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Here's What We Believe

God. We believe in one living and true God, Creator and Benevolent Ruler of the universe. Without beginning or without end, God has eternally existed in three personalities: As the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ to be fully human and fully divine--God in the flesh. Although co-equal to the Father, He voluntarily lowered himself to be like us. His sinless life prepared him to be the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death, ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings. He is the only mediator between God and man.

Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit is God's active presence today in the life of the Christian and in the corporate life of the Church. He seeks to convict the world about the truth of God and empower each Christian with special wisdom, gifts and abilities given to benefit the entire Church. While we believe the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit given to the Apostles were limited to the First Century, we certainly believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is still available to teach, help, guide, and make holy all believers in Christ.

The Bible. We believe the Bible to be God's Word. It was written by human authors under the direct influence of the Holy Spirit. It is inspired by God, without error, and is totally sufficient for our Christian lives. No other book, creed or statement is necessary to be saved or join the church. While all of the Bible is inspired, the New Testament gives the pattern for the church and the steps toward salvation. The Old Testament, while edifying to the Christian, is no longer binding on the Christian.

Humanity. We believe we are made in the image of God, without original sin, with the capacity to do good. Nevertheless, we seem to have the natural tendency to rebel against God, to sin and fall short of God's expectations. In fact, all humans have fallen short of God's expectations and perfection. The Bible calls this condition, “sin.”

Salvation. We believe God saves us by grace, through faith. Nothing we can do will ever merit or earn salvation; it is a gift from God. We choose to accept or reject what God has so graciously offered. God's salvation is accepted by our faith, repentance, obedience, immersion and a lifestyle that clearly demonstrates that Jesus is Lord and Savior of our lives.

Sacraments. Following the command of Jesus Christ and the example of the early church, we share with all believers the LORD'S SUPPER every Sunday to remind us of Christ's death, His future coming and the unity that exists within the Church because of His resurrection. BAPTISM, by immersion, is our pledge to obedience and point of contact with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We baptize only adults who have demonstrated their personal faith in Christ and their commitment to follow Him in their behavior, morals, values and ethics.

Church. We believe that God adds to the Church those who have been saved through Jesus Christ. The Church is the family of God, the fellowship of Saints, and the Body of Christ commissioned to continue His mission in this world. Membership in our local congregation is open to all who have experienced a biblical salvation and publicly make their desire known to work with us in this congregation in fulfilling the mission of the Church.

Eternity. We believe that God created us to live forever! When Christ returns again, those who accept God's gift of salvation will live with Him in heaven forever. Those who ignore or reject His offer will be doomed to spend eternity in hell separated from God and His love. All of life is just a prelude to eternity.












Our Beliefs

The Bible is very important to us at Community.  Our beliefs are based on what the Bible teaches.