What We Believe

Mission

We are a family of believers in Jesus Christ committed to experiencing and sharing His love

To experience and share the love of Jesus Christ!

Core Values

Our core values are the deep truths about our church identity. They are the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work in the life of our church.  The values matter to us because they matter to Jesus, and have become markers of our identity. Our desire is not only to understand them as such but to inhabit these characteristics in our everyday lives.

tHE bIBLE

We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God and without error. The Bible is the authority on which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine. See 2 Timothy 3:16.

Trinity

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that God the Father is the Creator of the world and is actively involved in humanity.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of  God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.  We believe that the Holy Spirit is continuing the work of Jesus upon the earth.  See Matthew 28:19

salvation

We believe that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sin. We believe that salvation is only found by placing our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and is alive now. See Romans 5:1; 5:8-9.

Baptism

We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. See 1 Peter 3:21.

Prayer

We believe that every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus.  This happens through prayer and by reading God’s Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ. See Philippians 3:12-13.

DISCIPLESHIP

We believe in the call to make disciples in accordance with the Great Commission of Christ.  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” See Matthew 28:16-19″

holy Spirit

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin and God’s righteousness. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Evidence of the Holy Spirit is seen in the fruits of the Spirit.

communion

We believe in receiving Communion as an act of remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for us through dying on the cross. See 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

A Closer Look at the Scriptures

At CommPres we base all of our beliefs on the authority of Scripture. In every way, we strive to maintain Biblical standards of living and leadership. We believe that living life according to God’s Word is the way to an abundant, fulfilling life.

The Bible is God’s Word to all the people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is Truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4, 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

God has existed in relationship with himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19, 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11

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. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14Numbers 23:19Leviticus 11:44-4519:2Psalm 11:4-6Malachi 3:6John 3:164:245:2614:1Acts 17:28Romans 3:3-4

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. The Holy Spirit in the virgin, Mary, created Him. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. he defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

Isaiah 7:1453Matthew 1:18-233:178:2914:3316:1628:5-6Luke 1:27-3522:7024:46-47John 1:11410:3011:25-2717:1-5Acts 1:92:22-247:55-56Romans 1:3-43:23-268:1-310:41 Corinthians 8:62 Corinthians 5:19-21Gal 4:4-5Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:152:91 Timothy 2:5-63:16

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ.He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness and the coming judgement. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Evidence of the Holy Spirit is seen in the fruits of the Holy Spirit, speaking in unknown tongues, gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc.

Genesis 1:2Psalms 51:11139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3Joel 2:28-32Mark 1:10Luke 1:354:111:1312:12John 15:2616:7-14Acts 1:582:1-413:2Romans 8:9-1114-1626-27Galatians 5:22-231 Corinthians 3:1612:1-11Ephesians 1:13-142 Peter 1:21Revelation 22:17

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-1918:15-20Acts 2:41-475:11-1413:1-314:2316:520:281 Corinthians 7:179:13-1412Ephesians 1:22-232:19-223:10-125:22-32Colossians 1:183:151 Timothy 4:141 Peter 5:1-4Revelation 21:2-3

Humanity is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through His own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-302:718-223Psalms 8:3-632:1-551:5Isaiah 6:5Jeremiah 17:5Acts 17:26-31Romans 1:19-323:10-18235:66:67:14-251 Corinthians 1:21-3115:1921-22Ephesians 2Colossians 1:21-223:9-11

Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, he fell into sin. His only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ. Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. Through repentance we individually receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

Genesis 1:26-313:17Acts 2:383:19Romans 5:12-21

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift given through the grace of God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:1853:5-655:7Matthew 1:2127:22-6628:1-6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:123:16365:24Acts 2:214:1216:30-31Romans 1:16-183:23-255:8-106110:9-10; Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:16203:813Ephesians 2:8-10Philippians 2:12-13Hebrews 9:22-28Revelation 3:20

Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly. We believe that no monumental thing can be done without prayer preceding it and continuing through it.

Psalms 145:18Proverbs 15:29Matthew 7:11Luke 18:1Romans 8:26Philippians 4:6Colossians 4:21 Thessalonians 5:171 Timothy 2:8

Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation. God commands it, but our salvation is not reliant upon it. Baptism, symbolizes the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.

Matthew 28:19Acts 2:38

Communion (The Lord’s Supper) is a unique time when the elements of bread and juice express, in a spiritual way, the body and blood of Christ. Communion is taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

Matthew 26:26-28Mark 16:16Acts 8:128:36-3810:47-481 Corinthians 10:1611:23-25

We believe that, as part of Christ’s work of salvation, it is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life.

  1. Spiritual
    • John 3:3, 11: Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
  2. Mental & Emotional
    • Isaiah 26:3; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2
  3. Physical
    • Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
  4. Financial
    • Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Malachi 3:10

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His authority on earth. This will occur at a time undisclosed by scripture. So, we live everyday in expectation of Christ’s return.

Matthew 24:3026:63-64Acts 1:9-111 Thessalonians 4:15-172 Thessalonians 1:7-8Revelation 1:7

Humanity was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

Matthew 5:312206:2019:2125:3441Mark 9:43-48John 3:1636Romans 6:23Hebrews 9:2711:161 John 2:255:11-13Revelation 14:9-1120:12-1521:8