Emphasize the believer's need to pursue an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.
We believe the need for the Holy Spirit's power and presence in a believer's life is as critical today as it was in the day of the Apostles.
We believe a person receives the Holy Spirit when they receive Christ according to Ephesians 1:13. However, there is a broadened biblical role that the disciples experienced in the book of Acts that Empowered them to be effective in ministry.
Jesus commissioned them to tell people about him everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Before they were sent out on their mission, they were to wait in Jerusalem to be Empowered through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus promised His Church that they would receive a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit after His own death and resurrection.
This baptism is marked by an initial act of receiving, but there is a daily response of the Holy Spirit's presence in our lives for service and relationship with Him according to Ephesians 5:18.