About us

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The Worship Place

(Interdenominational Church)

(Statement of Beliefs)   

 

Introduction

There are fundamental, indisputable doctrinal teachings of the Bible which we believe are foundational to our faith and this church family on which, historically, there has been general agreement among most Christian churches.  Because we are an "interdenominational" church body we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation and teaching is based on the Bible alone.  We believe, further, that our members should not attempt to impose their interpretations on others who may believe differently.

 

Authority

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Holy Bible, God's infallible word, written by writers inspired by the Holy Spirit.  We believe that the Bible is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. (Romans 15:4; Romans 16:25-27; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 and 2 Peter 1:19-21)

God

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

     a. God the Father

        We believe in God the Father, the creator of all things, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.  We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of His children, He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:1; John 3:16-17 and John 4:24)

    b. God the Son

        We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings.  We believe that through His death, burial and resurrection He fulfilled prophecy, atoned for the sins of mankind and established His divine church so that all who trust in Him may receive redemption and salvation. (Matthew 1:18; John 1:1-14; John 3:16-18 and Philippians 2:5-11)

    c. God the Holy Spirit

        We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.  It is His work to indwell, sanctify, empower for service and seal until redemption all who believe in Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.  (John 4:24; John 14:16-17 and John 16:7-11)

The Human Race and Salvation

We believe that the human race was created good and upright, but fell from divine favor by willful disobedience.  Salvation for the human race is offered freely to all who acknowledge their need of the Savior and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord by His atoning sacrifice at the cross, which obtained eternal redemption for the believer.  There is no salvation apart from personal faith in, and obedience to, Jesus Christ as Lord. (Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 3:21-26; Titus 2:11-14; 3:2-7 and Ephesians 2:8-9)

The Church

The New Testament speaks of the church as the Body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all ages, believers from every tribe, tongue, people and nation.  The Worship Place is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, preaching of the Word, fellowship, discipleship, sharing and outreach. We believe in the acceptance of all Christians through love for one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national origin, generational, gender and denominational lines. (Matthew 16:18 and 28:18-20; John 14:12; Ephesians 1:22-23 and 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 3:9-11 and 12:12-30 and Colossians 1:18)

Ordinances

We believe in the scriptural ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper as instituted by our Lord and Savior. (Matthew 3:13 and 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; Mark 14:22-25; John 46:48-56 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-25)

Christian Living

We believe that Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony based on scripture and empowered by the Holy Spirit.  We believe, as taught in the Holy Scriptures and stated in The Worship Place Constitution that we are to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in faithful response to God's will and purposes; to serve the community of which this church family is a part; to work cooperatively with Christians in other communions; to seek the oneness of the body of Christ; and in all ways to make known the love of God and saving grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8 and 1 Peter 1:13-16)

 Final Judgment and Eternity

The present age of human history will culminate in the return of Jesus Christ. Those who die in sinful rebellion against God will be assigned to eternal punishment while believers will be received into God's loving presence to be with Him throughout eternity.  (John 14:1-3; Romans 2:2-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and Revelation 19:11-16)