Our Beliefs

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We believe in the Essentials of our Faith: In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity.

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional Essentials of our faith:

  • What We Believe About God

    We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!

  • What We Believe About Jesus

    Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

  • What We Believe About The Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption. Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life. The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.

  • What We Believe About The Second Coming of Christ

    Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20) The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)

What We Believe

The Lord’s Supper

Community Church celebrates two biblical sacraments. On the first Sunday of each month, we offer the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) to those in attendance who have confessed their sins and are followers of Jesus Christ. We will also offer this sacrament during other times of the year with adequate notice, so that each participant may be spiritually prepared.

*We use juice and crackers and offer alternative, gluten free crackers if desired.

What We Believe

Baptism

The second sacrament we provide is that of baptism. When an individual has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we welcome that person to participate in baptism as a sign of God’s faithfulness in their salvation, and a sign of God’s promise of continued growth in His grace. Infant baptism is also offered to the children of believers as a sign of God’s faithfulness in setting the child apart in the Household of Faith. This sacrament does not save the child nor guarantee salvation in the future, but is a mark of God’s pursuit of children in the family of God.

We ask that everyone desiring baptism, whether for themselves or their children, register for and attend our Baptism Class.

The following statement represents Community Church’s position on the topics of marriage, human sexuality, and the sanctity of life. It is our desire that we convey these positions in light of God’s Word with a heart of respect and love to all. If anyone has further questions, we welcome the opportunity for open dialogue at any time.

Position on marriage, human sexuality, and the sanctity of life.

We are a non-denominational church body.