What Kind of Church is Sonshine?
SHINING for the SON of God
Family Worship Center
Pastor Bobby & Linda Calvert were evangelizing full time with home base in Indiana when he saw repeated visions of Sonshine Church and Sonshine Christian Academy in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Leaving everything, their family headed to Fort Myers to bring to reality the vision God had shown him in the visions. Today, the challenging weekend services, Christian school with over 250 students, various Sonshine ministries in action, prove God is truly working in and through Sonshine. We invite you to see for yourself just how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and the people are free to pursue God with a passion.
Pastor Calvert has served as Senior Pastor of Sonshine since its inception in 1976.
Statement of Faith
1. Scriptures Inspired by God (ALL)
2. The One True God (Only One God)
3. The Fall of Man (By Adam’s sin)
4. The Salvation of Man (By Jesus Christ)
5. The Church (body, family, fellowship)
6. Ministry and Evangelism (Church duties)
7. The Blessed Hope (Rapture & Heaven)
1. Scriptures Inspired-
The Bible both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct. II Tim.3:15-17, I Peter 1:23-25, Heb. 4:12
2. The One True God-
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM” and has further revealed Himself embodying the principles of relationship and association; as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Deut. 6:4, Mk. 12:29, Is. 43:10, Mat. 28:19
3. The Fall of Man-
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Gen. 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6, Rom. 5:12-19
4. The Salvation of Man-
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
A. Conditions to Salvation-
The grace of God, which bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men, through preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost and being justified by grace through faith becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal Life. John 3, Rom. 10:13-15, Luke 24:47, Titus 3:6-7
B. The Evidence of Salvation-
The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. Rom. 8:16. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
5. Baptism in Water-
The ordinance of baptism by immersion must be observed as commanded in the scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life. Mat. 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Rom. 6:4
6. The Lord’s Supper-
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of the bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering and death and prophecy of His second coming and is enjoined of all believers, “Until He Comes.”
7. The Church-
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit; with divine appointments for the fulfillment of its great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit is an integral part of the general assembly of the Firstborn which are written in Heaven. Heb. 12:23, Eph. 1:22, 2:19-22
8. The Blessed Hope-
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church. I Thess. 4:16-18, Rom. 8:23, Titus 2:13, I Cor. 15:51-52