God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God, full of love and glory.
Genesis 1:1,26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is fully human and fully divine. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross. After three days God raised Him from the dead and glorified Him to affirm His victory over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will physically return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:4-14; 1 Corinthians
15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of their need for Jesus Christ. At the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit permanently indwells every Christ-follower and becomes the source of assurance, strength and wisdom. The Holy Spirit uniquely endows each Christ-follower with gifts for building up the body of Christ, the church. The Holy Spirit also guides Christ-followers in understanding and applying the Bible. The Christ-follower seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16: 7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 1:13;
Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:15-18
The Bible, composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, is the inspired Word of God and without error in the original writing. The Bible was given by God through chosen people. The Bible is the full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice; there are no other writings similarly inspired of God. The Bible’s truth is timeless and speaks to our everyday lives.
Luke 21:33, 24:44; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, to be like Him in character. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, mankind became alienated from God through sinful disobedience. As a result, mankind is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own effort. The fall took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences and are in need of the saving grace of God. Salvation is a gift from God available to all who accept Him. Mankind can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. The blood of Jesus, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith alone in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. This is the finished work of Christ.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 6:23; Ephesians
2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
Because God gives mankind eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is secured by the grace and power of God, not by the self effort of the Christ-follower. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, a community of baptized Christ- followers and are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the local church is to glorify God by: loving Him and making Him known to the lost world, providing community for Christ-followers, developing gifts and talents of Christ-followers for godly service, and participating in the practice of baptism and communion. We believe that baptism and communion are God’s ordinances to be observed by believers in Jesus Christ but are not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38-41, 42-47; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:24-25,
13:17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 12:12-13
Faith and Practice
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Springdale Community Church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in these areas by the Lord to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. All should refrain from advocating doctrines that are not included in this Statement of Faith in such a way to cause dissension. By adhering to God’s Word and seeking Him, we can best observe His greatest commandments which are to love Him and others.
Romans 14; 1 Corinthians 8 & 9, 10:23-11:1; Proverbs 3:5-6; Mark 12:29-31; Romans 12:1-2
Springdale Community Church is a covenant community that exists to reflect God’s glory as we participate in God’s mission of creating a people for Himself by sharing and showing the gospel of Jesus in the power of the Spirit.
In order to accomplish the mission, Springdale Community Church will…
Encourage each other to Know God and Be Known. Equip each other to Give of our Time, Talents and Treasures. And Engage our neighbors and the nations with the Gospel of Jesus.