Abundant Life Christian Fellowship was founded in March 2016. We originally met in a school basement until December 2020 we were able to purchase a church property at 1947 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA.
From the onset ALCF has felt the need for biblical plural leadership and is still currently in the process of putting that leadership in place. ALCF also has a desire to see biblical discipleship taught and modeled in a way that enables and encourages men to lead their homes and families.
We are part of a larger body of churches called Anabaptist Disciples of Christ. ADC has provided us with years of experience in church life and function and continue to provide support to us as needed.
There is one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
That the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
That God created human beings, male and female, in his own image. However, Adam and Eve distorted that image by falling into sin through Satan's temptation.
That at creation God instituted marriage and that it is between one woman and one man. (Gen. 1:27-28; 2:18-24; Matt. 19:4-6; Mk 10:5-9; Hebrews 13:4).
In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in His future return to the earth in power and glory.
That Christ, by his obedience and death, fully discharged the debt of all those who are justified. By his sacrifice, he bore in our stead the punishment due us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice on our behalf.
That the only means that fallen man can be saved is by being cleansed from our sin through the precious blood of Christ whose atoning work is received by grace through faith.
That upon believing in Christ, we are justified, which means the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us and God declares us righteous in His sight.
That regeneration (being made spiritually alive) by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. (John 3:3-6)
That the Holy Spirit indwells (lives inside) every true believer in Jesus Christ. (Rom. 8:9)
The Holy Spirit desires to fill each believer continually with increased power for Christian life and witness, and imparts his supernatural gifts for the edification of the Body and for various works of ministry in the world.
That the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit empowers the Christian to live a holy life, pleasing to God.
That baptism, the Lord’s supper and foot washing are sacraments that Jesus Himself demonstrated and commanded us to do as His followers.
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting punishment.