, as written in the Holy Scriptures, with the heart of the children of God. We teach with clarity of our messages concerning the Gospel of Christ and we do so with the courage of the Holy Spirit.

Reconciliation

We value reconciliation: we are committed to reconciling ourselves with God and members of our community. We also seek to reconcile across racial and social-economic barriers to exemplify the love of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians)

Creativity

We value creativity: Our Father is heaven is the creator; Therefore, We aim to be innovative in ministry, fearlessly applying creativity in every area of our mission.