For God so loved the World
that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Beliefs

Church in the Community has a set of essential beliefs that we follow as a church. These beliefs are the most simple and foundational beliefs we hold as a church family.

You do not need to believe or agree with these beliefs (or even believe in God) for you to attend our church. You will still be loved and accepted. These beliefs are simply a theological guideline for those wishing to grow in a deeper relationship with Christ.

The Scriptures

The Bible, which includes the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament, 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.

The Trinity

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. The Father is not the Son. The Son is not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not the Father. Yet each is truly Deity.

God the Father

God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. By His word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the world out of nothing. Through the same word, He daily sustains all creation. He rules over all and, together with the Son and the Spirit, is the only Sovereign.

The Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose 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.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Through the Gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit, a person is led to trust in divine mercy. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth and dwells within the transformed.

Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Man is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although everyone has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God and causes many problems in life.

The Church

The priesthood of all true believers in the Lord Jesus who are members of the one, eternal and universal church, which is the body of which Christ is the head. The church is commited by the command of Christ to proclaim the gospel throughout the whole world. Each local church is composed of professional believers and its autonomous in government. It has as its model the New Testament practise of a plurality of leaders equipped with appropriate spiritual gifts. There are two ordinances of the church, these being the baptism of believers by immersion on personal confession of faith in the Lord Jesus, and the rememberance of Him in the regular observance of the Lord's Supper, in obediance to His command.

Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must 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 life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved.