Open Arms is a congregation of people who have come together under the Lordship and teaching of Jesus Christ. Many of these people have looked for meaning and purpose in a variety of different venues that did not quite meet the longing of their heart. The open and honest atmosphere that permeates the church makes for a non-threatening approach to God. Our goal as a church is to establish "The Kingdom of God" where people of all walks can come and experience the joy and life that God purposed for us as believers in Christ.
In the verbal inspiration of the Bible, that it is the written Word of God. In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as our Intercessor. That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins. That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart. Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement. In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet. In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus. In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.
Open Arms is part of the Church of God International Cleveland Tennessee.