Anna Pranger is the Founder of Stirred Up Ministries. She travels and speaks at conferences, churches, coffee shops and in-home gatherings, sharing truth through the prophetic gifting of the Holy Spirit. Anna's desire is to bring the “Acts Church” to local communities and inspire others to operate in the truth of who God truly is, limitless and not confined by boxes we put Him in.
Anna's heart is for the chains of religion to be bound and for grace to be loosed in the souls of those who desire freedom. Anna is the host of Wanted at the Table podcast. She thrives in communicating the heart of the father and has prior experience in leading young adult ministries, speaking in the public school system, and ministering to struggling teens.
We believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life.
We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God's Will for people everywhere is to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.
We believe in one God. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)
God the Father
God the Father loved the world enough to send the Son, Jesus Christ, as the Savior of the world. Anyone who knows the Father also knows the Son. Through a personal relationship with Christ, we come to know God as our Father and can say, “Abba Father.” (John 3:16; Galatians 3:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Ephesians 4:6-7)
God the Son: Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make humanity aware of their need for Jesus Christ and to convict the world of sin. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christ-follower seeks to live under His control daily. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17 & 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is literally “God-breathed”. It is the supreme source of truth and authority for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is absolute truth without any mixture of error. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 12:6 & 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5, II Peter 1:20-21)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12 & 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. (John 3:16; I John 2:25 & 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
The Local Church
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ. While the local church exists to be a witness in its local community and extend to the whole world. (Matthew 28:19-20; I Corinthians 12-14; I Corinthians 11:27-29; Ephesians 4:11-16)
Believers Baptism and Holy Spirit Baptism
Believer’s baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus Christ. It is identification with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an enduement with power from on high for life and service. “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8). In Matthew 3:11 the term is first used by John the Baptist. In Acts 1:5 Jesus used it and said, “in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Peter used it when reporting the events with the Gentiles in Cornelius’ house. “Then I remembered what the Lord had said … you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 11:16). It is different from and subsequent to the new birth. The Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11).