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Welcome to Sequoia Church

Pastor Mark Mahaffie would like to welcome you to Sequoia

At Sequoia, God is the center of worship and the Bible is the foundation for beliefs.
Whether you are an atheist searching for the Truth or a lifetime follower of Christ, you are welcome.
Whether you are young or not so young, a Bible scholar, or don't even own a Bible, you are welcome.
Whether you live in the area, or you are just passing through, you are welcome.

Sequoia believes in Baptism only after a person has professed Christ as their Savior. The Baptism symbolizes the cleansing of sins. Baptism is by full immersion, where the candidate is fully immersed in water. This symbolizes the disciples’ own baptism as stated in John 3. In Romans chapter 6, the Bible The says Christians are “buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Baptism is not a requirement for salvation. We do not baptize infants as baptism is a public expression of faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is an act of obedience which opens the door for ministry in the church.
Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God's creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior. B. Justification is God's gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God. C. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life. D. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Where is Sequoia?

Sequoia Church is located on the southeast corner of Wawona Avenue and South Union road in Manteca, California. Take the North Union road offramp from Highway 120. Sequoia is about 1/4 mile north of the Highway on the east side of Union road at Wawona.

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Sequoia is a diverse group of people with one goal: To Worship the One true and living God of the Universe. He is the triune God, the Creator of the universe, and He has always existed.

Sequoia offers many opportunities for ministry. Just click on any of the links under the "Connect" tab above to find information about that ministry.

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Sequoia Church
1050 S. Union Road
Manteca, California 95337
Phone: 209.823.2089