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Core Beliefs and Values

Core Beliefs and Values

We are for the glory of God and the good of His people.

This document, prayerfully and carefully written by the elders of this church, is intended to describe the basic attitudes, choices, and assumptions of our congregation. It answers the question, "to what are we devoted?" This value statement is both an introduction for those who are new to this church and a guide for those who will lead the church in the future. We hold to the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America (click here) which defines in more detail what we believe and our constitution explains how we live and function as Christ's church.

We, the Christ Community Church of Laguna Hills, value...

Scripture alone, which is our ultimate authority for faith and practice.

Biblical doctrine believing it is vital for maturing faith; it is inherently practical for life, and that through it we come to see the Triune God of the Bible as He has revealed Himself.

Christ-centered preaching and teaching of the whole counsel of God's Word, both Old and New Testaments, which shows Jesus to be the glorious fulfillment of redemptive history.

Worship services that are Word-driven, Christ-centered, and Spirit-led, so that God will be glorified and honored and our joy may be truly found in Him.

Church membership as a living commitment of the fellowship of believers in the local church, evidenced through faithful and consistent attendance, giving, prayer, loving service, and submission to biblical authority.

A plurality of elders who humbly and lovingly shepherd the flock of God through godly example, biblical teaching, sacrificial service, and compassionate care.

Church discipline, both formative by teaching and preaching, as well as corrective by confronting the unrepentant, as a way of showing our concern for Christ's holy reputation, our protection of His church, our love for one another, and our desire for restoration of the erring believer.

Intentional disciple making through growth in knowing biblical doctrine, pursuing holiness, expressing sacrificial love to one another, and experiencing joy in serving.

Evangelism that focuses on presenting both God's Law and the Gospel of redeeming grace, while fully trusting that only God can bring about the salvation of the lost by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for God's glory alone.

Missions ministry to the local community and the world at large, recognizing that our biblical duty is to joyfully spread the Good News of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.