BELIEFS

CHURCH DOCTRINE

of Central Bible Church

I. We believe literally in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

 

II. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). Father: Ephesians 4:6; Son: Hebrews 1:8; Holy Spirit: John 14:16-17.

 

III. We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20-21; Luke 1:35-36; Hebrews 10:12; Philippians 2:5-8; John 14:8-12; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).

 

IV. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as our substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures, and all who receive Him by faith are justified on the basis of His shed blood (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:4-9; Romans 5:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Timothy 1:15).

 

V. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His bodily ascension into Heaven, and His present ministry as High Priest and Advocate for us (Hebrews 7:25, 9:24, 10:21; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 John 2:1; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Acts 1:9-11).

 

VI. We believe the Holy Spirit existed eternally with the Father and the Son; His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. During this present age He convicts men (John 16:8); regenerates the believing sinner (Titus 3:5); places believers into the body of Christ by His baptism (1 Corinthians 12:13); and indwells (1Corinthians 6:19); and seals (Ephesians 4:30); and fills (Ephesians 5:18) every believer. He guides (Romans 8:14), instructs (John 16:12- and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

 

VII. We believe angels were all originally created holy; but under the leadership of Satan, some angels now exist in a fallen state (Jude 6).

 

VIII. We believe that man is created in the image of God to be in fellowship with his Creator and to display the glory of God. However, the first man, Adam, and his wife, Eve, sinned when they broke God’s commandment. Man thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Consequently, all human beings are born with the sinful nature (Romans 3:23, 5:12; Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 51:5).

 

 

IX. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:12-15, 21:8; Acts 24:14-15; John 5:28-29; Luke 16:19-31).


X. We believe that believers in Christ are sanctified and set apart unto God for His service: A. At the moment a person trusts Christ for salvation (1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:11; Hebrews 10:10, 14). B. Daily by the reading of the Word and by the teaching of the Holy Spirit (Psalm 119:11; Ephesians 5:25-26; John 17:17; Galatians 5:16; Romans 8:4). C. Ultimately, upon the return of Christ, believers will experience glorification when the believer comes into the actual presence of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 John 3:2; 1 Peter 1:4-6; Jude 24-25).


XI. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, which is His Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:1-16; Colossians 1:15-18; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27).


XII. We believe water baptism and the Lord’s Table are the two main ordinances of the church and are for all born-again believers: A. The ordinance of baptism is for those who have personally accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. Baptism is an outward manifestation and testimony of the spiritual change which occurred in the believer’s life when he accepted Jesus Christ as His personal Savior. Our mode of baptism is immersion because it more closely typifies the believer’s relationship with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection; and, it is the mode of baptism modeled in the New Testament (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-38). B. The Lord’s Table will be observed regularly. It is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and is open to all Christians who are walking in fellowship with the

Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 11:17-34).


XIII. We believe in the imminent, personal, and pretribulational return of Christ to rapture out His Church (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10, 4:14-18, 5:9) and the premillennial return of Christ to the earth with His Church to redeem Israel (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3).

CORE VALUES

We are Surrendered to God’s Word

 

We are Strengthened in Biblical Community

 

We are Overwhelmed by God’s Glory

We are Transformed for Missional Discipleship

 

We are Committed to Human Dignity

 

We are Compelled by Gospel Generosity

OUR SPIRITUAL PATHWAY

at Central Bible Church

The Bible describes our life as a spiritual journey in which we “walk” in faith along a “path” that God has set for us. Jeremiah 6:16 announces, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, an walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’” Our commitment is to help people faithfully walk the path God has set for them.

The first step in the spiritual life is to put your trust in Jesus Christ and receive salvation through his death and resurrection. When this occurs, we then BELONG to Christ. Though our salvation is personal, God calls us to experience it with others through rich relationships. This is what is means to BELONG to Community. Along the way, we encourage people to BELONG to our church through membership.

We BECOME more like Jesus through spiritual transformation. At Central Bible Church, we provide intentional discipleship to help people grow in knowledge, biblical vision, character and skills.

Those who are changed by God join him in his mission of bringing change to the world. This change occurs through the ministry of the gospel. We love helping people go BEYOND in their church, into their neighborhoods and their world with the message and ministry of Christ.  

 

WAYS TO GO BEYOND:

Ministry Volunteer | Compassion Project Easter Outreach Service |  Mission Trip 

Personal Evangelism | Support Missionary

Invite someone to church with you 


30 CORE COMPETENCIES

The 30 Core Competencies is a spiritual formation theology based around 10 Core Beliefs, 10 Core Practices, and 10 Core Virtues. Focusing on these beliefs, practices and virtues helps us to fulfill the biblical mandate to love God and love our neighbor. "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" – Luke 10:27

CENTRAL BELIEFS

Authority of the Bible
Church
Eternity
The Holy Spirit
Humanity
Identity in Christ
Jesus Christ
Life Purpose
Personal God
Salvation By Grace

CENTRAL VIRTUES

Gentleness
Grace
Faithfulness
Hope
Joy
Love
Peace
Self-Control
Humility
Patience
Kindness/Goodness

CENTRAL PRACTICES

Bible Study
Biblical Community
Compassion
Evangelism
Disciple-Making
Generosity
Prayer
Single-Mindedness
Spiritual Gifts
Worship