We believe God has made Himself known, and that means we can know and apply His truth to all of life — everything from our worship services on Sunday to our various organized ministries to our day-in, day-out relationships. As we apply the principles of the Word…
Living life together throughout the week — encouraging each other, strengthening one another, walking our journeys together. As we stay grounded in the Word and live in Community in authentic community.
The best news anyone will ever hear is that God loves us through His Son, Jesus Christ. We exist to share this great news with those around us—our neighbors across the street, those suffering across town, and those across the globe.
We desire to express our dependence upon God by being a people committed to corporate and personal prayer.
We believe that our lives are meant to glorify God and express worship to our great God and Savior.
Our doctrinal statement represents the essential beliefs of Christ Community Church and fundamental tenants of the Christian faith.
We believe that “all Scripture is God-breathed (verbally inspired by God) and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17). We believe that the Scriptures (66 books of the Old and New Testaments) are inerrant in the original texts and therefore serve as our final authority for faith and life. (2 Peter 1:20-21; Prov. 30:5; Heb. 4:12)
The Triune God
We believe in ONE (Deut. 6:4; Eph. 4:6) Triune God (2 Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19) who has eternally existed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Spirit. We believe that “through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3). And we believe that “from Him and through Him and to Him are all things” (Rom. 11:36). We further believe that God is all wise (Psalm 147:5; James 1:5; Prov. 2:6), all knowing (Psalm 139:1-6; 1 John 3:20), all powerful (Rev. 19:6; Col. 1:17; Jer. 32:27), all good (Mark 10:18; James 1:17), and all loving (1 John 4:8; Eph. 2:4-7).
God the Father
We believe that God the Father reigns with providential care over His creation, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His will through grace. (Gen. 1:1; Ex. 15; Psalm 19:1-3; Eph. 1:11; Rom. 8:28) We believe that God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ (John 1:12). He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men (Eph. 4:6). The Father sends the Son into the world to save it (John 3:16).
The Son of God (Jesus)
We believe in Jesus Christ as the promised Messiah, the only begotten Son of God, the sole Mediator between God and man, and the visible image of the invisible God. We believe that He became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that Jesus ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of our Advocate. (John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Col. 1:15; Rom. 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 7:25; Heb. 9:24; Rom 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)
God the Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit of God as the Divine Person who brings conviction of sin to the world and as the Holy Minister responsible for the regeneration, sanctification and preservation of the saints. We believe that He is the indwelling Guide and Counselor in all believers, guiding them into all truth as the Father wills. (John 16:8-11; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13-14; John 14:16, 26)
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but through Adam’s sin he fell, inherited sin and became totally depraved and unable in himself to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; Eph. 2:1-3, 12)
We believe that salvation is a free gift from God given by grace and received through faith in Jesus Christ apart from any human merit or deed. (Eph. 2:8-9; John 1:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Eph. 1:7)
We believe that the Church is the spiritual Body and espoused Bride of Christ. The Church is God’s ordained messenger and vehicle for the Gospel, through which God saves His people. The Church is the means through which God saves His people; the Church is the messenger of and vehicle for the Gospel. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted two sacraments in the New Testament, which the Church should embrace and practice: Baptism and Communion (the Lord’s Supper). (Eph. 5:25-27; 2 Cor. 11:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
The Return of Christ
We believe in the literal, physical Second Coming of Christ for His children, which is our “blessed hope”. (1 Thess. 1:10; 1 Thess. 4:13-18)
Our Teaching Statement sets the guidelines and parameters for the various teaching ministries (from C3 Kids to our pulpit) at Christ Community Church. It addresses our primary theological beliefs as well as some secondary theological beliefs that we hold as biblical convictions.