STATEMENT OF FAITH
Community Worship Center was formed
as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed
to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are
not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations.
We are concerned about the over-emphasis on minor doctrinal differences
in denominations that may lead to unnecessary divisions in the
body of Christ. Therefore, in order to be as inclusive as possible
in our worship, and to move toward the fulfillment of Jesus prayer,
“That they might be one,” we have chosen to be a non-denominational
community church for those seeking to know, and those who know
Jesus as personal Savior and Lord.
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship
is Christ's Agape love, which is greater than any differences
we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves
We believe worship of God should be spiritual.
Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the
Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We believe worship of God should
be inspirational. Therefore, we give great
place to music in our worship.
We believe worship of God should
be intelligent. Therefore, our services
are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word
of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.
We believe worship of God should be
fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our
lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping
We believe in the Apostles Creed.
We believe in the inerrancy
of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired,
infallible Word of God.
We believe that God is eternally existent in
three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God is the personal, transcendent,
and sovereign Creator of all things.
We believe that Jesus Christ
is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived
a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His
substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily raised from the
dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever
lives to make intercession for us.
We believe in the personal, visible, and
second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. He will return with
His saints and set up a kingdom of which there will be no end.
After Jesus ascended to Heaven,
He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling
them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire
world, an obligation shared by all believers today. We believe
that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible
for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness
are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal
Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately
born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are
forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God.
We believe that the human race
fell from it’s original state of innocence and fellowship
with God as a result of Adam’s sin and that a perpetual
curse of iniquity or a fallen nature is experienced by every successive
generation as a consequence. The event of the shed blood of Christ
on the cross has been provided by God to be not only the sacrifice
for transgressions of God’s laws, but also to provide the
remedy for this fallen state of iniquity. That His shed blood,
in fact, has gone to the very root of sin. Nothing else provides
for complete restored fellowship to the Father.
We believe that the proclamation
of the poured out life of Christ, through His people, exemplifies
God’s redemptive heart for mankind. This is in fact the
message that brings unity to the Body of Christ, His Church.
We believe that the Cross was
not a one time event, but a “style of living”
for Jesus. This style was manifested in His constant submission
to the will of the Father. It is an emphasis of “being”
rather than “doing.” Jesus did not operate on His
own or out of His own resources, but lived in the flow of what
the Father would do through Him, and it is still His style, the
“Cross Style” life. Jesus now desires to live
this life through anyone who receives Him as Savior and Lord.
As Jesus lived in this world, so we live in constant submission
to His plan for us, not operating out of our own resources, but
in the constant flow of what He would do through us.
We believe in the gifts of the
Holy Spirit spoken of in the Scriptures, and that they are valid
for today if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines.
We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise
them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We
believe that love is more important than the most spectacular
gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is