What is church / Why church?
Living faith, strong hope and acting love.
Ruksa is christian church which belongs to Pentecostal church of Finland. Operations center located in an idyllic yellow in a wooden house property in heart of Uusikaupunki. Many people from different age groups and several different nationalities goesto Ruksa. Our events are open for everyone and we want to be community, where even the doubter can feel welcome to grow with other incompletes.
If you are new in town or just seeking your spiritual home, you are warmly welcomed!
The congregation is designed by God, built on the teachings of the Bible and the apostles. It is community of believers whose origin is from heaven. We want to be a church whose ministry makes the invisible world of God visible. In our ministry, we trust in the living God who leads us in every live season to find the right ways of action to achieve this goal.
Ruksa | Pentacostal church of Uusikaupunki membership is gained only through personal faith and baptism. Jesus himself told his followers to make disciples of all nations, to baptize and teach them. In this way, the church grows and new converts can move forward.
The first local churches are introduced in the Bible in book of Acts. There we can find a model for church leadership. According to that model, local congregations should be led by elders who should be role models for believers and enjoy the trust of people outside the congregation as well. You can find the current elders of our congregation here.
Ruksa | Pentacostal church of Uusikaupunki is a member church of Pentecostal Church of Finland (link in finnish)
Our core values
We are a Christian church and these are our core values.
The Bible is the eternal Word of God, given to human language in a specific historical situation. The 66 books of the Bible (OT 39 and UT 27) were written by over 40 people under the guidance of God's Holy Spirit over a period of 1,500 years. This living Word of God, the Bible, is the foundation of our faith. Without it we could not know God. In God's plan everyone who is born as His child will grow and develop into spiritual adulthood. From the Bible, a spiritual person receives versatile nutrition in order to grow in a balanced way. However, this requires that we agree what the Bible says. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit helps everyone here personally. Therefore, the systematic teaching of the Bible has an important place in the activities of our church.
God is a living and active and we can communicate with Him; we can talk to Him and He talks and answers to us. Prayer is human's conversation with God. God longs and waits for our contact because He loves us and wants us to share our live with Him. He wants to help us and also to talk to us and guide us. In the congregation, we pray together for our matters and also give praise and worship to God. Prayer requests can be presented either in writing or you can tell them on our events. As humans, we sometimes want someone praying for us personally. As a congreregation want to offer that opportunity in all our events. Prayer is a great weapon! It changes us and our circumstances. It gives us the awareness that we are not alone, but there is a mighty God who hears and knows all!
The Bible compares people born as children of God to the members of the body or building stones. Each living member has their own place and purpose in the body. Jesus Christ is the head of the church body, but without the other body parts the body is unable to function. God wants to work in this time, even in Uusikaupunki! He uses us, every one born as a child of God: our hands, our feet, our words!
CONNECTIONS / RELATIONSHIPS
God created humans to live in daily connection with Him. Jesus redeemed the broken connection which we human broke in paradise. With His help it works today. As believers, we have a special connection with other children of God. Despite our differences, we are children of the same Father. In the congregatation, we can support each other, share our issues and rejoice together.