WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?


Understanding what we believe together as a church is a crucial aspect of our walk with God. Let’s a take a close look at some of the most important beliefs that CCF has as a church.



CORE VALUES

Every church has its own set of values. Part of what unites CCF is our common set of values that help guide us with our priorities in our walk with God.

Grow in LOVE

  • Love God, Love Others
  • Obey God’s Word
  • Volunteer
  • Engage the Family

THE DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS
dgroups

Our structure and strategy centers around the D12, which stands for “Disciples of 12”. This is based on Jesus’ model of discipleship, and we use it to pursue and accomplish our mission and vision from God.

How do we implement the D12 Strategy?

  • Believe – We build relationships and help people know JESUS as Lord and Savior.
  • Grow – We nurture believers to Christ-like maturity as members of a Dgroup.
  • Mentor – We train people to lead their own Dgroups.
  • Multiply – We mentor and empower Dgroup leaders to multiply their Dgroup.

OUR MISSION

To make Christ-committed followers who will make Christ-committed followers as we have been commanded.

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19-20


OUR VISION

Our vision is to see a movement of millions committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ meeting in small groups and transforming lives, families, communities and nations, for the glory of God


Statement of Faith

God

We believe that there is only one sovereign God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the independent Creator of the heavens and the universe; He is all-knowing, all-powerful, just, loving, completely truthful, and holy.

Cf. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Isaiah 6:3; Titus 1:2; John 3:16; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible (66 books: 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books) is the Word of God — supernaturally inspired, inerrant, and infallible. It is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct. We also affirm its sufficiency, clarity, and necessity for genuine Christian living.

Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119:105; Psalms 19:7-11; Proverbs 30:5.

Salvation

We believe that salvation – with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature and eternal life – is a free gift from God. This gift is received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be his only Savior and Lord. It is given by God’s grace and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership or any other means.

Cf. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1.

Baptism

We believe that water baptism by immersion is an act of obedience to Christ’s command. It is a public confession of our personal faith in Jesus Christ. As Christ died for our sins, we were raised from death; we walk in newness of life with Him.

Cf. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3-4.

Every Christian’s Mission

We believe that it is God’s will and command for every Christian to be actively engaged in telling others how to establish a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and in discipling those who respond to the good news of salvation.

Cf. 2 Timothy 1:7-8, 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20; Matthew 28:19-20.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all divine attributes. He indwells all believers and baptizes them at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls all true believers and empowers them to live the Christian life in response to their obedience, confession of sins, and submission to Him.

Cf. Romans 8:9-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.

Good Works

We believe that good works are not the means to salvation but the expected byproduct in the life of a true believer in Christ. The evidence of true salvation and true faith is repentance, good works, and changed lives. It is every believer’s responsibility to pursue a life of good works through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Cf. Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 6:9-10; Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 6:18.