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Statement of Faith

The leadership of this co-op believes the local church is important and plays a vital role in our spiritual walk with God. The foundational beliefs of this co-op come into agreement with the church that houses us:

This will be considered and be the lens to guide discussions that may happen in class.

The Eternal Godhead

We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 13:14

The Holy Scriptures

We believe that the Bible is God-inspired.

2 Timothy 3:16, 17

The Plan of Salvation and Salvation through Grace

We believe that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him.

John 3:16 Romans 5:8

We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross; salvation is God’s gift to us.

Ephesians 2:8

Daily Christians Life

We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith.

Hebrews 6:1

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work. We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of bread and the fruit of the vine.

Matthew 28:19 Romans 6:4 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

The Spirit-filled Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:30-32

The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Galatians 5:22-25

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Titus 2:11-13

Civil Government

We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God.

Romans 13:1-5

The Final Judgment

We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death.

Revelation 20:11-15 Hebrews 9:27 2 Corinthians 5:10

Evangelism

We believe that the church’s primary responsibility is taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples.

Mark 16:15 Matthew 28:19-20

 

For a more detailed statement of faith please see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dm9z17d8vmr915c/Declaration_of_Faith.pdf?dl=0

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