OUR BELIEFS ABOUT...
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Gen. 1:1,26,27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; I Pet. 1:2; II Cor. 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people 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 someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. (Matt. 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,14:10-30; Heb. 4:14,15; I Cor.15:3,4; Rom. 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Tim. 6:14,15; Titus 2:13.)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. 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. He gives every believer spiritual gift(s) when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (II Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13,14:16,17; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 2:12,3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:18.)
The Bible is God's Word to us. It is alive and active. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (John 1:1-2; John 1:14; II Tim.3:16; II Pet.1:20,21; II Tim.1:13; Psalms 119:105, 160, 12:6; Prov.30:5)
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the climax of God's creation and the supreme object of His love. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Gen. 1:27; Psa.8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Rom. 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2.)
Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8,9; John 14:6,1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1.)
People were created to exist forever. We will exist either eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally existent with God through the forgiveness of sins and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3;16; John 2:25; John 5:24-30; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15
The ordinance of baptism is one that is practiced with great variance from church to church. We recognize that many have come to Christ the King from differing doctrinal and denominational backgrounds and have practiced and observed baptism in these various ways. We at Christ the King Community Church have attempted to address this important symbol given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ from the best understanding of Scripture and the clearest picture presented therein. After examining those passages dealing specifically with baptism we see the pattern of "belief" coupled with the sign of "baptism" as the clearest picture in Scripture. Because of this clear statement of a faith coupled with obedience in baptism, we have chosen to practice what is commonly referred to as "Believer's Baptism."
This is a practice we hold for our members only and in no way is a statement against other churches and their practices and observances. We are pleased to call others brothers and sisters in Christ who have practices differing from our own and yet hold that salvation is by faith in the same Savior, Jesus Christ.
(See Acts 2:38, 41; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:1-6 for the clearest statements in the New Testament concerning baptism.)
There are nine basic values that set our agenda. They are the basis by which we set our priorities concerning all activities and ministries here at Christ the King.
1. Celebrative, heart-felt worship that uplifts and honors God
2. Relevant Expositional preaching and teaching of God's word that encourages and challenges
3. The health and strength of families
4. Accepting people where they are at because they matter to God
5. Expanding the kingdom of God through empowering people and encouraging them to multiply the hope of Christ in others
6. Intentional relationship building through small groups that provide compassionate care and honest friendships
7. Helping individuals to understand their talents and gifts so that they may serve God and impact others effectively
8. Excellence that strives to maintain the highest standards so we can do our very best in everything
9. Relying on God through prayer to accomplish His work