beliefs

We recognize that beliefs matter.

Beliefs may motivate one person to support a political candidate, another to drive a hybrid, a third to be a vegetarian.

In a culture with so many diverse beliefs, our church has affirmed a basic set of beliefs which we share in common.

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While not everyone who considers CBC their spiritual family may agree on every point, we all accept these as the working beliefs of our community. We believe they are a good summary of what Christians have historically believed and what the Christian Scriptures teach.

Here is a summary of many of our key beliefs:

Personal God - We believe God is involved in and cares about our daily lives and our world.
Humanity - We believe every human being is valuable because s/he is loved by God and reflects His image.
Sin - We believe the core problem of this broken world is that we have all turned from God and need God to save us.
Trinity - We believe the God of the Bible is the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ - We believe Jesus Christ is the only one who can lead us into a loving relationship with God and that Jesus alone deserves our full allegiance.
Grace - We believe nothing we can do or have done can earn our salvation, but rather it is a free gift through faith in Jesus Christ.
God's story (Scripture) - We believe the Bible is God's word and has decisive authority over what we believe and how we live.
Holy Spirit - We believe God is personally with us today through the Holy Spirit to help us grow, change, and serve.
Christian community - We believe every Christian is meant to be part of a community seeking to know God, grow together, and show Christ.
Future Hope - We believe there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus Christ is returning to judge the earth and to establish His eternal kingdom.

(adapted in part from Randy Frazee, The Connecting Church, © 2001)