About Us

Our Mission

The mission of The Refuge is to bear witness for Christ and His truth and to spread the gospel of the Kingdom in all its fullness and power, so that the rule of God is brought about in the hearts of men.

Our Vision

Our Vision for the Omaha area and for people everywhere is this…We feel that when the Church was established it was to be a tool to teach and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the sick, the hurt, someone seeking shelter and peace in a world that is surrounded with sin. It should be used to encompass believers and unbelievers alike with God’s word and be a help to those in need. We as Christians need to live and represent Christ on earth, so that we may reach as many people as we possibly can for God's purposes.

The Refuge is a shelter from a storm…and with that so are we. Church should be more than a program but it should be looked at like a hospital. People come in sick and hurt and whether it be in a day or year they leave healthy and well. To those that have come and gotten help can return to offer their assistance where needed. Church should not be about the titles we have but it should be about the people of this earth seeking after things that only the one TRUE Physician can give help with and that’s Jesus Christ! Our roles as christians are like the nurses in a hospital helping the Doctor. When God (Doctor) calls on us and needs something we are there to assist no matter what is going on in our day. We as people leaning on ourselves will not accomplish any goal, it’s only through Jesus Christ that people can be changed and healed from their infirmities. People need to feel loved and that they have a place to go for help. The Refuge is that place!

Our Beliefs

From its beginning, The Refuge has based its beliefs on the "whole Bible rightly divided." We accept the Bible as God's Holy Word, inspired, inerrant, and infallible. We believe the Bible to be God's written revelation of Himself to mankind and our guide in all matters of faith; therefore, we look to the Bible as our highest authority for doctrine, practice, and discipline.

It was a strong desire to rely solely on the Bible that led the early pioneers of the church to declare their willingness to be free from all man-made creeds and traditions, to take the New Testament as their only rule of faith and practice, and to give each other equal rights and privileges to read and interpret the Bible as their consciences might dictate. These basic tenets remain intact today; however, as the church grew and spread throughout the world, it was seen that there was safety in a "multitude of counselors" when making doctrinal decisions. Thus, today, all doctrinal matters are agreed upon in one accord by a General Assembly.

The Refuge is firm in its commitment to orthodox Christian belief. We affirm that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in the physical miracles He performed, in His atoning death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory at His Second Coming. We profess that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of sinful man. We believe that sanctification by the blood of Christ makes possible personal holiness. We affirm the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling we are able to live godly lives and have power for service. We believe in the ultimate unity of believers, as prayed for by our Lord Jesus Christ in John 17. We believe in the sanctity of human life; we are also committed to the sanctity of the marriage bond and the importance of strong, loving Christian families.

Furthermore, the church makes prominent other biblical doctrines that have clear New Testament support but may not always be espoused by modern Christianity. These "Important Bible Truths" constitute some of the doctrinal beliefs and practices that enable The Refuge to be named among those organizations that preach the fundamental principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. These truths are an indication of our continuing commitment to walk in the light of God's Holy Word to the best of our knowledge and ability. The Refuge is a ministry of the Church Of God Of Prophecy.