Our Belief

About God

We believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. We believe that there is one living and true God that eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

About Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe He is co-equal with God the Father. We believe He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead three days after His crucifixion, demonstrating His power over sin and death.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit and that He is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. We believe that the Holy Spirit is present in the world today to convict man of sin and to make them aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from their moment of salvation. He provides the power for living, the ability to understand Biblical spiritual truth, and the guidance and empowerment required in doing what is right according to Scripture.

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s Word that provides knowledge and guidance for us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural auspices of the Holy Spirit. The entire Bible is God-inspired and inerrant as recorded in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe that the Word of God is the foundation upon which the church operates and is the basis for which the church is governed.

About Salvation

We believe salvation is a gift from God, free to all who accept Jesus as their personal savior.  We are not capable of removing our sin through self-effort, self-improvement, or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

We believe in a separate work of grace where the believer is “Baptized in the Holy Spirit”. Acts 1:8 says “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth”.

While baptism is not a requirement to gain salvation, it does inspire a deeper walk and anointing on this life. Jesus commanded His disciples to wait for this, and when it happened  they received “dunamis,”  Greek for power.

About Eternity

We believe that all will exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin (in Hell), or eternally with God through faith, forgiveness and salvation (in Heaven).

About the Local Church

We believe and recognize Christ as the head of the church; not any person, group, or religious organization. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing.  We believe there is order and structure in the local church as stated in the Bible. We believe that the church is led by its apostolic leadership and the 5-fold ministry (from Ephesians 4:11 “It was he who gave some to be (1) apostles, some to be (2) prophets, some to be (3) evangelists, and some to be (4) pastors and (5) teachers,”  along with elders and deacons.

Priesthood of Believers

The Bible teaches that every Christian has gifts and callings and is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry.

Tithing

Leviticus 26:30 says :” A tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord”. At Fisherman’s Net Church we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in 1 Corinthians 12. We believe that each believer has at least one of these listed gifts- “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other (1 Cor 12:7, NLT).”

Marriage

We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. God created them as such to complement and complete each other. We believe that marriage has been established by God for the purpose of companionship, encouragement, sexual intimacy and procreation.

Telling Others About Christ

We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News of salvation with those God brings us in contact with.

Second Coming of Christ

We believe in the second coming of Christ, when He will return and personally and visibly renew His earthly Kingdom. We know not the date or time but live and work in anticipation of our union with Jesus.

Address

1765 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293

Call Us

941-223-1180

Email Us

fishermansnetchurch@yahoo.com