Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith
About 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 people 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 a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus, born of a virgin named Mary by a miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose 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.
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. 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.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience towards God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must choose to 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 lives and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. According to God’s creative plan, everything and everyone functioned flawlessly until Adam and Eve believed Satan’s lie. Sanctification is the life-long process of God’s grace, truth, and purposes having their way in our hearts, minds, and ultimately our lives. As we are influenced by the triune God, through God’s Holy Word, we are transformed, becoming what God had intended for us.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
About The Church
Worship isn’t just an event or an activity or even a kind of music. It isn’t something that happens at a certain time at a certain place with certain people. Worship is continuous. It doesn’t start and stop. Worship is a lifestyle deeply rooted in the understanding that our redemption is, at once, a one-time event and also an ongoing, lifelong transformation. God is making ALL things new…ALL the time.
About Child Dedications
Dedication is a ceremony and celebration in which parents formally call upon God’s blessing for their child. They are affirming that they see their child as a gift from God and commit to creating and nurturing a positive, supportive, faith-building environment. It also represents the church family’s commitment to support, love, encourage, and pray for the parents and the child.
If you have committed your life to Jesus Christ and to follow Him, then baptism is your next step. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward reality and it would be our
We gather for Communion to remember our Saviour. We remember His death, burial, and resurrection. We remember how much we need His love, His grace, and His forgiveness. We look back, we look ahead and we look within.
We look back to the cross. We remember what Christ accomplished for us. And we are reminded of His love for us. We look ahead. The first time Jesus came to this earth, He came as the Suffering Servant. The next time, He will come as the Conquering King. Communion is an observance to remind us that Jesus will come again. We look within and ask the Holy Spirit to show us any areas of our lives where we need to grow and change to be the person God longs for us to be.
Communion at the bridge typically happens the first Sunday of the month.