What it means to have Abundant Life...
Jesus stated that wherever He shows up, we would not be without but have access to abundant life! [See John 10:10]
Abundant Life offers environments where anyone can EXPERIENCE GOD in worship, GROW IN FAITH through friendships and teaching, make an impact in the community through SERVING OTHERS and carry out Christ’s mission to GO REACH THE WORLD with the life-changing Gospel!
If you’re just beginning to learn about God and the Bible or you’ve been a committed Christian desiring more of God’s Will for your life, you can discover Abundant Life! You are always welcome here!
One moment in the presence of God can change everything! Jesus is calling us all to know Him better than we ever have before. Join in a worship service, listen to Bible-based preaching, learn how to pray and let Jesus be known in your life!
GROW IN FAITH
The best way to grow spiritually is to surround yourself with the Word and people of God. We are called to be a community of believers, searching the scriptures, encouraging each other in faith. Join a small group or class to get connected with other believers.
The action of giving and serving others has always been values Jesus set for His church. God has blessed you so you can be a blessing to others. You can serve others by joining a volunteer team, donate to a community service activity or ministry.
GO REACH THE WORLD
The main purpose of the Church is to share the life-changing story of Jesus! He lives and gives life in miraculous ways! Learn how to tell someone what Jesus has done in your life, join an outreach team, participate in or give towards a missions trip. This is how we Go!
David M. Reever became Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church in the fall of 1997. His formal ministry began in youth ministry in Jackson, Mississippi in 1982. He graduated from Jackson College of Ministries with Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1984. From 1991 until his move to Baltimore, Pastor Reever served as a full-time traveling evangelist. He also serves presently as the District Superintendent of the Maryland/DC District UPCI, as well as the NorthEast Regional Director of the North American Missions UPCI.
In the summer of 1988, David and Christina Carr committed to each other in marriage. Christina was reared in a pastor’s home and graduated from Jackson College of Ministries with Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a minor in Missions. She serves as Associate Pastor of Abundant Life Church.
God has blessed the Reevers with two children, Brooke and Ashton. Family time is a priority for them, and favorite recreational activities include reading and history for Christina and sightseeing for David. They both also enjoy walking, and sharing memories whenever they get the chance. Their life commitment is for their family to glorify God and make a difference in their world.
What the Bible says about:
The scriptures help us better understand who God is, who we are in Him, and His plan for our life.
If you are interested in learning more about the Bible, you can join a Bible study group or have someone meet you one-on-one to answer any questions you may have.
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)