Who We Are
Community Fellowship Church is a non-denominational church embracing our calling to glorify God and introduce people to Jesus Christ as Lord. Our mission is to develop followers of Christ through effective discipleship, making an eternal impact in this generation and for those to come.
We understand that people may differ in biblical interpretation on some matters. However, we maintain certain core "Non-Negotiable" doctrines central to our faith, which unite us in Christ. We aim to have "uncompromising flexibility" - staying rooted in biblical essentials while allowing diversity on secondary issues.
At CFC, we focus on God's clear truths, rather than divide over disputable matters. Our passion is bringing people to Jesus and helping them grow as disciples. We accept all who trust in Christ as Lord and Savior. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we labor together to transform lives and communities with the love of God.
We believe there is one true God who is eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, good, and righteous. He is the Creator who lovingly preserves all things (Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 10:10; 1 Timothy 1:17).
Within the one Being of God, there are three divine Persons - the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. These three Persons are equal in divinity, attributes, and nature (John 1:1-2; 4:24, 5:18, 10:30).
The Son became incarnate as Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay for our sins, rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will return again (Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53:5-6; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
The Holy Spirit convicts people of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He indwells believers upon salvation, guides them into all truth, empowers them for godly living, and gives gifts for ministry and service (John 16:8; Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11).
God the Father
We believe God the Father is the source of all creation. Together with the Son and Spirit, He made humanity in His image to reflect Him (Genesis 1:26-27). As a loving Father, He seeks relationship with us and receives all who repent and believe in Christ as His children (Psalm 68:5; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 7:11; John 3:17; Romans 8:15; 1 Peter 1:17).
God the Father relates to believers as a perfect heavenly Father, forever displaying His kindness and goodwill toward them. He gave His one and only Son to redeem sinners and adopts all who trust in Christ into His family (John 3:16; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 4:4-7). We have intimate access to the Father through Christ and are heirs of His kingdom and co-heirs with Jesus.
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became fully human while remaining fully divine. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:35).
Jesus lived a sinless life and willingly died on the cross as a sacrifice to pay for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15). He rose physically from the dead, defeating sin and Satan, and ascended to heaven where He intercedes for all believers before the Father (1 Corinthians 15:20, Hebrews 7:25).
Through Christ's atoning death and resurrection, our broken relationship with God is restored. By God's grace we are forgiven, redeemed from sin, reconciled to the Father, and granted eternal life (Romans 3:24-26, 5:1, 6:23).
We receive this salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). We believe Jesus is the only way to the Father, and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity who indwells all believers. Through the empowering presence of the Spirit, followers of Christ can live victorious, holy lives (Romans 8:9, 13-14).
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and testifies to unbelievers about Jesus (John 16:8). He gifts and equips believers for ministry and service (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). As the Spirit of truth, He guides believers into all truth and wisdom, teaching and illuminating God's Word (John 14:17, 16:13).
The Holy Spirit produces spiritual fruit in the lives of believers such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). He comforts, counsels, intercedes for, and empowers believers to proclaim the Gospel and live on mission for Christ.
We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete divine revelation of God's Word to humanity. The Bible is inspired by God and without error in its original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21).
The Holy Scriptures are the supreme authority and totally reliable in all matters of Christian faith and conduct. The Bible contains all the necessary truths for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ (John 20:31, Romans 10:9-10, 2 Timothy 3:15).
Every word of the Bible is a testimony to the one true and living God. Through the Scriptures, God equips believers for every good work and brings people to salvation (Psalm 19:7; Hebrews 4:12). The Holy Spirit illuminates the meaning of Scripture and enables application to our lives.
Humanity and Sin
We believe God created humanity in His image with intrinsic worth, dignity, and the ability to discern right from wrong (Genesis 1:27, 2:15-17). However, since Adam's fall into sin, all people have inherited a corrupted nature that inclines them toward sinful disobedience (Romans 3:23, 5:12).
Every person sins and falls short of God's perfect standard (Romans 3:23). We are incapable of saving ourselves or achieving righteousness through our own efforts (Proverbs 20:9; Galatians 2:16). Our sin has separated us from God and keeps us from realizing our full human potential apart from Christ.
Yet because we are made in God's image, we can respond to God's offer of salvation. We have the moral capability to know good from evil and to choose between right and wrong. We are accountable for our choices and actions. God calls us to turn from sin and humbly repent, trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation (Mark 1:15; John 3:16-17; Acts 3:19).
