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About Us  My wife and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our web site today. If you are thinking about visiting our church, we would love to personally meet you. If you have recently visited us, this page will help you be more acquainted with our pastors, staff, ministries, vision, mission, and what we believe. God bless you! Pastor Robert Bennett
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About Pastor Robert I received Jesus Christ as my Savior at age 10. At age 17, I rededicated my life to the Lord and was called into ministry at age 20. I graduated from Bible college at The King's University and had the privilege of serving as a children's pastor under Pastor Jack Hayford at The Church On The Way in Southern CA for ten years. I have been the lead pastor of Freedom Church for seven years.  The best thing that ever happened to me, besides meeting Jesus, was meeting my wonderful wife Jaylina. We have one daughter, Audrey, who is the joy of our lives.
Ministries at Freedom
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  Ministries at Freedom Church
Freedom Kids Our children’s ministries here at Freedom Church. We love our  kids!  We offer children’s ministries birth – 6 grade with worship, message, and a safe loving environment for their spiritual growth.  Each teacher and helper is background checked and trained for your child’s safety.   Freedom Youth  Our youth group at Freedom Church meets every Friday at 7pm including Jr. High and High School ages. 55 and Better A ministry designed for our seniors!  Includes events, field trips, game nights and more.   The Coffee House Is all about FELLOWSHIP!  Come and enjoy a great cup of Starbucks brewed coffee at a great price made by trained baristas!   One half-hour before each Sunday service.  Men of Courage Join with the men of Freedom Church to have fellowship, support, encouragement, and the blessing of standing in faith with other men. Men of Courage has monthly meetings, events, weekly devotion Life Groups, and retreats.Women of Freedom Women of Freedom meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm for Bible study and fellowship!   Join with other women for support and topics that are specific to the everyday things we face. Freedom Recovery A Spirit-filled recovery ministry meeting every Tuesday at 6:30pm. A Biblical, Christ-centered approach to 12 step recovery. Every person is valued in a loving, encouraging environment.Freedom Fit ClubGet in shape every Monday 7-8pm at Freedom Church with a great workout, free!  With trainer Stephanie Cavin.  Ages 12+.  No child ministry provided.Financial Peace UniversityThis 9 week class offered at different times of the year is a dvd class taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey giving God’s perspective on money.  Highly recommended!Before You Say I Do – 6 week premarrieds class This six week class taught by best selling author Norman Wright has six one half hour dvd lessons along with materials and class interaction led by one of our church leaders.Life JournalsReading through the Bible in a year together with this great program designed to journal every day things the Lord is speaking to you personally as you apply the Bible to life.  You can even read these daily devotions online as well. Free bookmarks are available at church and journals are also available for purchase at The Coffee House.Life Groups Small groups at Freedom Church meet every week.  Visit our church calendar to view days and times each Life Group meets. Monthly Communion and Church Lunch Every month on the first Sunday we take communion together and have a potluck style meal together (12:30pm).  Each month has a different theme (see online church calendar for details).
The Holy ScripturesWe believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).   The Eternal GodheadWe believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, coeternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).   The Fall of ManWe believe that man, created in the image of God, by voluntary disobedience fell into the depths of sin and iniquity, bequeathing sin’s nature and consequences to all mankind, with their accompanying loss of intended meaning and purpose (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12).   The Plan of RedemptionWe believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our place, and with His life’s blood purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Titus 2:14).   Salvation Through GraceWe believe that salvation is wholly through grace; that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8).   Repentance and AcceptanceWe believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God through Jesus’ sacrificial death (Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).   The New BirthWe believe that the change that takes place in people at conversion is a very real one; that having received righteousness in Christ and having received of His Spirit, people will have new desires, interests, and pursuits in life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).   Daily Christian LifeWe believe that it is the will of God that those who have been born again grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service (2 Corinthians 7:1).   Water Baptism and the Lord's SupperWe believe that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His lordship as Christ and King (Romans 6:4). We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and triumph of Christ’s Cross (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)   Baptism with the Holy SpiritWe believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace; we expect the Holy Spirit’s incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).   