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Our Mission

Refining was birthed as a provision to strengthen other’s adaptation to the ebb and flow of life and nurture their competence to embracing a lifetime of refinement under God’s authority.

This blog is designed to gently support your personal relationship with God by strengthening your reliance on Scripture and the Holy Spirit. Through each posting, it is fundamentally intended to be a loving and encouraging place where your spiritual growth can be nurtured, and your eternal journey can be strengthened.

Our Beliefs

Refining’s Four Foundational Beliefs

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

-God the Father is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. Jesus Christ is God and is the Son of God. He is completely God and completely man. The Holy Spirit is God and is the Giver of Life.

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about but the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21)

-The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the single source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof and is the all-inclusive guidebook on how to practically live a godly life.

He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:24-25)

-God created mankind to have fellowship with Him, but sin separated us. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our separation from Him. Jesus died on a cross, took on the sins of mankind and took our place of punishment. Salvation is a free gift- we can do nothing to earn it.

For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

– Jesus will come again to bring home all those who have trusted Him. We will be raised with Him into glory and will reign with Him for eternity.

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