What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Confession of Faith

The following are the core beliefs of Christ's Fellowship Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s Holy Word; its every word inspired and without error in the original manuscripts; infallible, and sufficient for life and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; Acts 20:32)

The Trinity

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing as three equally, yet distinct, divine persons who know, love, and glorify each other. We believe that the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; yet the Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit, the Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3)

The Father

We believe that God the Father is an infinite personal spirit. We believe that He is eternal, all-present, all-powerful, and all-knowing. We believe He sovereignly works all things according to His plan. We believe He mercifully sent His Son to ransom sinners from every people group. (John 4:24; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 139:7-10; Jeremiah 32:17; 1 John 3:20; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 3:16)

Jesus Christ -The Son

We believe that the eternal Second Person of the Trinity, the Son, remaining what He was (God), became what He was not (man). We believe that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and performed miracles. We believe in His penal substitutionary atoning death, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension and present reign at the right hand of the Father, His intercession for His people as great High Priest, and His personal, visible, and bodily future return at the end of the age. (Romans 9:5; John 1:1-2, 14; Matthew 1:18-25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; Acts 1:11; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28) God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Third Person of the Trinity, and that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe He regenerates sinners and unites them to Christ. We believe He indwells believers; He empowers them for service, illuminates the Scriptures to them, progressively sanctifies them, and seals them to the day of redemption. (John 14:15-16, 26; 16:8-15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14) Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creation.

The Fall

We believe that in a literal-historical Adam, man, who was created in the image of God, fell by willful disobedience, and now inherits both Adam’s guilt and corruption and is therefore now hostile towards God, dead in his sins, in bondage to sin, and unable to save himself. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 5:12; Romans 3:9-20, 23; Colossians 1:21; John 8:34; Ephesians 2:1-3)


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Gospel And Salvation

We believe that the gospel is the good news of what God has done for us in His Son Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus lived a perfect life of obedience for us and died a penal substitutionary death for our sins. We believe salvation is a gift that comes only by God’s grace, and that all who trust in Jesus Christ alone are justified, and are eternally secure, unable to lose their salvation. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-20)

The Church, Her Ordinances, and Her Leadership

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, comprised of all regenerate persons. We believe the local church is to consist of persons baptized upon credible profession of faith covenanting together to be faithful to their Lord Jesus Christ. We believe the Lord gave two ordinances to His church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the baptism of believers by immersion. The Lord’s Supper is the covenant meal for baptized believers, in which they spiritually partake of the body and blood of Christ through the bread and the cup, remembering His death on their behalf as they await His return. We believe a church is to be congregationally-governed, elder-led, and deacon-served. We believe the office and function of elder is limited to qualified men. (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Hebrews 10:23-25; Matthew 28:19; Acts 6:1–7; 1 Timothy 3:1–13; Titus 1:5–9; 1 Corinthians 14:33–35, 1 Timothy 2:11–12)

Manhood, Womanhood, and Marriage

We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in His own image with equal dignity and worth but with differing, yet complimentary gospel-communicating roles, whether single or married. We believe that marriage is the covenant union of one man and one woman before God for life. We also believe that we live in a fallen world where divorce is a reality, and so in His grace God gives two allowances for divorce: infidelity and abandonment. For all instances of divorce, we believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that in obedience to the Lord, husbands are to reflect Christ by loving leadership in their homes, and wives are to reflect the church by respectful submission to their own husbands as unto the Lord. (Genesis 1:26–27; 2:18–25; Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3–12; Ephesians 5:22–33; 1 Corinthians 6:9–20; 7:10-16; Hebrews 13:4)