We believe that there are essential beliefs and non-essential beliefs. Most of the time people get caught up in the non-essentials and miss the point of why Jesus came and what He did for us. In the non-essentials, we have liberty. We don’t expect or want everyone to think exactly the same about every issue of theology or doctrine. There are, however, several essentials that we believe, as a church, we must be unified around and support wholeheartedly. Our beliefs and values affect everything we do.
These are the essentials …GODWe believe in God. He is, He was, and He always will be. He created the Heavens and the Earth and everything in them.
He is known as Father, came as the Son and lives in believers as the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, Matthew 3:16–17, John 1:1-2, Acts 2:32–33
Jesus, God the Son, came to Earth and was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for our sins and rose from the dead. He’s still alive and changing lives today!
Colossians 2:9, Luke 1:30-35, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 2 Corinthians 5:21
The Holy Spirit is a comforter and a guide for every born-again believer. He actually lives inside of us, His Temple, and does more for us than we can imagine.
John 16:8, Acts 2:38, Ephesians 1:13-14
The Bible is the book God wrote for us. It’s living, it’s active, it’s true and it’s absolutely applicable to our lives today. It is a blueprint for an abundant life. Get it, read it, live it!
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We’re not perfect, duhhhh! Even with our best efforts we have messed things up. We’ve missed the mark — all of us. We need help. We need Him. We also need each other, and that’s what Bridge Pointe is all about.
Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 6:23, Acts 4:12
It’s a gift. It’s free. It’s God’s grace, not our good deeds. Jesus’ death allows our sins – all of them – to be forgiven. Wiped clean by the blood of Christ, the debt canceled, the guilt deleted, the stain erased…you get the picture. The gift is free; all you have to do is accept it.
John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Colossians 2:6, Acts 2:38
If we believe in Jesus, see our condition and we want to receive the gift He’s offering, He calls us to repent (a change of mind that leads to a change of actions and lifestyle. (It’s really about who’s in charge of our life) and be baptized for the forgiveness of our sins. When we make Him Lord, we enter into a new life, have a new destiny and a new destination-Heaven.
Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, Acts 8:36-38, Galatians 3:26-27