Christ Way Community Church is a Christian church.
We follow Jesus-the Son of God, we teach from the Bible, and worship God in all His facets. Our mission is to reach everyone who does not know God and assist those who know Him into an even more intimate relationship; we believe in engaging culture, by learning its language, identifying its customs, and by doing so we will cultivate a ministry to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
TRINITY – GOD: THREE IN ONE
We believe in one Triune God, who has existed as three persons for all eternity. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Even though each part of the trinity serves different roles, they eternally possess equal power and authority.
GOD THE FATHER – HE IS LOVING AND MERCIFUL
We believe God is all knowing, never changing, the Holy One of Israel, creator, sustainer and ruler of the universe. He is our Father, worthy for our total trust, and submission. He is compassionate, just, and faithful to His people.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22, 18:25; Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; Psalms 11:4-6; 90:2, 89:14; Matthew 28:19; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14 I John 4:8)
GOD THE SON – JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. He is completely human and at the same time completely God. Jesus is our Savior. Jesus lived a life without sin and gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead three days later, defeating death, so that we might have life. He ascended to Heaven and will return someday to Earth to reign as King.
(Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
GOD – THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18; Revelation 22:17)
THE BIBLE – GOD
The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It was inspired by God and is the truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to all people.
MAN – GOD
Man is made in the image of God and is the object of His creation. Every human is created unique and is worthy of Christian love. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated through disobedience. Because of this, man cannot acquire a right relationship with God through his own effort.
SALVATION – THE ONLY WAY
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sins. 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. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Romans 5:1; 10:9-10; Revelation 3:20)
THE CHURCH – DESIGNED FOR COMMUNITY
The church is the local community of believers, who worship together and are unified through their faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Jesus and strives to live by His commands, seeking to spread the gospel to the world. The Church strives to work together in love and unity for the purpose of glorifying God.
(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)
IN ADDITION TO THE ESSENTIAL BELIEFS
In Non-Essential Beliefs, we have liberty. Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. In All our Beliefs, we show charity. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.