What We Believe

Statement of Faith

Christ the Word Church proclaims the Apostles Creed as our statement of faith. This creed dates back to the fourth century (390/Ambrose) when Christian men came together and composed this formative and definitive statement. The Apostles Creed has stood the test of time as a standard of what Christians from every stream of the Body of Christ believe.

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

OUR MISSION
reaching and raising generations for Christ, and teaching them His Word.
REACHING

Every Christian is charged with the mission of reaching those around them with the glorious, life-changing message of the Gospel. As a church, we are called to announce, both in word and deed, the message that Jesus is the Savior of sinners, and that He is Lord of all. This happens through planting churches, training up pastors, global missions and local outreach.

At Christ the Word Church, we are committed to training pastors and planting local churches. As the Lord sends us pastors, planters and students, our desire is to equip them as shepherds and then to send them out to reap a harvest (Matthew 9:37).

RAISING

As a church, we recognize that we live in a culture that is characterized by broken homes and fractured families. It is in this context that God’s promise in the last chapter of Malachi is especially beautiful. God declares that, “He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers…” (Malachi 4:6). At Christ the Word Church, we recognize that Christ’s church should grow generationally, we affirm that children are a gift from the Lord, and we seek to lay hold of the promise found in Malachi by teaching and supporting the biblical understanding of fatherhood, motherhood, and childrearing.

GENERATIONS

God works generationally. Christian discipleship is a lifelong journey of being conformed more and more to reflect Jesus. Christ the Word Church is committed to each generation at every stage of life, from exploring Bible stories with children to calling young adults to embrace Christian faith and make it their own to discussing God’s faithfulness with grandparents.

Our desire is to see multiple generations worshiping God together.

TEACHING

We believe in the power and authority of Scripture. God’s Word is absolutely true and it applies to us in the twenty-first century just as it did to those living in the time of Christ. It is different from every other book because it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12). In other words, it changes our lives. This is why we want to teach Scripture to each person who comes through our doors.

We named our church Christ the Word not because we wanted a trendy name, but because we wanted to plainly proclaim that Jesus and His Word cannot be separated. As we seek to advance the cause of Christ, we trust that we will not endeavor to do so in our own power, but rather by standing on the power of Scripture.

WORSHIP

When we gather together, we desire to worship God exuberantly with our minds, affections and bodies. At the heart of true worship lies an encounter with the King of Glory. True worship not only glorifies God, it enriches our lives. For this reason, worship can never be casual. Nowhere in life do we draw nearer to the flame of God’s eternal character than we do in worship, thus worship is characterized by glory, honor, and blessing, yet danger and wrath are also present when worship falls short of the standards established in God’s Word. In our worship, we strive to be true to all the standards and themes found in Scripture.

We also try to engage in worship in a style that is consistent with the rest of our lives—not stepping back into some former place and time. We sing both old and new songs as well as Psalms (the hymnbook of Scripture). We also are committed to writing new, original songs.