In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons…Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God; and, as such, is Head of His body, the Church. (Matt. 16:16; Col. 1:18)
That He died to atone for the sins of all people and that He was raised bodily from the dead for their justification. (Rom. 4:25)
That Jesus stands before the Father as our eternal High Priest. (Heb. 4:14-16)
That Jesus will return to bring to perfection His already inaugurated Kingdom (1 Thess. 5:1-11).
That people are justified by faith in Him according to the terms of the Gospel laid down in the New Testament. (John 3:16, Acts 2:38, Rom. 10:9-10)
That the Holy Spirit lives in all Christians, gifting them for ministry, and producing the fruit of the Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:4; Gal. 5:22-23). The work of the Spirit equips Christians to practice the priest- hood of all believers (1 Peter 2:6,10).
That the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it is the all-sufficient guide for the teach- ing, organization, and the life of the Church. (2 Tim. 3:14-16).
That we are to seek the unity of all believers by practicing Biblical Christianity. (John 17:20; Eph. 4: 1-13)
That the Church is the precious bride of Christ, temple of the Holy Spirit and a primary organ of God’s intervention in the world (2 Cor. 11:2, Rev. 19: 6-8; 1 Cor. 3: 16, 17)
That the mission of the Church worldwide is evangelism and Christian nurture. (Matt. 28: 18-20)
*The passages noted in the statement of faith are representative and not exhaustive regarding our points of belief.
We are a Kingdom people who, having experienced God’s abundant love, desire to love in deed and word and through faith offer hope to all our neighbors.
- Kingdom perspective (interested in more than just ourselves)
- Missional intention (we exist to cooperate in God’s mission of reconciliation)
- An eschatological community (we live with the knowledge that this world is not all there is)
- Faith, hope and love
The purpose of the Grande Prairie Church of Christ is to praise and worship God and to mature and assist others in maturing toward the image of Christ.
These themes characterize the core values of our church:
Worship, Evangelism, Benevolence, Embodiment, Community.