We believe salvation is the free gift of God, given by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. No one can earn salvation through personal merit or good works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We are saved by God’s grace when we repent of our sins and place our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only sufficient payment for our sins (Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9-10).
At the moment of salvation, we are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous in God’s sight, and adopted into God’s family (Titus 3:5-7). We are fully justified and credited with the perfect righteousness of Christ (Romans 3:24-26).
Salvation is a work of God’s free grace. It cannot be achieved by human efforts but is received only through personal faith in Christ. This saving faith will manifest itself in acts of repentance and obedience to God (James 2:14-26).
We believe that while good works cannot earn salvation, they are an evidence of genuine faith in Christ and please God (Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-26).
Although we are saved by grace alone through faith alone, true saving faith will be accompanied by repentance, obedience, and the fruit of the Spirit (Matthew 3:8; John 14:15; Galatians 5:22-23).
Followers of Jesus live by the power of the Holy Spirit and do good works out of gratitude to God and love for others. These Spirit-empowered works bring glory to the Father and testify to the Lordship of Christ (Matthew 5:16; John 15:8; 1 Corinthians 10:31).
While good works cannot gain salvation, they are part of the believer's transformation into Christlikeness. They verify the work of sanctification in a believer's life and faith in action (Philippians 2:12-13; James 1:22). We were saved for the purpose of good works.
We believe sanctification is the work of God through the Holy Spirit to make believers holy and dedicated to Christ. This occurs both instantly at salvation and progressively throughout the Christian life (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 3:18).
At conversion, believers are sanctified as they are justified and set apart in Christ. However, sanctification is also an ongoing process of spiritual growth as the Holy Spirit transforms us into greater Christlikeness (Romans 6:19, 22; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4).
There is a defining moment in the sanctification journey when, by God's grace, believers surrender themselves fully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We renounce the desire to live for self and seek to live wholly for the glory of God (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20).
This total devotion to Christ empowers believers to live holy lives through the inner working of the Holy Spirit. We are enabled to produce spiritual fruit such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Sanctification results in purity of heart and selfless service to God. It is not sinless perfection but our maturity in Christ-likeness for the glory of God.
We believe the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers for the edification of the church and the glory of God. These gifts are to be exercised in love to build unity within the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 14:12).
God distributes these supernatural empowerments according to His will and for the common good of the church (1 Corinthians 12:7,11). Although spiritual gifts differ in importance and function, they all work together to strengthen the church and equip it for ministry (1 Corinthians 12:20-25; Ephesians 4:11-13).
Every believer has at least one spiritual gift to contribute to the health and growth of the local church. The gifts of the Spirit enable the mission of the church and characterize a Spirit-filled life (1 Corinthians 14:1; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
As faithful stewards of the gifts entrusted to us, we humbly and eagerly desire the greater gifts that build up others. Above all, we prioritize love as the aim of any spiritual gift (1 Corinthians 13-14:1).
We believe Jesus instituted two sacraments for the church to observe: Communion and Baptism.
The Lord's Supper is a memorial of Christ's atoning death and celebration of His grace. The bread and cup represent Jesus' body and blood given for us (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). In taking Communion, we remember God's love, proclaim Christ's death, and anticipate His return.
Baptism is an outward sign of the inward cleansing and new life received through faith in Jesus Christ. It signifies our death to sin and resurrection to new life in Christ (Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12). We practice believer's baptism by immersion to identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
These two sacraments are visible displays of the Gospel. They are sacred acts ordained by the Lord to strengthen our faith and draw us closer to Him and each other.
We believe Jesus Christ will physically return to earth at the appointed time to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 24:36, 44).
Those who have rejected Christ's sacrifice for their sins will be condemned to eternal separation from God (Matthew 25:41, 46; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).
As believers in Jesus, we eagerly await His return when He will resurrect the dead in Christ and reward His faithful followers with eternal life in heaven (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
The imminent return of Christ is our hope and motivation to live godly lives, share the Gospel, and persevere in faith (Titus 2:11-13; 2 Peter 3:11-14). We look forward to the day when we will be gathered to Christ and dwell forever in God's presence. Until then, we serve Him with patience, vigilance and confident expectancy.