What We Believe

Constitution of CrossBridge Community Church

We the members, do ordain and establish the following articles to which we voluntarily submit ourselves.

ARTICLE 1- STATEMENT OF FAITH

This statement is intended to be a strong evangelical statement of faith which reflects a
deep commitment to Biblical, historic Christianity: While strongly committed to essentials
of the faith, we practice charity in minor differences in such doctrines as fullness of the
Spirit, the time of the return of Christ and personal practice of the faith. Persons feeling
a strong commitment to minor doctrinal distinctives would probably not feel comfortable
within the church’s fellowship.

  1. We hold the 66 canonical books of Holy Scripture to be the inspired Word of God,
    without error in the original writings. We receive the Bible as the final authority for
    the faith and life of the church.
  2. We believe in one God, Creator-of-all-things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing
    in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by
    the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our
    sins, according to the scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into
    heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest
    and Advocate.
  4. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and guides the life of the believer and
    believing community.
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin, and only
    through the new birth, which is the gift of God through personal faith in Jesus Christ,
    is salvation and eternal life obtained.
  6. We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
  7. We believe in the resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting life and joy
    with the Lord; and of the unbeliever to everlasting separation from the Lord.
  8. We believe that Christ ordained His church to baptize believers, and to collectively
    participate in the Lord’s Supper. We believe that these sacraments are to be
    administered regularly through the local church, and that they are an integral part
    of our relationship with Christ, both individually and corporately.