Our Values

Christian Fellowship values family. We put resources into our children and youth. We appreciate the legacy our senior citizens have handed us. We support everyone who makes up this wonderful family – youngest to oldest; married or single. Christian Fellowship values the presence of God. Our Sunday services are intentionally planned to lead people into the presence of the living God. Christian Fellowship values Kingdom ministry. The most important thing is not our church, therefore we desire to reach across denominational line and racial lines to build the greater Church. Christian Fellowship values our community. We reach out to our neighborhood, our schools, first responders, local food banks, and many other similar programs.

OUR BELIEFS

This church accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice; and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the following statements of fundamental truths. This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Church doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, our Elder Board is the church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.


The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I Am”, and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10; Matthew 28:19

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21.

  • Conditions to Salvation

    The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15

  • The Evidences of Salvation

    The inward evidence, to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:10; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes”. John 6:48, 51, 53-57; Luke 22:19-20; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26

All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1-31) This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9

The full consummation of the baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, or the manifestation of one of the other Spiritual gifts, as listed in Scripture and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. Acts 1:8; 2:4, 42-43; 10:44-46; 19:2, 6; Romans 8:26; Jude 20; I Corinthians 12:7-10.

The Scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am Holy”. Progressive sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word. Hebrews 12-14; I Peter 1:15, 16; I Thessalonians 5:23, 24; I John 2:6; Romans 8:3, 4

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: (1) the evangelization of the world, and (2) the edifying of the Body of Christ. Mark 16:15, 20; Ephesians 4:11-13

Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church. I Thessalonians 4:16, 18; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 15: 51, 52

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from Heaven, the salvation of the nation of Israel and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the scriptural promise and the world’s hope. 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-7; Romans 11:25, 27

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15

“…we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other.

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ and to provide a Biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serves as volunteers, shall abide by and agree to this statement on marriage and conduct themselves accordingly.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

We 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 repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church. Genesis 2:23-24; Ephesians 5:32-33