WHAT WE BELIEVE
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the Word of God. It is the creation of God (2Timothy 3:16; 2Peter 1:20-21). It is the objective truth of God and consequently inerrant and infallible. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
There is one true and living God who eternally exists in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in power and essence deserving worship and obedience.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity. He is God-incarnate to reveal God and redeem man (John 1:1, 14)
We believe in the total depravity of man through the Fall. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Salvation from sin and death (eternal punishment in hell) is only received as a gift through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1Peter 1:18-19). Salvation is the effect of regeneration by the Spirit and the Word, not by works but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
The church (the body of Christ) is comprised of baptized believers assembling together for corporate worship of God, service, and fellowship (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25)
Our vision for Community of the Word is to become a healthy church that is characterized by both qualitative and quantitative growth. By God’s grace, we envision her to grow as a strong community of faith with servant-members, who will reach the world for Christ by communicating the gospel truth visually through the transformed lives of each member, and verbally through the clear and honest presentation of the Word of God, leading more people to become more like Christ.
Our purpose is to glorify God by leading men and women to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; and then bringing them up into maturity by caring for them, nurturing them in the Word of God, strengthening their fellowship with Christ and with one another and help them grow in faith and love.