Cultivating a Heart To Serve

Bringing the Kingdom into the Communities


Serve The Church


We have anointed leaders such as care ministry workers, counselors, mentors & other helpers which are available to serve you at our fellowship gatherings.


Serve The City


We seek and are committed to building relationships and have intentional and strategic partnerships where we can work alongside the work God is already doing.



Serve The World



 We believe God has called us to be a church that follows Him by turning our hearts and focus to global communities by serving our neighbors where they are. 



The Beautiful Love of God



Shine Your Light into the world around you in your sphere of influence and become Love by bringing forth the change you wish to see.



Ricky & Darlene Bentz



Our Sons, Joshua, Timothy, and Wesley



Our Mission

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HEARTSTRINGS HEALING WATERS INTERNATIONAL, INC

Our Ministry is a non-profit organization. 


Our Mission: To advance the Kingdom of God by speaking and proclaiming God’s Truth unto the hearts of others.  To mentor, to be an example, to extinguish darkness, break the chains that bind and bring light, healing, and wholeness to others. 


Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.  We believe in having a close intimate walk with Jesus which brings forth the love of God in our lives as well as for other people.  We allow the Holy Spirit to move in the midst of our gatherings in the way He chooses to flow. 


To exalt Jesus Christ as Lord, obey His Word, and to encourage and equip each believer for the work of ministry.  This mission will be accomplished by prayer, evangelism, and discipleship.


Prayer


In prayer we worship God.  We bring our needs and the needs of the world to Him and we allow the Holy Spirit to transform us, to empower us, and to reveal to us His specific strategies for fulfilling the Great Commission.


Evangelism


Through evangelism we seek to make known the glory of God and the name of Christ through verbal proclamation, publishing, the arts, acts of compassion and service, both to our neighbors and cities, and also by going to the peoples of the world in cross-cultural mission.  We desire to see children, youth, and adults come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and to know that they can have a one-on-one relationship in communion with the Father.  To allow the un-evangelized hear the Good News, and churches planted in all nations.


Discipleship


Through discipleship, we build relationships with and care for one another, training each other in godliness and good works, so that we would all be mature disciples engaged in the 3-fold mission of prayer, evangelism, and discipleship.  Discipleship becomes ongoing as those who have been trained, in turn train and disciple others. 


We engage in this mission in humility, with total dependence on God, and in cooperation with all the brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, working for unity in all that we do.  


The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of our God’s vengeance, to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who grieve in Zion— to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise in place of a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. ~ Isaiah 61:1-3

The purpose of the Church meeting, according to the Bible is to build up, to train and to edify Christians to do the work of the ministry.  Ephesians 4:11–13 outlines the ministries distributed throughout the Church and what those ministries are for. “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” 


Jesus came that we might experience life to the full (John 10:10). We are passionate about introducing people to Jesus. 



Our Values

  1. Knowing God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ and living by His Word is the foundation of life.
  2. It is essential for every believer to be baptized with the Holy Spirit and be completely dependent on Him.
  3. The Great Commission will be completed through prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.
  4. We deeply value the sacred covenant of marriage and the importance of training our children to know Christ. 
  5. We are committed to spiritual families, spiritual parenting, and intergenerational connections.
  6. Spiritual multiplication and reproduction must extend to every sphere of Kingdom life and ministry.
  7. Relationships are essential in building God's Kingdom. 
  8. Every Christian is both a priest and a minister.
  9. A servant's heart is necessary for every leader to empower others. 
  10. Biblical prosperity, generosity, and integrity are essential to Kingdom expansion.
  11. The gospel compels us to send missionaries to the unreached and to help those least able to meet their own needs.
  12. We are called to build the Kingdom together with the entire Body of Christ.

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Statement of Faith

One God

There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man (Philippians 2:6–11). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34–38). He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures (Acts 2:23–24). He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:64)


Divinity of the Holy Spirit 

The Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:15–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer(John 16:13; Acts 1:8), and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7–11) .


Authority of the Scriptures 

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16) .


Original Sin and Salvation 

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27) : he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23) , are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20–23). The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment (Revelation 21:8); and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss (Revelation 21:1–4).

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God (Titus 3:4–7).


Baptism of the Holy Spirit 

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly (1 Thessalonians 5:23), being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service (Acts 1:8). This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion (Romans 6:1–14).


Healing Power 

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body (Matthew 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age (James 5:13–16).


The Church Body 

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22–23), which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19–20) . The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41–47).


The Resurrection and Second Coming 

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life (1 Corinthians 15:20–23); for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment (John 5:28–29).

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent (Hebrews 10:37) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial (Luke 21:27). This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service (Titus 2:11–14).


Ordinances 


Water Baptism 


The ordinance of water baptism (Matt. 28:19) shall be administered by all established places of worship to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls (Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12).


The Lord’s Supper 


The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the Scriptures (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).