Church Vision Statement
Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) exists to Honor God and reach the lost. Through Love, we desire to help you discover the fullness of Jesus Christ and the Awesome plan He has for you.
We are an independent interdenominational church who believe in allowing the Holy Spirit of God to lead, guide, and direct us all to do His most precious will.
Our motto is “A church after God’s own heart.”
We believe in allowing all people who choose to worship with us to have the freedom to worship God as His Spirit leads them
(the following was taken from the Constitution and Bylaws of Christian Fellowship Church)
ARTICLE III: DECLARATION OF FAITH, DOCTRINES, AND PRACTICES
Section I: THE SCRIPTURES
“We believe that the Holy Scriptures was written by men who were divinely inspired of the Holy Spirit, having God therefore as its author. Salvation as its end and truth for its matter. We will use no translation of the Bible that leaves out either the significance of the shed blood of Jesus Christ or the Baptism of the Holy Ghost”.
Section II: THE TRUE GOD
“We believe in one true and living God: CREATOR, LORD, AND SAVIOUR IN THE UNITY OF THE GODHEAD there are three persons equal in divine perfection, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work redemption; namely THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST”.
Section III: THE FALL OF MAN
“We believe that man was created in the image of God, and that by voluntary transgression fell from a state of holiness. The consequence being that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, not sinners now by constraint, but by choice. By nature man is utterly void of that standard of righteousness required by the divine nature of God; therefore, is under just condemnation of eternal separation from God without excuse or defense. Man’s hope lies exclusively in the grace of God”.
(Ref: Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23, John 3:3, Romans 3:10-18, Ephesians 2:8-9)
Section IV: REPENTANCEAND FAITH
“We believe that repentance and faith are imperative for experience of the New Birth. The Holy Spirit brings man to the place where he is enabled to have repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ”.
(Ref: Acts 20:21)
Section V: SALVATION
“We believe salvation is of the Lord, and is wholly of grace. The way of salvation is Jesus Christ, virgin born son of God, who made full atonement for our sins, by shedding his precious blood on the cross of Calvary, and by his bodily resurrection out from among the dead. We believe that God has elected that all men be saved, not willing that any should perish. We are saved by grace through faith. Salvation embraces the whole man; soul, spirit, and body and God will finally bring into completion that which He hath begun in us.”
(Ref: 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Timothy 1:12, Romans 8:22-23)
Section VI: JUSTIFICATION
“We believe that justification is an act of God in which He pardons the sinners, declaring that individual righteousness in his standing with God, forever enjoying the fruit of justification which is “Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”:. This blessing is not received through a human endeavor, but solely on the basis of the sinners faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ out from among the dead”.
(Ref: Romans 4:25, Romans 5:1, Galations 3:11-14, Romans 8:2-3)
Section VII: SANCTIFICATION
“We believe the experience of sanctification is emotion, intellectual, and scriptural. The word itself simply means “to set apart”. The extent of sanctification is the responsibility of the believer as he/she chooses to “hide the word of God in their heart that they might not sin against God”. Sanctification is through the spirit and the word”.
(Ref: Psalms 119:11, John 17:17)
Section VIII: BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST
“We believe it is a gift of God as promised in John 14:16. You do not have to experience “the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues” to go to heaven. This baptism is an individual freedom of choice for christians who wish to seek it”.
Section IX: ORDINANCES
We believe in the New Testament ordinances of Water Baptism and Communion.
1. The ordinance of water baptism is by immersion in water, as we do not recognize sprinkling, pouring, or christening as New Testament water baptism. This ordinance does not save nor assist in saving the sinner, but it is an act of obedience on the repentant sinner’s part as he follows our Lord’s command. Ordained ministers are to perform this ordinance only after a person has given genuine evidence of a born again experience with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ref: Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:35-38, Acts 10:44-48, 1 Peter 3:21-22)
2. The ordinance of communion is to commemorate our Lord’s death and return. All believers are invited to participate only after “soul searching and self-judgment” lest he be guilty of “partaking in an unworthily manner”. The elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, have no spiritual life within themselves but they are simply symbolic.
Section X: THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST
“We believe in the personal, bodily, physical, and glorious return of our Lord. His return shall be the result of His own promise, and shall be in like manner as His departure from his disciples. We do not know the hour of His return, but the hope of His return causes the believer to purify himself lest he be ashamed at his Lord’s return. We believe:
1. The Lord Jesus shall come “for His saints”.
2. The Lord Jesus shall come “with His saints”.
(Ref: John 14:1-6, Act 1:9-11, Matthew 24:36, 1 John 3:2-3, 1 John 2:28, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 19:11-16)
Section XI: DIVINE HEALING
Healing is for physical sicknesses and mental sicknesses of the human body, performed by the power of God, through prayer of faith (Mark 16-18). Divine healing is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every Christian (James 14:15).