What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

Following are the core beliefs of Christian City Fellowship 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 Wrote a Book

The Bible is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It's the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and leads us in all aspects of daily living.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:2

The Godhead

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existant "I AM, — as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 14:16

God Is Good, God Is Great

God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises. God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist.
Exodus 34:6-7; Isaiah 64:8; 1 John 3:1; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 32:17; Psalm 147:5; 1 John 3:20; Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:24; Leviticus 19:1-2; 1 Samuel 2:2; Revelation 4:8; Matthew 28:20; Acts 17:28

Jesus Christ: Son of God, Son of Man

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Jesus was fully God and became fully man and walked among us. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life so He could be a substitution for us, removing every hindrance that separated us from life in God. Christ died on the cross, was buried and was resurrected on the third day, is now seated at God's right hand with all rule and authority, and He will personally come again.
Isaiah 7:14, 53; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-23; Colossians 1:16-17;  1 John 1:1-2; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Ephesians 1:19-20; Acts 1:9, 11; Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3

The Presence and the Power of God

Everything Jesus did, He did in full dependence on the person of Holy Spirit. He encourages all those who would follow Him to live in that same dependence. Holy Spirit leads us into all truth; glorifies Christ; brings all things to our remembrance; comforts; convicts of sin and righteousness; and is the full might, power, and ability to live as Christ.
Mark 16:20; Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:42-43; Acts 4:8; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Hebrews 12:28

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts, and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the experience of the new birth. With the baptism in the Holy Spirit comes such experiences as: an overflowing fullness of the Spirit; a deepened reverence for God; an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work; and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost.
Mark 16:20; Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:42-43; Acts 4:8; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Hebrews 12:28

God's Design for Community

The Church is HIS body in the earth and the only thing He is building. It is made up of all believers and exists to fulfill Christ's mission: to bring every human being to life in Christ and healing and justice to human society — all to the glory of God.
Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:23; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12; Psalms 112:9; Galatians 2:10; Galatians 6:10; James 1:27