Our Theology & Beliefs
Where is Christ Community Church on the theological spectrum?
Christ Community Church is a family of believers who seek to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). With respect and appreciation for faithful Christians in other theological traditions, we stand within the historic movement of Protestant Evangelical theology.
What doctrines are affirmed at Christ Community Church?
While no human statement of faith can ever serve as the complete or final word about God and his ways, we hold to the ancient creeds that most believers down through the centuries have embraced (i.e., The Apostles Creed and The Nicene Creed). Beyond these primary commitments, we affirm the theological statements listed below.
We believe that there is one true and living God, revealed in Scripture as the almighty, all-knowing, and all-everywhere God, eternally co-existent as three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—yet there is only one gracious and loving God.
We believe that God has made himself known to the world through his his written word, the Scriptures; through his natural word, the creation; and supremely through his living word, Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of God in bodily form.
We believe that God created the world and everything in it“good” as a reflection of his own power, glory, and gracious character, and now he loves, sustains, and rules over it for all time and eternity.
We believe that human beings, both men and women, are created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore possess intrinsic significance, dignity, and value as God’s highest order of creation.
We believe that sin has fractured and spoiled all things in God’s good world, alienating human beings from God, creation, each other, and themselves, leaving the world in desperate need of spiritual rescue.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, who has reversed the alienations caused by sin, and now is restoring humanity and creation to its original intended beauty in Christ.
We believe that the Christian faith is best nurtured in a community of gospel-centered believers, where worship and witness are embodied through the spiritual gifts and graces of its members, all of whom are on mission in Christ’s work of restoration.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, who graciously indwells believers, gives the followers of Christ a growing ability and desire to follow the ways of the Lord in their personal lives and in society, such that all might flourish in this life and the next.
We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, ascended back to the Father, and will come again to the world in power and great glory to inaugurate the final judgment and restore all things in his eternal kingdom.
For a fuller articulation of our doctrinal beliefs, click here. For more information about the Evangelical Congregational Church, click here.
For more theological reflections, check out these blog posts by Pastor Tim on This New Life called, “The God of Yes: He Is There and He Is Not Stingy,” and “‘Plenty Too Much’: The God of Immeasurably More,” and “The John 3:16 of the Old Testament.”
Philip Yancey has said, “Grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more, and nothing I can do to make God love me less. It means that I, even I who deserve the opposite, am invited to take my place at the table in God’s family.” In our congregation, Christian doctrine is not a club we use bludgeon others, it’s the perimeter of light from which we shine forth the grace and greatness of God in Jesus Christ.
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