At Commission Church We Believe...
That all Scripture
(both the Old and New Testaments) is inspired by God, literally the God-breathed Word, and as such, it is perfect in its original writing. The Scriptures contain the complete ongoing revelation of God’s will and plan for salvation. They are intended to teach, guide, correct and nourish the believer, and represent the final, divine judge and authority for all Christian faith and life. (2 Tim 3:16, Heb 4:12, 1 Pet 2:1-3, 2 Pet 1:20-21)

In one God
Maker of all things, perfect in every way, without beginning or end, and existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:1, 26; Ps 90:1-2, Jn 6:27, Acts 5:3-4, Acts 17: 24-28, Heb 1:8)

That Jesus Christ
is both true God and true Man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross to provide forgiveness for sins according to the Scriptures. He rose from the dead and then was taken into heaven where He sits at the Father’s right hand. (Jn 1:1-3, 14; Luke 1:26-37; Rom 6:23; 1 Cor 15:3-4; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 4:14-16)

That the work of the Holy Spirit
is to glorify God by helping Christians in their daily life. The Spirit serves to bring power to the message of Christ, aid in prayers, provides wisdom, shows the believer their sins, and provides blessings and spiritual gifts to believers for service and godly life. The Holy Spirit enters into our lives at the time we accept Christ and works the changes God desires for us from within. (Jn 14:16, 26; Acts 1:8; Rom 8:16, 26-27; 1 Cor 2:4, 10-16; 1 Cor 12; Eph 1:13-14)

Man was created by God
in His image, but man chose to sin and ended the relationship God desired to have with us, leaving us spiritually dead. As a result, all human beings are born “dead in trespasses and sins, with a sinful nature and under the just condemnation of God.” (Gen 1:26, Rom 5:12, 17-18; 1 Cor 15:22; Eph 2:1-10)

God has provided a way
for our relationship with Him to be restored by sending Jesus Christ to bear the penalty for our sins by dying on the cross. The saving work of Jesus is the only means for a person to become “right” with God. Only those who trust in Jesus Christ by faith are “re-born” by His Spirit and become God’s children (Jn 3:3-6, 14:6; Rom 10:9-10; 2 Cor 5:21)

That salvation is the gift of God
brought to man by grace and received through personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that those who repent of their sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, become new creatures in Christ, are freed from condemnation, and receive eternal life as God's children. (John 1:12-13, 3:3-6, 3:16, 14:6; Romans 10:9-13; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Ephesians 2:8-10)

Water baptism
is a celebration of a person’s acceptance of Jesus into their life. The Lord’s Supper has been given to us by Jesus as a way to remember His life and death. Both of these celebrations are to be observed by the Church but do not themselves save people. (Acts 10:47, 16:30-31; 1 Cor 11:17-26)

That God created man (Adam) and woman (Eve)
in His image...equal in value, but different and complementary in gender and roles. God created marriage to be a covenantal union of one man and one woman, and He does not therefore recognize same-sex marriage unions. The word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. We do not affirm, support, or advocate two people of the same sex getting married and thus would not allow for a same sex marriage to be performed on our church premises or by one of our pastors. (Genesis 1:27, 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-5; Romans 1:24-27; Leviticus 18:22; 1Corinthians 6:9-11; 7:1-4)

God’s church
includes everyone who has come to a full acceptance of Jesus’ rightful place as King of their lives and have been baptized by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-20, 4:11-14; 1Peter 2:9-10)

In the universal church
which is a living, spiritual body of Christ made up of all persons who have been regenerated and baptized by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ, of which Christ is the Head. We believe in the establishment of local churches as the pattern that the New Testament clearly defines. We believe in the autonomy of each local church under the headship of Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. We believe that God has given the local church the primary task of taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and helping believers grow and glorify the Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22, 4:14-16; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:15-16)

Jesus Christ
is the Lord and Head of the Church and every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. The Church’s mission is to make disciples of Christ by sharing the Gospel message, teaching God’s Word, and helping believers grow and glorify the Lord. (Mat 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Eph 4:15-16)

The second coming of Christ
is the hope of the Church and will be personal, bodily, visible, and usher in His 1,000-year earthly kingdom. (Mat 24:3-31; 1 Thes 4:13-18, 5:1-11)

All people
will one day be raised from the dead to be judged by God. Those who have made Jesus their King will then spend eternity with the Lord in heaven; those who have not believed in Christ will face everlasting punishment and separation from God in hell. (1 Cor 15:40-58; Phil 1:23; 1 Thes 4:13-15; Luke 16:23; Rev 20:11-15)