Statement of Faith


About The Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible, including both the Old and the New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2
Peter 1:21)

About God
We believe that there is one and only one, living and true God. He is the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and Earth. God has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are three Persons and yet one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 8:6)

About Jesus
Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. He is Himself very God. He took upon Himself our nature. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary. He died upon the cross as a substitute for the sin of the world. He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified. He ascended into heaven in that body glorified. He
stands with us as our High Priest in heaven. He will come again personally and visibly to set up His Kingdom and to judge the living and the dead. (Colossians 1:15; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 4:14-16; Revelation 11:15-17; 20:4-6, 11-15)

About Salvation
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin. In that sense, he is lost. This is
true of all men. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ who bore our sins in His own
body on the cross. He gave His life in exchange for each of ours. By trying to outweigh
our sin with good works, we reject the free gift of salvation. Trust in Christ’s perfect work is the only solution. (Romans 3:10, 23; John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Thessalonians

About People
We believe that all human life is created by God in His image and therefore of immeasurable worth, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged. We believe God’s creation of each person as a male or female reflects the image and nature of God. We believe each person must be treated equally by all.
Therefore “racism” is the result of a sinful human heart. Cultural ethnicities that properly reflect diversity deserve respect. Hence, because our identity is found in Christ, we believe in Bible-centered unity and diversity. (Romans 2:11, John 13:34)
We affirm that human life should be valued and believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be rejected and are not in accord with Scripture or the CHC Code of Conduct. (Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 28:19,
Mark 12:28-31, Luke 6:31)

About the Church
The Church is a gathering of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body. Its
mission is to reach the world with the gospel of Christ, gather with the saints and grow
in the Word. (Matthew 28: 19-20; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4)

About the Family
We believe that marriage is a union between Man and Woman. It is understood for all members that scriptural marriage is between one man and one woman as God designed and ordered (Gen.2; 1Cor. 7). All other marriage definitions are outside
Biblical boundaries.