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What We Believe

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Connect Church is a Christian church. We teach from the Bible, worship God and strive to live lives centered upon the life and teachings of Jesus

OUR MISSION

At Connect Church we believe that God created us and desires to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. Our goal at Connect is to create environments that will CONNECT our COMMUNITY to CHRIST and EQUIP them to find the UNIQUE PURPOSE God has for their life.



Connecting our Community to Christ

 


 

OUR BELIEFS

About God…

We believe that God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has existed eternally in three distinct persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About Jesus Christ…

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. He was fully united with a human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth.  He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. After His physical death, Jesus Christ rose from the dead after three days and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father as the only intercessor between God and humans. He will return again one day to reign as King .

About the Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts.

About Man…

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, this sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

About the Bible…

The Bible is God’s word to all men. We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

About Salvation…

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. God’s Word assures individuals that He will continue His saving work in them forever.

About Baptism…

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ.

About Communion…

During Jesus’ last days, He gathered the disciples in a room and asked them to consume bread and wine “in remembrance” of Him. Two thousand years later, we regularly observe the act of consuming bread and grape juice as a community for the exact same reason—to remember our Savior, who sacrificed Himself for our sins.

OUR AFFILIATION

  • Connect Church is a non-denominational church.
  • Connect Church was planted in Washington with the support and blessing of Riverside Community Church in Peoria, IL
  • As a church plant, Connect Church has also partnered with the church planting network Stadia.