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I’m New Here
Hi, if you are looking at this page it is probably because you are checking us out and have a few questions you’d like us to answer. Hopefully we’ll do a good job answering your questions, but if not, feel free to contact us. We’ll get back with you as soon as possible. Until then, here are some of the “basics” about Storypoint Church.
Why are You Called Storypoint?
Our name reflects who we are. We exist to Live & Share God’s story in a way that others will believe it and Live & Share it themselves. We are a collection of imperfect Christ followers who are committed to both demonstrating and proclaiming the greatest story in the world.
Where Do You Meet?
We meet weekly at 10:30am at 555 Fairpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze proper. From Highway 98, turn South on Fairpoint Drive and go about 1 mile past the fire station. The building is on your left. Look for the Storypoint signs. For a map, visit our contact us page.
What Time is Your Sunday Worship Service?
The worship service begins at 10:30am. We also have a pancake breakfast fellowship time at 9am, which is followed by Bible Study small groups at 9:30am.
What is Your Crowd Like?
That’s a great question to ask. At Storypoint you will find a little of everything. We have blue collar and white collar people. We are neither a “rich church” or a “poor church”. None of that really matters anyway. What matters most is what is in the heart and we believe that every person is a gift from God. When you walk through the door your social status becomes unimportant. You are neither too good or too bad to come … so bring it!
What is a Worship Service Like?
That is a hard question to answer online, because Storypoint is really something you need to experience in person. However, here are some words that might best describe Storypoint: authentic, creative, energetic, Biblically-centered, dependent upon prayer, and comfortable. We are building an environment where imperfect people can have an encounter with a perfect God and not feel condemned.
What Should I Wear?
We highly recommend clothing! Seriously, though, just wear what you normally wear and that’s good enough for us.
Do You Have Anything for My kids?
At Storypoint we LOVE kids. We have small groups every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM specifically geared towards Kids. During the worship service, kids have the option to stay in the service with their parents for the entire service, or exit after the music portion of the service to go to Kid’s Church, which is a special time of worship and teaching geared for them.
What About teenagers at Storypoint?
We invest heavily in students. There is a small group specifically for students every Sunday morning at 9:30am. The students also divide into male and female groups twice a month (on Sunday evenings) for a more in depth time of Bible Study and discipleship. Every Wednesday night the students meet together in a home to study the Bible and build community. Monthly our students go and serve at the Pensacola Waterfront Rescue Mission (this is the second Wednesday of every month).
How Can I Talk with a Pastor?
Two ways: Come join us for worship and just follow the easy instructions at the end of the service, or visit our staff page and contact us.
What We Believe
If you searched this far, you might be looking for our statement of beliefs. Here they are:
The Bible, consisting of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, a supernaturally given revelation from God Himself, concerning Himself, His being, nature, character, will and purposes; and concerning man, his nature, need and duty and destiny. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are without error or misstatement in their moral and spiritual teaching and record of historical facts.
There is one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin Mary, a lineal descendant of David. He lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the four Gospels. He was put to death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate. God raised from the dead the body that had been nailed to the cross. The Lord Jesus after His crucifixion showed Himself to be alive to His disciples, appearing unto them by the space of 40 days. After this, the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, and the Father caused Him to sit at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come, and put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him to be Head over all things to the Church.
The Lord Jesus, before His incarnation, existed in the form of God and of His own choice laid aside His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. In His pre-existent state, He was with God and was God. He is a divine person possessed of all the attributes of Deity, and should be worshiped as God by angels and man. “In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” All the words that He spoke during His earthly life were the words of God. There is absolutely no error of any kind in them, and by the words of Jesus Christ the words of all other teachers must be tested.
The Lord Jesus became in every respect a real man, possessed of all the essential characteristics of human nature.
By His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, by which the wrath of God against sinners is appeased and a ground furnished upon which God can deal in mercy with sinners. He redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. He who Himself was absolutely without sin was made to be sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. The Lord Jesus is coming again to his earth, personally, bodily, and visibly. The return of our Lord is the blessed hope of the believer, and in it God’s purposes of grace toward mankind will find their consummation.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a person, and is possessed of all the distinctively divine attributes. He is God.
Man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. All men, until they accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior, are lost, darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, hardened in heart, morally and spiritually dead through their trespasses and sins. They cannot see, nor enter the Kingdom of God until they are born again of the Holy Spirit.
Men are justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condition of faith in Him who shed the blood, and are born again by the quickening, renewing, cleansing work of the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God.
All those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and their Lord, and who confess Him as such before their fellow men, become children of God and receive eternal life. They become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. At death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness, and at the Second Coming of Christ their bodies shall be raised and transformed into the likeness of the body of His glory.
All those who persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in the state of conscious, unutterable, endless torment of anguish.
The Church consists of all those who, in this present dispensation, truly believe in Jesus Christ. It is the body and bride of Christ, which Christ loves and for which He has given Himself.
There is a personal devil, a being of great cunning and power: “The prince of the power of the air,” “The prince of this world,” “The god of this age.” He can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so. He shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tormented day and night forever.