ABOUT PAG CHURCH
Mission, Story & Beliefs
Our mission is to
Lead People to Jesus.
We believe that God has called us to this, simple four-word mission statement. It means leading those who are far from God into a relationship with him and leading those with a relationship even deeper. This mission is practiced in four aspects. By teaching about the beauty of Jesus, cultivating consistent community, embracing sacred spaces, and living missional lives focused on helping the poor and reaching the lost.
Our story begins
Over 100 years ago
PenningtonAG Church began in 1910 as a small house church in Trenton. A few families wanted to experience more of God and transform their community. In a few short years, they had outgrown three buildings and were continuing to expand. Their passion and desire to reach more people led them from Trenton, to Ewing, to Pennington, NJ where the church has been for 42 years. Over the last century, this community has launched several local churches, sent out dozens of world missionaries, and have led thousands of people to the good news of Jesus Christ.
From the beginning, we have been a church passionate about Jesus and leading people to Him. God’s great blessings and the dedication of those who have come before us established a strong foundation for us in Pennington. We love our community and that we get to share about Jesus to a world that needs him.
Today, we are more excited than ever to see lives transformed and a community empowered through Jesus. God has been faithful to us in the past and we take steps in faith today, trusting our best days are ahead.
What we beleive.
Bible: We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. It is our ultimate, unchanging, and perfect guide for life and faith (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
God: We believe there is one true, loving, God (Deuteronomy 6:4) who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew28:19).
Savior: We believe that all humanity has chosen sin and broken their relationship with a perfect God (Romans 5:12-19). Only by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ as our personal savior can we receive the joy of restored eternal relationship with God (Ephesians 2:8).
Church: We believe the church has a mission to reach those who are still living in brokenness (Mark 16:15), and to care for those who are hungry (James 1:27). Jesus is the head of the church, and we come together to celebrate, teach, encourage, guide and shape one another with the message of His salvation (1 Corinthians 12:1).
Healing: We believe that Jesus Christ's work on the cross provides the opportunity for healing today (Isaiah 53:4-5). When we pray, we believe God hears our prayers and has the power to respond (James 5:14-16). For this reason, we come together for regular prayer.
Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit and his active work our lives (Acts 1:8). Through the third person of the Trinity we are empowered to preach God's message of salvation, grow in holy living, and exercise Spiritual Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-10).
Future: We believe there is a day coming when Jesus will return to Earth. We do not know when this day will be (Matthew 24:14), but at that time, He will welcome all those who believe in Him and will restore peace to Heaven and Earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16).