Our Vision Statement
PCC aims to be an excellent christian community taking God's love from house to house, touching people changing lives.
It is our desire to share the life-changing love of God with the people of Penang - our immediate community and beyond! This happens when every member of the PCC family connects to the people they live, play and work with. In doing so, we seek to become God's heart and hand extended, making a positive difference in our world.
Our Core Values
B – Biblical and Relevant (2 Timothy 3:16)
We will strive to be culturally relevant and biblically grounded.
L – Loving All Generations (Psalm 78:4-7)
We will celebrate multigenerational relationships as God’s gift for mutual enrichment and discipleship.
E – Equipping and Empowering (Ephesians 4:12)
We believe formal instruction and mentoring are God’s design to fulfill our potential and purpose.
S – Strong Healthy Families (Ephesians 5:21-6:4)
We will promote healthy family relationships in our church and community.
S – Serving Growing Together (Hebrews 10:24-25)
We will enable every member to discover, develop and deploy their gifts to serve and grow together to fulfill God’s calling.
Our 5-year Emphasis
ENCOUNTER HIS PRESENCE
We hunger for God and desire to encounter His Presence where the miraculous happens.
ENJOY HIS FAMILY
We love the PCC Family. We enjoy significant, mutually enriching relationships with different generations, equipping each other to serve the community together.
EXTEND HIS KINGDOM
We invest in building wholesome lives and healthy families in Penang and beyond as we grow in spiritual health.
We celebrate stories of lives and families made whole by the power of the gospel each time we gather.
What We Believe
The Scriptures (Old & New Testament) are inspired of God, our all-sufficient rule for faith and conduct. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitution work on the Cross, bodily resurrection from the Dead, exaltation to the right hand of God, imminent return - the Blessed Hope & Millennial reign followed by the final judgment & the new heavens and a new earth.
The scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17 | 1 Thessalonians 2:13 | 2 Peter 1:21)
The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
(Deuteronomy 6:4 | Isaiah 43:10,11 | Matthew 28:19 | Luke 3:22)
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare his:
a. Virgin birth (Matthew 1:23 | Luke 1:31,35)
b. Sinless life (Hebrews 7:26 | 1 Peter 2:22)
c. Miracles (Acts 2:22 | 10:38)
d. Substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3 | 2 Corinthians 5:21)
e. Bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6| Luke 24:39 | 1 Corinthians 15:4)
f. Exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11, 2:33 | Philippians 2:9, 11 | Hebrews 1:3)
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
(Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6 | Romans 5:12-19)
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
a. Conditions of Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Luke 24:47 | John 3:3 | Romans 10:13-15 | Ephesians 2:8 | Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)
b. The Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24 | Titus 2:12).
a. Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with him to walk in newness of life.
(Matthew 28:19 | Mark 16:16 | Acts 10:47-48 | Romans 6:4)
b. Holy Communion
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements - bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of his second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “till he comes!”
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49 | Acts 1:4-8 | 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39 | Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43 | Hebrews 12:28), an intensified consecration to God and dedication to his work (Acts 2:42), and more active love for Christ, for his Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4).
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1-2 | 1 Thessalonians 5:23 | Hebrews 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the Holy Ghost, we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15.16)
(Romans 6:1-11,13 | Romans 8:1,2,13 | Galatians 2:20 | Philippians 2:12.13 | 1 Peter 1:5).
The Church is the Body of Christ and each believer is an integral part (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22 | Hebrews 12:23).
Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of his Son, the priority reason-for-being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is to be:
a. An agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8 | Matthew 28:19-20 | Mark 16:15-16);
b. A corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13); and
c. A channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of his Son
(Ephesians 4:11, 16 | 1 Corinthians 12:28 | 1 Corinthians 14:12).
The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:
a. Enables them to evangelize the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs (Mark 16:15-20 | Acts 4:29-31 | Hebrews 2:3-4);
b. Adds a necessary dimension to a worshipful relationship with God (1 Corinthians 2:10-16 | 1 Corinthians 12,13 and 14); and
c. Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit, gifts, and ministries as in New Testament times for edifying the body of Christ
(Galatians 5:22-26 | 1 Corinthians 14:12 | Ephesians 4:11-12 | 1 Corinthians 12:28 | Colossians 1:29).
A divinely-called and scripturally-ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a threefold purpose of leading the Church in:
a. evangelizing the world (Mark 16:15-20),
b. worshipping God (John 4:23,23), and
c. building a body of saints being perfected in the image of his Son (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers
(Isaiah 53:4-5 | Matthew 8:16-17 | James 5:14-16).
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 | Romans 8:23 | Titus 2:13 | 1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with his saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5 | Matthew 24:27, 30 | Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21-22 | Zephaniah 3:19-20 | Romans 11:26-27) and the establishment of universal peace
(Isaiah 11:6-9 | Psalms 72:3-8 | Micah 4:3-4).
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the Devil and his angels, the beast, and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death
(Matthew 25:46 | Mark 9:43-48 | Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness
(2 Peter 3:1 | Revelation 21 and 22).