As an independent, non-denominational church, we believe:
The Bible is divinely inspired and without error (found in 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Man is by nature a sinner from birth (Psalm 51:5)
Jesus Christ was virgin born, fully human and fully divine, sinless, died on the cross for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day, and is coming again (Matthew 1:18; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; John 14:3; John 1:1)
Salvation is a free gift bestowed by God’s grace and received by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Immersion in water of a professed believer is the Bible baptism. (Acts 8:36-38)
Such baptism is symbolic of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:1-4)
A believer’s salvation is secured by Christ alone (John 10:27-28)
The church is the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25-33)
...and the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)
The local church is governed by godly men known as elders or bishops (Titus 1:5 and following)
The purpose of the church on earth is to fulfill the last command of Jesus Christ – "Then Jesus came to them and said ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’"
(Matthew 28:18-20) (NIV)
Christians are endowed with spiritual gifts which enable them to minister in the church (Ephesians 4:1 and following)
The Holy Spirit, which every believer receives at conversion, leads and guides us (Ephesians 1:13-14)
Our beliefs are further explained during the Get in the Game 101 class. If you have more questions regarding doctrine at Northshore Christian Church, please contact Pastor David Grant.