Who We Are
DIFFERENT IN 2019
Jake’s House is a community of believers that desire to love God and people in such a way that we come fully alive and in turn lead a region into revival. We are creating a place where we engage Heaven and transform earth. Jake’s House is a church marked by worship, family and the presence of God.
Our name simply put, is a contemporary way of saying "House of Jacob".
We chose this name because of a dream I had from God prior to launching the church. I had been asking the Lord for the name he wanted for us, and I knew it was related to us ENGAGING Heaven. Shortly after some weeks in prayer, I had a profound dream of many people throughout our Community hearing of a radical party that was happening at someone's house, and they kept calling the house, "Jake's Place"! People of all types were coming, young and old, hurting and broken, many different ethnicities, but all of these had this one thing in common. They were all curious and hungry concerning all of the stirring rumors in our community about this house party! When I woke up from this dream, I knew the Lord was speaking to me about the life of Jacob, and what he had discovered. In Genesis 28:17 we find Jacob also having a dream and an encounter with the Lord unlike any man to this point. Jacob stated, that where he awoke was an "Awesome Place", and it would be called "Bethel", which means, "The House of God". Jacob discovered that God was desiring to connect heaven and earth, as he witnessed in his dream, angels ascending and descending from heaven to earth, and then from earth to heaven. This is when I knew God was calling us to fulfill The Lord's prayer in Matthew chapter 6, of bringing HEAVEN to EARTH! So our mandate for Jake's House Church's is to have heaven come. When this happens, many will pour in, wanting to see what is happening in this place!
Pastor Keith Kippen
Why the Name Jake's House?
We believe the Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
We believe there is only One True God-revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
FALL OF MAN
We believe though originally good, man willingly fell to sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
We believe every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).
BAPTISM AND COMMUNION
We believe and practice two ordinances-(1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
We believe the church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the church’ is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
We believe a divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers-the Church.
We believe in divine healing of the sick which is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
We believe in worshipping the Lord in Spirit and in truth, with all of our hearts and with all of the means revealed in the Bible, showing our love with expressive demonstration of thanksgiving, joy, and praise.
We believe that people of every race, age, and background are made in God’s image and are meant to be loved, pastored, and presented with God’s good news.
Jake's House family members are committed to love as Jesus loved and walk as Jesus walked. We are a church hungry for the purpose, power, and presence of God. Eph. 1:17-20
• His purpose For us to be Jesus in the earth.
• His power For us to bring healing in our families, region and nations.
• His presence For us to be marked as the Glorious Church.
We believe Jesus isn't simply an historical figure or a great teacher - He is the hope of the world!
Jesus valued people - and so do we!
Jesus welcomed sinners - and so do we!
Jesus opened his arms to skeptics - and so do we!
We believe it's okay to not be okay, to not have your act together or to be struggling - Just come as you are! No matter where you are in your walk or spiritual journey, you are welcome at Jake's House.
OUR SEVEN PILLARS
Here are the "Seven Pillars" or foundations that we form the basis of our beliefs: (Proverbs 9:1)
• Prayer - Isaiah 56:7 & II Chron. 7:14-16 “Prayer is the engine”
• Family Worship -Duet.6:7 & Acts 2:42-47 “Family is the top priority”
• Bible Based -II Tim.3:16 & II Pet.1:20 “The Bible is our standard"
• Kingdom Living -Matt.5-7 & Col.2:6 “Living like Jesus is our goal”
• Church Unity -Ps.133 & John 17:21 “Supporting other ministries”
• Relationships -Heb.13:7-8 & I Cor.15:33-34 “A need for others”
• Spirit Empowered -Rom.8:14 & I Cor.2:4-5 “The Spirit leading us”