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Here at Experience Christian Church, we choose to live in the tension of understanding that God is perfect. Our understanding of him is not. We are a collection of people coming together to love God and one another. We take God seriously. We take God’s Word seriously. We take the views of others seriously.

Christian thinkers have differed in their perspectives about God. Our differences can divide us, or we can enter into these sacred spaces with humility. This is summarized in the statement:

In essential beliefs we have unity. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
In non-essential beliefs we have liberty. (Romans 14:1-3)
In all of our beliefs we show love. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

EXPERIENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TEACHES

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word and is authoritative and reliable in all that it teaches. It is inspired by God and it is useful for teaching us how to live our lives in a way that honors God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

GOD

There is one God, the creator and sustainer of all things visible and invisible. God has disclosed himself eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is both intimate, desiring a loving and merciful relationship with his creation, and is ultimate; He is above creation and not dependent on creation. (Matt. 28:19; John 10:30-33, 15:26; Rom. 8:9; Col. 1:15, 2:9; Heb. 1:2-3)

JESUS

Jesus, the Son of God, became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the promised Savior to the lost. Jesus, fully God and fully human, is the master we follow and the model we emulate in our daily lives. As a result of Jesus’ death and resurrection, He became our mediator, restoring our relationship with God. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; I Timothy 2:5, 3:16; Hebrews 4:15)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is God’s presence that lives within every person that has made Jesus their leader and provides them with power, guidance, gifting, and encouragement to live out God's greatest commandment to love Him and others. (Acts 1:5, 8; Ephesians 3:16; John 16:5-15; 1 Corinthians 12:1-7)

HUMANITY

All people were created in the image of God to have a relationship with Him. All people have become separated from God due to their disobedience. God in his mercy sent his son Jesus into the world to offer salvation from sin and reconciliation to God. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:23; John 3:17)

SALVATION

All people are in need of God’s saving work in their life. It is a free gift from God provided by Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and is received through faith. It is available to everyone who accepts Jesus as their Savior and Lord. That faith is expressed through repentance from sin and baptism by immersion. (Matthew 28:18-20; John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 3:23, 10:9)

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

Everyone was created for a purpose and with a purpose, a way of life characterized by good works. Every follower of Jesus should integrate the example and teachings of Jesus into every area of their lives. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature by being transformed into the image of Christ. (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 2:10)

THE CHURCH

The Church is the body of Christ with Jesus as its head. The Church is a community of imperfect people called to love, serve, and share life with one another. It exists to take the good news of Jesus to all people in every nation, to serve the world, and to encourage and strengthen other believers. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2: 42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

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