The Spirit-Filled LifeWe believe that it is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit moment by moment, serving the Lord and living lives of patience, love, truth, sincerity, and prayer (Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16, 25).   The Gifts and Fruit of the SpiritWe believe that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism(1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual “fruit”: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22-25).   ModerationWe believe a Christians’ moderation should be obvious to others and that relationship with Jesus should never lead people into extremes of fanaticism; their lives should model that of Christ in uprightness, balance, humility, and self-sacrifice (Colossians 3:12, 13; Philippians 4:5).   Divine HealingWe believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith (Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16).   The Second Coming of ChristWe believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).   Church RelationshipWe believe that it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with a congregation of believers with whom we can worship God, observe the ordinances of Christ, exhort and support one another, labor for the salvation of others, and work together to advance the Lord’s Kingdom (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24).   Civil GovernmentWe believe that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Acts 4: 18-20; Romans 13:1-5).   JudgmentWe believe that all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ: the redeemed to be delivered unto everlasting life, and the unrepentant unto everlasting punishment (Revelation 20:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10).   HeavenWe believe that heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17).   HellWe believe that hell is a place of darkness, deepest sorrow, and unquenchable fire, which was not prepared for man but for the devil and his angels; yet it will become the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as Savior (Matthew 13: 41, 42; Revelation 20:10, 15).   EvangelismWe believe that soul winning is the “one big business” of the Church on earth, and that every hindrance to worldwide evangelism should be removed (James 5:20; Mark 16:15).   Tithing and OfferingsWe believe that tithing and offerings are ordained of God to sustain His ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16: 1, 2).         The Foursquare Declaration of Faith lays out the basic doctrine of The Foursquare Church and was drafted by Foursquare founder Aimee Semple McPherson. You can view the complete version at Foursquare.org
What We Believe
Our Mission  Our mission at Freedom Church is to win as many people as possible to Jesus Christ in a personal relationship with God, making disciples of all nations. We accomplish this by shinning our light by our love for one another and by doing our very best in all that we do here as a church. Loving God and loving each other in the spirit of excellence and service. Our Purpose To honor and glorify God through worship, preaching, and life. To be the church that shows the world that we are His by our love for one another. To live in His power and presence by the Holy Spirit. To believe God for miracles! To worship Him in freedom and to live free from addictions, sin and bondage through the power of the cross. To show the world that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" and that His Good News to the world is that Jesus is our Savior, our Healer, the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, and our Soon Coming King! Our Vision Our vision is to be a church known for its love. God's love is the greatest and when people enter the doors of our church, we want everyone to experience His presence and love from everything we are and do. We desire for this love to reach out beyond our doors to draw others to Christ as well. Everything we do is to glorify God, serve Him, love Him and love and serve others.  Our Core Values  1) Worship 2) The Word of God 3) Prayer  4) Personal Spiritual Growth 5) God's love in everything we do 6) Service 7) Spirit-Filled Living 8) Unity 9) Evangelism and Missions  10) Ministry to every aspect of life and situation (families, singles, children, youth, adults, and seniors).  11) Spirit of giving and stewardship 12) Acceptance regardless of race, gender, status, or background.
Mission, Purpose, Vision, and Core Values 
Ed Rieks Associate Pastor, Men of Courage ERieks@auburnfreedom.com
Robert Bennett Lead Pastor RBennett@auburnfreedom.com 
Katie Starling Associate Pastor, 55 and Better KStarling@auburnfreedom.com
Nathan Jay Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor NJay@auburnfreedom.com 
Staff
Church CouncilHernan Contreras  Eric Day  Deborah Peikert  Pastor Katie Starling
Jaylina Bennett  Nursery / Preschool Leader JBennett@auburnfreedom.com 
Teresa Jay Volunteer Coordinator, Youth Leader TJay@auburnfreedom.com 
Susie Rieks Associate Pastor, Women of Freedom, Secretary  SRieks@auburnfreedom.com
Daniel Hoegger Executive Pastor, Hospitality Leader DHoegger@auburnfreedom.com 
Deborah Peikert Freedom Recovery Leader DPeikert@auburnfreedom.com
Eli Schweyer Worship Leader ESchweyer@auburnfreedom.com
 Jane Hoegger Associate Pastor, Children's Pastor JHoegger@auburnfreedom.com 
Chris Peikert Freedom Recovery Leader CPeikert@auburnfreedom.com
Dwayne Starling Executive Pastor, 55 and Better DStarling@auburnfreedom.com 
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