The Connect Church
We believe the Holy Bible is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative source of Christian faith and practice. The Bible is the Supreme revelation from God, superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to reason.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells in all believers, and through the baptism of the Holy Spirit believers are empowered for Christian service and gifted for this service. Any manifestation of a spiritual gift is evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit also enables believers to live a Christ-like life exhibiting Godly character.
1 Corinthians 12
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, both universal and local, and is composed of individuals who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Christ Jesus is the Head and Lord of the Church. The mission on the Church is worship, evangelism, discipleship and the nurturing and care of one another.
We believe that salvation is by faith and through grace alone. No amount of good works will produce justification before God. We further believe that the manifestation of faith and grace is a holy life expressed through righteous works.
We believe in the calling and gifting of various ministries of the Church, including but not limited to apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers and deacons. We believe that the Church has responsibility for recognizing, equipping and commissioning these various ministries for the edification of the Body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12-30
We believe in two sacraments of the Church; The Sacrament of Water Baptism - Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation, commanded by God but our salvation is not reliant upon it. We practice full immersion baptism, symbolizing our participation in Christ’s death and resurrection. The Sacrament of Holy Communion – Communion allows us to participate in the command of Jesus to do this in remembrance of Him. This act connects us with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our wrath and sins.
These Articles of Faith do not represent the final authoritative word on Bible doctrine or Christian Theology. They reflect the basic tenets of historical, evangelical Christianity.