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Community Worship Center - Sandstone, MN 55072

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 Christians.

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 Him.

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 imminent 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 worthless.

Community Worship Center
114 Minnesota Street
Sandstone, MN 55072
Map
320-245-2464
coh@scicable.net

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