THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles and His teachings are authoritative. We believe He died as our substitutionary atonement, was buried, was resurrected on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He perpetually intercedes for His people, and will return personally and visibly to earth.
the holy spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
Rescued and transformed
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under eternal judgment. We believe that those who repent of their sins, trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and receive His incredible forgiveness are rescued and transformed by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of glorifying God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world and making disciples of all nations.
baptism & communion
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and communion. We believe the most impactful expression of Christian baptism is by immersion. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation. We believe that Communion was instituted by Christ for the remembrance of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered by the church until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that local and global churches can best promote the message and person of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a spirit of unity. We are all part of the body of Christ and have been given the Great Commission. We prioritize the Kingdom of God first before our personal programs and efforts.
the last things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, eternal life in heaven for the believer and separation for those who do not believe and put their trust in Jesus Christ.
We know this is a brief description of our beliefs. If you want to know more, or have any questions about what we believe at Rock Creek Church you can get in touch with someone on our Leadership Team directly by clicking the button below. We'd love to talk with you more!