P.O. Box 28771

Spokane, WA 99218

(509) 895-5432

WHAT WE BELIEVE
AT CONNECTION POINT CHURCH

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, truthful, and authoritative word of God.


GOD

We believe that there is one God, the creator and ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  


JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and co-equal to the Father. He lived a sinless human life, yet willingly sacrificed himself to pay the penalty for sin by dying on a cross. He was raised from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return in power and glory.


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the the Holy Spirit, co-equal to the Father and the Son. He indwells all believers, guarantees their salvation, empowers them with gifts that build up the church, and teaches them to think and act rightly. 


MAN

We believe humanity is the pinnacle of God's creation, made in the image of God to reflect his character and authority. That image was marred by the disobedience of Adam and Eve, and mankind became alienated from God. Through Adam, the stain of sin spread to the entire human race so that all commit sin, deserve judgment, and need the gracious salvation of Christ.


SALVATION

We believe that salvation is a gift of God brought to man by grace and received by all who repent and place their faith in the atoning work of Christ.  Genuine repentance and faith are characterized by a changed life.  


THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is a global spiritual community made up of all born-again persons. It is given local expression through individual congregations, which exist wherever the saints gather, the gospel is preached, and baptism and the Lord's Supper are administered.  


We believe that the church’s mission is summarized by Christ’s command to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). 


MINISTRY AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit exist today, are distributed as he determines, and are intended to build up the church. Particular gifts are not essential to prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, who indwells each believer at conversion.


We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with his own will, for the sick and afflicted.


We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gifting and grace of God given to them.


THINGS TO COME      

We believe that Jesus Christ will return bodily to judge the living and the dead.


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; the saved to life with God forever, and the lost to everlasting destruction.

MOTIVATED BY

THE GOSPEL

We are committed to gospel centrality.


"The gospel is not just supposed to be our ticket into heaven; it is to be an entirely new basis for how we relate to God, ourselves, and others. It is to be the source from which everyting else flows . . . The goal of the gospel is to produce a type of people consumed with passion for God and love for others . . . The gospel produces a new kind of obedience--an obedience that is powered by desire. An obedience that is both pleasing to God and delightful to you."


 From Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary, by J. D. Greear

 

GROUNDED IN

THE WORD

We are committed to expositional preaching.


"Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord."


Charles H. Spurgeon

 

EMPOWERED BY

THE HOLY SPIRIT 

We are committed to both Word and Spirit.


We believe that solid doctrine requires eagerly desiring spiritual gifts. We delight in the final authority of the written Word while also hungering for the present tense voice of the Spirit. We embrace a robust theology of suffering simultaneous to a prayerful and expectant confidence in God as our healer.   

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THE GOSPEL?

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"The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me."


Tim Keller


"God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).


"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:23-24).


"Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures . . . he was buried . . . he was raised on the third day" (I Corinthins 15:3-4).


"He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed" (Isaiah 53:6).


"God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).


"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).