Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Bezalel Church and our community. Bezalel Church is a new church in Atlanta, GA. God has given us a vision and desire to reach the local arts culture with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ by living and working within the community. We desire to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of creative people by starting a new church. We hope that after you look through our website and attend worship, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith.
Led by Rev. Kerry Jackson and his wife, Twyla, Bezalel Church exists for people of all ages and walks of life who are looking to strengthen their relationship with Christ.
Our Core Values
God is a relational being and we strive to emulate His model through healthy relationships with God, ourselves, and others.
We acknowledge that prayer is the action that moves and accomplishes in the spiritual realm. Our responsibility is to intercede and pray without ceasing.
As God commands us to be holy as He is holy, we maintain a community of accountability, authenticity, and a constant measure of our character against the Word of God.
In accordance with God's Word we are called to worship God in spirit and truth. All of our creative expression is channeled through this standard.
Just as Jesus gave His all for those He came to save, we choose to serve and give our best to God, each other, and those He calls us to love and reach.
We realize that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power to change lives and that we must speak it, live it, and express it however God calls us to.
We acknowledge that God is the author and inventor of creative expression and that all we do with our gifts and talents must ultimately honor Him.
Bezalel Church is a community of Christ followers that is devoted to redeeming the creative for the Creator. We utilize our specific gifts and talents in evangelism, discipleship, service, and multiplication. We desire to create a safe and sacred environment that encourages and embraces various expressions of Spirit-led worship. The Word of God is the foundation for all our creative offerings as we seek to glorify the name of Jesus Christ in all we do.
Bezalel Church exists to build community through creative small groups and corporate worship, leading individuals to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and disciple the believer to fulfill the Great Commission.
Our Core Beliefs
* The Bible
The Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired. It is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God as its author, salvation as its end, and truth without error for its matter. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The Bible is alive and relevant to live by today.
There is only one living and true God. He is intelligent, spiritual, and personal and is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is holy and perfect in all aspects. He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through His Word, the Bible, and Jesus.
Jesus is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. During his life on Earth, Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, living his life fully free of sin. He suffered and was crucified on a cross as redemption for mankind’s sin. Following His death by crucifixion, He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples. He ascended into heaven and is now eternally exalted at the right hand of God. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His mission to redeem from sin those who believe in Him.
* The Holy Spirit
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He comes to dwell within us through the person of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who inspired holy men to write the Scriptures that became the Bible. He enables men to understand God’s truth, convicts of sin, and exalts Jesus.
* Heaven and Hell
Heaven and hell are actual places. God’s heaven is perfect, therefore God cannot permit sin into heaven. Those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior are forgiven of their sin, allowing them to have eternal life with God in heaven when they die, or when Christ returns. For those who have not accepted Jesus as Savior, they will stand in judgment for their sin and will be condemned to eternal torment and separation from God in hell.
Man was created by the special act of God, in God’s own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. By his nature man is sinful. Only the grace of God can bring man back into a relationship with God. God has made this work possible through the person, life and death of Jesus Christ.
* Grace & Salvation
God makes salvation from sin possible solely through His grace. Due to our sinful nature, mankind can do nothing to earn God’s favor or salvation, other than accept Jesus as Savior. By faith, man accepts the free gift of salvation from sin that God has made available through His Son, Jesus. God’s grace is a glorious display of His love for man and the forgiveness He makes possible. Those whom God has accepted in Christ will never fall away from their state of grace and forgiveness.
* The Christian Life
When we accept Jesus as our Savior as payment for our sin, His Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us. The Holy Spirit guides us, leads us in seeking and understanding God and His holy will, and comforts us. As Christians, out of devotion and gratitude to Jesus, we are to seek to live a Christ-like life. Jesus came to give believers a more abundant life, both now and eternally in heaven. Our response is to make Him Lord of our lives and to seek to serve Him.
* The Church
The church is where a local group of believers come together for the purposes of worshipping God, ministering to the needs of others, seeking to become more like Christ in how we live, growing in fellowship together with other Christians, and seeking to lead others to know and accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The church is called Jesus’ body, of which He is the head. As such, we are called to live and treat others as Jesus would.