WE BELIEVE IN …
We believe in one God who has existed eternally, and has revealed Himself in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; 1 John 5:7).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (John 3:16); God manifest in the flesh (John 1:1,14). He was born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14), lived a sinless human life (John 8:46) and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sin by dying on a cross (Hebrews 10:12). He died, was buried, rose from the dead (1 Cor. 15:3-4, Matt. 28:6), ascended to Heaven and will return someday to reign as King (Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; Rev. 19:11-16). We practice the celebration of the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of Jesus (1 Cor. 11:24-30).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus (John 16:8-9). He convicts the world of sin (John 16:8), He draws men and women to Jesus (John 6:44) and He causes the miracle of the new birth to take place in the heart of the repentant sinner (John 3:8). He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation (1 Cor. 6:9), providing an inward witness of salvation (Rom. 8:16) and daily guidance (Rom. 8:14). He teaches us the Word (John 16:13) He glorifies Christ (John 16:14), and He aids us in the development of Christ-like character (Gal. 5:22-23). The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience distinct from (and subsequent to) the new birth (Acts 19:2), evidenced initially by speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4). Its purpose is to provide power to live the Christian life and to be a witness for Jesus (Acts 1:8).
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21) . It alone serves as our model for Christian life and practice.
We believe that everyone has sinned (Rom. 3:23) and apart from Jesus Christ, mankind faces the judgment and wrath of God (John 3:18; 3:36). We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts (Isa. 64:6; Eph. 2:8-9). We need Jesus to save us!
We believe that human beings are created by God to exist forever. That "forever” will be spent in one of two conditions: in union with God (because we received forgiveness and salvation through Christ), or eternally separated from Him because of our sin. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal, conscious existence (John 14:1-3; Mark 16:16; Rev. 20:10-15).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). It is only by trusting in the finished work of Christ that we can be saved from sin's penalty. Salvation is received by believing in Jesus’ death and bodily resurrection, and confessing Him as Lord (Romans 10:9-10). In that moment we pass from death unto life (John 5:24)
We believe that baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. Water baptism does not save. Rather, it’s an outward expression of an inward work; a bold declaration to the world of our new life in Christ. Baptism by immersion in water pictures the individual being crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20), the old man being “buried”, then raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4)
We believe that all true believers are members of the universal church (the Body of Christ), regardless of their “label” or denominational affiliation (Romans 12:4-8).
Family Community Church is affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. For a complete Statement of Faith, click here.