WHAT WE BELIEVE

CORE CONVICTIONS


Jesus is Lord. 

Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God and reigns supreme over all creation. 



The Holy Spirit is working in and around us.

God filled us with his Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, encourage, and empower us in every good work.



The Bible is God’s word.

God gave us the scriptures as the sole inspired authority for faith and conduct.



Prayer changes things.

When we speak to God through prayer in Jesus name, He promises to listen and respond. 

To bring change; often to circumstances, but always in us.



The church is God’s people today and our family forever.  

Jesus calls the church his bride, which makes us family from here to heaven.



The door is always open and table always set. 

There is no one too lost to be found.  God wants all to know him and believe and be saved.  

Like a good father, God is always waiting with an open door and a table set.



God’s love is eternal.  

For all who confess Jesus is Lord, there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love.



The past is prologue.

For all who confess Jesus is Lord, the past has passed away and now holds

no power over the future of faith God is calling us into.



Everyone is essential to show the world what God is like.  

There is no retirement age or permission slips in the kingdom of God.  

We are all created to uniquely reflect His Glory in ways only we can.



Anything worth doing should be done with intention.

Nothing is wasted with God, so everything should be done with intention and anticipation of what God might do.  

Planned with creativity, prepared with purpose, performed with excellence, and appraised with humility.



One day all things will be made new.  

In the end, God forecasts a promised future free of pain, death, sin and striving.  A future for all who confess

Jesus is Lord, where the entirety of creation is reconciled back to God.  This is the greatest possible end for

God’s people, as heaven restores earth once and for all.


CORE VALUES


Jesus is our vision (Hebrews 12:2)

The purpose of Community Life Church is to share the good news of Jesus. Jesus is our vision. Jesus is our message. Jesus is our savior and teacher. We are Jesus people.  If we’re looking anywhere else for direction, we’re lookingand moving in the wrong direction.



People are our mission (Matthew 28:19-20)

Our heart is to be a place where the lost can be found, and the found can be free. A church for anyone,

knowing full well we won’t be a church for everyone. We long to be an anchor for connection and community

in a world without God and without hope.



Future is our focus (John 16:13)

We choose to see and believe that anything is possible with the power of the Holy Spirit. That God has spoken

a better ending and always only leads to peace. This perspective forces us to see the world with optimistic eyes. Focusing on this one thing, forgetting the past and looking forward to the future.



Honor is our action (Romans 12:9-10)

We believe God made all of humanity with dignity and worth, so in reply we choose to honor always. To acknowledge the identity and worth of anyone God puts in our way, independent of situation or circumstance.



Service is our standard (Romans 12:13)

God has given everyone a unique set of passions and skills to serve His church. This means, from the pulpit to the parking lot, everyone is essential. No one is above serving, and there is no service too small. Every role matters and contributes to the future God is building.



Humility is our posture (Romans 12:16)

In everything we do, we must approach it from a posture of humility. While everyone is essential, no one is above another. Regardless of worldly success or influence, the reality is we all find ourselves daily at the mercy of the King.  So let us bow, laying all we are down on the altar before Him.



Gratitude is our attitude (Colossians 3:15-17)

In a world where selfish entitlement is the norm, it’s up to us to be a people of gratitude. To see what’s before us and respond with appreciation. We must carry an optimistic vision if we’re to be the church God is calling us to be.



Generosity is our privilege (Acts 2:46-47)

We believe in giving more than the minimum. We see generosity coming straight from the Father’s heart, which makes it not only an expectation for God’s people… but a privilege. We choose to be generous with our time, our talents, our treasure and encouragement. After all, we can’t take anything with us.

Statement of faith

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.


The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.


Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.


Regeneration

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.


The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.


Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.


The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.


Church Cooperation

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.


The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. 

We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless

suffering of the wicked.


QUESTIONS?


If you have any specific questions about what we believe, please don't hesitate to reach out by emailing us at info@madeforcommunity.com