Our purpose at TACOR (The Apostolic Church Of Raleigh) is to get back to the Biblical way of doing “Church” as detailed in the writings of the Apostles of Christ.
We have come to realize that what goes on in most churches on any given Sunday, varies greatly from how the Scriptures describe the assembling of the saints in the early Church. Based on this understanding, we desire to lay aside all of the religious traditions of men that the “church” has developed through the years, and restore the Biblical model of Church in our generation. We have decided to stop competing with other churches when it comes to putting on a modern worship service with choirs, worship teams, entertainment based sermons, and such like. Instead, when you visit TACOR, you will find a group of loving people openly discussing the Scriptures as the Spirit of God leads. Instead of just one pastor delivering a sermon, generally you will hear sincere teaching and exhortations from a couple of the Elders, followed by exhortations by any of the Saints who feel led to do so, just as they did in the early Church (I Corinthians 14:26). Our gatherings are geared towards allowing ALL of the Body of Christ to exercise their spiritual gifts so that the Body of Christ might truly be built up together.
We realize this is a different approach from what many are accustomed to, yet we simply want the world to know that there is another way to do Church: The BIBLICAL WAY.
If you long to get back to the simplicity and true spiritual growth they experienced in the Bible, then we invite you to come and see for yourself the church model that empowers and edifies like no other!
What do we believe?
The Bible – The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and are the revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (II Peter 1:20-21, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Timothy 3:15-16)
God – There is only one God, who is a Spirit. He is Creator of all things through Jesus Christ, He is infinitely perfect, and He desires to have relationship with humanity. (Deuteronomy 6:4, John 4:24, I Corinthians 8:5-6)
Jesus Christ – He was created by God and born of the virgin Mary and we declare that Jesus is the CHRIST, the Son of God. Jesus died on the cross as the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Thus, it is only through Christ that we can be reconciled back to relationship with God. (Matthew 16:15-17, Acts 2:22, I Timothy 2:5-6)
The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the One God, our Heavenly Father. The Holy Spirit now convicts men of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service. (Matthew 10:20, Luke 12:12, John 15:26, John 16:13)
Man – Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by repentance, water baptism in Jesus’ Name, and receiving the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 5:17-21, Romans 6:22-23)
Salvation – Can only be attained by faith in Jesus Christ which will lead every believer to repentance from one’s sins, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Through this empowerment, the believer will then commit himself to living the life commanded and exemplified by our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:13, Acts 20:31, Acts 2:38, John 3:3-8)
The Return of Jesus Christ – The return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (I Thessalonians 5:23, I John 3:2-3)
The Resurrection – At the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, all those who have lived righteous and obedient to his commandments, will be called forth from the grave and will live with Christ eternally. (John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:1-6)
The Church – The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head. (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 1:17-23)