Dr. Earl C. Johnson
Your New Community
§ What we believe about the Scriptures
“We believe the Scriptures are the divinely inspired and written Word of God and serves to reveal to all the nature and truth of God. It also provides the standards and principles that God has established for all to live by. (2 Timothy 3:16 & Psalm 119:105)
§ What we believe about God
We believe that there is only one true and living God who is self-existent and eternal. He is the creator of all things. God has revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity), with each person having a distinct attribute, but is of the same essence, nature, being and perfection. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:6)
§ What we believe about Jesus Christ
We believe about Jesus Christ is the only unique son of God, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified on a cross for the forgiveness of our sins, raised on the third day from the grave and now is in heaven serving as and intercessor on our behalf with the Father. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-18; John 3:16-18; John 20:1-20; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 4:14-15; Hebrews 12:2)
§ What we believe about the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the revealed Trinity of God. It is the function of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, call persons to salvation in Christ, indwell each Christian believer, teach all truth, bestow spiritual gifts for service, and seals the believer in salvation forever. (Genesis 1:2; John 16:7-14; Romans 8:9-11; 14-16; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 12:3-11)
§ What we believe about Salvation
We believe that all who repent of sin and receive by faith Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, become the children of God and have the gift of eternal life with Him. Jesus Christ is the one and only means of salvation. Salvation is a gift that is offered freely to everyone, who in faith believes and it does not come by any human effort. (Luke 1:68-69; Acts 2:21, 38; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-10,13; Ephesians 2:8-22)
The purpose of this church is to glorify God by making disciples of all nations. Any person is qualified for full membership in Christ Community Church upon his or her profession of saving faith in Jesus Christ, his or her identification with Christ and His Church through believer’s baptism, and upon completion of a membership class outlining the purpose, philosophy and ministry of the church. Membership is removed upon request of the member, on behalf of the member by a church of like faith, by death, or by church discipline (Matt. 18; I Cor. 5:1-13). Furthermore, the purposes of Christ Community Church are as followers:
1. Worship – “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).
2. Prayer – “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”(Ephesians 6:18).
3. Evangelism – “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has comes upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
4. Discipleship – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
5. Ministry – “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)
6. Fellowship – “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)
Christ Community Church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ has the following mission:
- Worship and praise God
- Proclaim the gospel to everyone
- Lead people to Christ through systematic witnessing and sharing our faith at home and abroad
- Train and nurture each disciple as mandated by Christ in Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 2:41-42
- Be loving, just, kind, and forgiving, always encouraging each other to be more like Christ
- Seek to be a servant Church as Christ was a Servant Lord
- Appreciate God, ourselves, and others, always remembering that God made us all in His image and after His likeness
Church Motto and Goal
Motto: “Built on the Teachings, Ministry, and Promises of Christ”
Goal: “Building Faith, Family, Fellowship and Friendship”