WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?


Understanding what we believe together as a church is a crucial aspect of our walk with God. Let’s 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.

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

THE DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS

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?

  • EngageReach out with God’s love to family, friends, colleagues, and others who do not know Jesus yet.
  • EvangelizeShare the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly in the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving the results to God.
  • EquipDisciple people towards spiritual maturity, resulting in spiritual multiplication.
  • EmpowerChallenge them to spiritually multiply generation after generation of Christ-committed followers.

OUR MISSION

To honor God and make Christ-committed followers who will make Christ-committed followers.

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 of 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

About the Bible

We believe that the Bible, composed of 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books, is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired, inerrant in its original form, infallible, so that it is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, doctrine and conduct.

About God

We believe that there is only one GOD eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and Man, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified and He died to pay the penalty of death for our sins. By His shed blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin once and for all time and was raised from the dead on the third day. Later He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe He is coming again to the Earth bodily and visibly to set up His Kingdom.

About the Holy Spirit

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

About Salvation

We believe that Salvation, with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature, and eternal life, is a free gift from God received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. Salvation is given by God’s grace and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership or any other means. (Ephesians 2: 8-9)

About Good Works

We believe that good works are not the means of salvation but are the expected product in the life of a true believer in Christ. It is every believer’s responsibility to pursue a life of good works through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

About 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 this good news of salvation pursuant to Matthew 28: 18-20.

About 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. (Matthew 28:19).

About the Church

The universal church is composed of all true believers who have trusted in Christ as their Lord and Savior and are committed to follow Him. The local church is composed of believers in a specific locality who have chosen to abide by that local church’s Mission, Vision, Core Values and Statements of Faith.

About Marriage

We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4)

Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, The Foundation will only recognize and solemnize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman who are committed to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

About Gender

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as biologically male or biologically female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

About the Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death.

This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. We believe that 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. Questions regarding our position as a congregation about doctrinal issues and church policies are resolved by the CCF Board of Elders, which has final authority and oversight of the CCF Movement.