- Connect people to Jesus
- Connect people to people
- Connect with our community
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your gooddeeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 Why We Exist:The Connect Church exist to connect people to Jesus by loving them like Jesus. “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you,you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35 Core Beliefs:The following are the core beliefs of The Connect Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible.All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines. God:God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son,and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14 Jesus:Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himselfas the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrateHis power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kingsand Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-15; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4;Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13 The Holy Spirit:The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of theirneed for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. This immersion into Spirit-led livingprovides the Christian with the power to live a fruitful, victorious life, understanding of spiritual truth, and boldness insharing the good news with others. He also gives us spiritual gifts. As Christians, we seek to live under His daily control. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25;Ephesians 5:18 The Bible:The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It isthe supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5 Salvation:Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins themoment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1 Church:We believe in the world-wide body of Christ. It is comprised of all believers who have been vitally united. We also believethat God has called believers to be part of a local church family. Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24 Eternity:People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 12:25; 14:2-3; 17:3; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15