WHAT WE BELIEVE

God

 

We believe in a personal God, creator of heaven and earth, who has revealed Himself as one God existing as 3 persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; each distinct yet of one essence.

 

 

Son

 

We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again, ascended to the Father, and will return in power and glory according to the Scriptures.

 

 

Holy Spirit

 

We believe God as the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and unrighteousness, works in the life of each believer to produce godly character and demonstrates Himself in the life of the church through the use of all the biblical gifts of the Spirit given to each believer to carry out the mission of the kingdom of God.

 

 

Salvation of Man

 

We believe man was originally created in the image of God. Through disobedience and selfishness, he experienced both physical and spiritual death. The death of Jesus Christ was the final and complete sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Him. All who repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord are born again and regenerated by the Holy Spirit as children of God.

 

 

The Bible

 

We believe in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God. It is truth provided for the believer as a tool to know God’s heart and way.

 

 

The Church

 

We believe that those who have placed their faith in Christ are knit together in one body, the Church. To remain healthy, the body’s members must work together, with each part contributing to each other’s growth and maturity. Since the Church represents Jesus Christ to the world, God works through the Church to reconcile humanity to Himself and be His demonstration of love to the world He came to save.

 

 

Marriage

 

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.

 

We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.

 

We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.

 

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

 

Our Gatherings

 

We believe worship looks different for everyone. There is freedom to raise your hands, sit, kneel, and express your love to God in a variety of ways.

 

We believe communion is an opportunity for personal reflection as we remember Jesus’s death on the cross for us. We take communion monthly as a family but it is always available individually in the back of the auditorium.

 

We believe water baptism is an outward expression of an inward change that has occurred in the life of the Christ follower. We offer opportunities to be baptized regularly throughout the year.

 

We believe the gifts of the Spirit are for the church today and are a great addition to our gatherings when presented in an orderly manner. During weekend services, pastors are available in the front row to assist you in the discernment of the use of the gifts.

 

 

 

This Statement of Beliefs does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. 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 Pure Heart Church's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Sr. Staff is Pure Heart Christian Church's final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.