The Connect Church

Our Beliefs

 

The Bible

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 Trinity

We believe that there is one God, eternally present in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26
Matthew 3:16-17
John 14:1-4

 

The Father

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin is lost and powerless to save himself.
Genesis 1:26
Genesis 2:16-17
Romans 6:23

The Son

We believe the only hope for man is to believe on Jesus Christ, the virgin born Son of God, fully God, fully man. Through faith in Christ's life, death and resurrection, humanity is redeemed.
Romans 10:9-10, 13
John 3:16
Ephesians 2:1-10

 

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.
Luke 11:13
Acts 1:8
Acts 2:1-4
Acts 8:17
Acts 10:44-46
Acts 19:6
Galatians 5:22-23
1 Corinthians 12

The Church

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.
Matthew 28:1-20
Colossians 1:18
Ephesians 2:19-22

 

Eternity

We believe that eternal life in heaven is the reward of all who believe and receive Christ as their Lord.
John 3:16-18
John 14:1-4

Salvation

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.
Ephesians 2:8-10

 

The Gifts

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.
Ephesians 4:11-13
1 Corinthians 12:12-30
Romans 12:3-8

Miracles

We believe that divine healing; physical, emotional, relational and spiritual is included in the atonement of Christ. The supernatural working of God makes this wholeness available to all through this atonement.
Isaiah 53:4
Matthew 8:17
1 Peter 2:24-25

 

The Sacraments

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.
Acts 2:38
Matthew 26:26-30

The Return of Jesus

We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the consummation of the Kingdom of God and the restitution of all things spoken by the mouth of all the prophets since the world began.
Matthew 24:42-44
Acts 1:11
Acts 3:19-20
Revelation 11:15


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.

 
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The Connect Church

Our Core Values

Everything that is alive receives its direction for growth from its DNA.  It is this DNA existing within its core that shapes every aspect of life.  This same principle is true of our church as well.  Our Core Values are the DNA that shapes our direction, culture, and vision. Vision tells us where we are going, our Culture tells us how we are going to do it, but our Core Values tell us why we are doing what we are doing at Connect. These 5 Core Values are at the heart of everything we do here at Connect Church:

 
 

Engage in Community

Engaging our community with the grace and love of God.

Established on Christ Alone

Establishing ourselves on Christ alone.

Equip to Serve

Equipping people to serve the King by joining Him at His work.

 

Empower To Disciple

Empowering every believer to be the Church by making disciples.

Expand The Kingdom

Expanding the kingdom of God through planting local campuses.