We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
2. The Bible
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
3. The Human Condition
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
4. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus-Israel’s promised Messiah-was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
5. The Work Of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
6. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
7. The Church
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
8. Christian Living
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
9. Christ’s Return
We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
10. Response and Eternal Destiny
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.
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Cherry Creek Community Church is dedicated to Bible-centered Preaching and Teaching. It is of up most importance that we always preach and teach the true Word of God and be prepared to do so anytime and anywhere. We believe the value of Bible-centered preaching and teaching incorporates a strong sense of responsibility and accountability. As a church, we have a duty to not only preach the Word but to live by it in every aspect of our lives, so that those around us can see the joy and wonders of living for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Our Church is dedicated to the growth of Loving and Caring Relationships within individual families as well as with the church family and our surrounding community.As followers of Jesus Christ, we take Passionate Evangelism seriously and desire to fulfill our role in the great commission. People matter to God so they matter to us. Totally committed followers of Christ do the work of evangelism. This incorporates the concepts of relational evangelism and evangelism as a process. We are intentional in cultivating relationships with those who do not know Jesus, we desire to plant seeds of truth and we seek to reap a harvest for Christ.
We are a church of Authentic Believers that are dedicated to honoring and glorifying Jesus Christ in all areas of daily living. Love, integrity and honesty are essential for authenticity. This value will manifest itself as we offer genuine care for others that in turn, invites others to come and grow.
As a church that focuses on Meaningful Worship, we believe that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. We believe that man’s greatest needs are met and found in right relationship with God. We praise Him for who He is and what He has done, thus bringing about our good and His honor. Worship is a lifestyle, not restricted to church services. We worship God for the grace of His Son Jesus Christ, for revealing His Truth and for glorifying Himself in us.
In our desire to be Outreach Sensitive we will strive to have a non-intimidating environment that emphasizes the love of Jesus Christ in a culturally relevant style and setting. We desire to be able to welcome and invite people to a non-threatening, caring and comfortable atmosphere where truth may be heard. For visitors, there will be no money expectations or Biblical knowledge required, we hold no assumptions that everyone “knows” but rather we seek to communicate an exciting “come and see” atmosphere.
As a church, we desire to Intentionally Make Disciples of Jesus Christ, not just by leading people to the Lord, but through developing life-long learning and training opportunities and strategies. We desire to help build new believers in their faith and then help equip and motivate mature believers in their walk and service to God. We are intentional about winning the lost in salvation in Christ, building the believer in devotion to Christ and equipping the believer in service to Christ.
Intercessory Prayer is vital as our church lives or dies on its devotion to God through corporate and individual prayer. The guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit is essential in the life of a believer and in the body of Christ.
As a church, we believe in the sufficiency of Scriptures to aid in resolving conflict in relationships thus bringing about peace in relationships. Biblical Counseling is a focus of our church as we seek to share God’s Word which has the transforming power to help bring people from conflict with God to peace with Him, from conflict with others to peace with others, and from conflict within ourselves to peace within ourselves.
Bible Centered Preaching and Teaching: II Timothy 4:1-5; Romans 10:12-15; James 1:22
Godly Servant Leadership: I Timothy 4:12b
Loving and Caring Relationships: Ephesians 5:22-6:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7; Ephesians 5:19-21; I Peter 3:8-9, Romans 12:9-13; Matthew 9:9-13
Passionate Evangelism: Matthew 12:44-46; Luke 5:30-32; I Corinthians 9:19-23; Matthew 28:18-20
Authentic Believers: Matthew 23:25; I Peter 1:22
Meaningful Worship: Psalm 104:33-34; Ephesians 1:3-14
Outreach Sensitive: Jeremiah 29:13-14; I Corinthians 9:20-22; Psalm 66:5; John 1:46
Intentionally Make Disciples: Matthew 28:18-20
Intercessory Prayer: Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4; Acts 13:1-3; I Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 6:18; Luke 11:9-10
Biblical Counseling: Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 4:20-32; I Peter 5:6-7