What We Believe...

We here at Trinity Christian Fellowship realize that when you are searching for a place to call your “home” as far as a church and place to grow, serve, and worship God that it is of the utmost importance in making your decision to know the core beliefs, values, and doctrines that guide the day-to-day practices of a particular local church.  That is why we have put together this list of our core beliefs and doctrines on this page so that you can have access to them and reference them at all times.  We also have them available in print upon request.  Also, our church pastoral staff and elders as well as ministry leaders stand ready to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to contact them!  (You can find their contact information on the “Church Staff & Leadership” page on this website)

We believe in one, triune God-the trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit! – Genesis 1:2, Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-18; John 14:9; Matthew 5:16, 45; Matthew 6:1,4,8,9; 

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible! – Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s One and Only Son, our One and Only Savior! – John 1:1-18; John 3:16-; 1 John 4:9; 2 Peter 3:18 

  • He was born “Jesus of Nazareth”, both fully human and fully God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary! – Matthew 21:11; John 19:19; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-18; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38
  • He suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate. – Luke 23:1-46
  • He died, was buried, and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day! – Luke 23:44-Luke 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Psalm 16:10
  • He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father! – Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1
  • He will return to the earth again to judge both the living and the dead! – Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; Acts 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5

We believe in the Holy Spirit, that He is an active and operative part of the triune God! – John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27

  • He indwells every Christian! – 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14

We believe in the Bible, that it is God’s Holy Word!  We believe God is the sole author of each and every word of Scripture, that He inspired men through the Holy Spirit to write down the words found in each book on ancient scrolls across centuries of actual human history for future generations to have and to pass down.  We believe that the Bible is entirely God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, without any error! – Mark 12:36; John 14:26; John 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21   

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice! – Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12

We believe in the biblical teaching that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God, and is consequently lost and without hope of salvation from the wrath of God against sin apart from Jesus Christ! – Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23

We believe in the biblical teaching that salvation-the forgiveness of sins-is not by works but only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross! – Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7

We believe in the biblical teaching that one receives God’s grace by putting his or her faith in Christ alone, repenting of sin, confessing Christ as Lord of one’s life, and being immersed into Christ through water baptism! – Romans 5:1-21; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere! – Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47

We believe in the biblical teaching that the Elders of the local church are to exercise authority over the local congregation. – Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4

We believe that marriage is the blessing and design of God in which one man is joined to one woman in a single, exclusive union as delineated in the Scriptures (*see references here).  We believe that God intends for sexual intimacy to occur between only a man and a woman who have been joined together in marriage.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is to be engaged in outside of the bonds of matrimony.  We believe that any form of sexual immorality such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, pornography, any attempt to change one’s sex or disagreement with one’s original biological sex or gender, is sinful and offensive to God.  We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local “Body of Christ”, and to provide a biblical role model to its members and its community, it is imperative that ALL persons employed by the church in any capacity, or even those serving as volunteers, will abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage and Sexuality, and will conduct themselves accordingly. – *Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Timothy 1:10; Jude 7; Revelation 21:8

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity!  Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture! – 2 Kings 13:23; Nehemiah 9:19; Job 8:5; Psalm 25:6; Psalm 51:1; Proverbs 28:13; Matthew 2:34; Mark 1:41; Philippians 2:1-11