We share these beliefs in common with the Christian Church. We believe that these basic doctrines are taught in both Scripture and the major creeds. They are essential to Christian belief and practice.
The Trinity: We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4; Isa 43:10-11; Mt 28:19; Lk 3:22; 2 Cor 13:14).
God the Father: We believe in God the Father, the Almighty Creator of all the heavens and the earth. He is holy, loving and just (Gen 1:1, 17:1; Is 5:16, 6:3, 43:15; Mt 11:25; Jn 6:57, 8:42, 14:16-17, 16:28).
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man (Jn 1:2, 14; Lk 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures and rose from the dead, so that His name and work are our sole means of salvation (1 Cor 15:3-4; 1 Pet 2:24; Eph 1:7; Rom 4:25; Acts 4:12; 1 Tim 2:5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, where He is now exalted at the right hand of God and prays for us as our High Priest (Acts 1:9-10; Eph 1:20-21; Heb 4:14, 7:25; 1 Jn 2:1).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit:We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who is with the Church forever and who teaches the Church and guides it in all truth. The Holy Spirit dwells in all believers and gives varieties of gifts for the common good of the Church. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12-14; Eph 4:11-12; Jn 1:16, 16:7, 14:26, 16:13; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Acts 10:19-20, 16:6-7; 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13-14, 4:30; Acts 1:8; Jn 16:8-11).
Scripture: We believe that the Old and New Testatments are God-breathed and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:19-21; 1 Thes 2:13; Ps 12:6).
Sin: We believe that man was created in the image of God to be holy but that he sinned and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen 1:26-27; Rom 3:23, 5:14; Eph 2:1-3).
Salvation: We believe that eternal salvation is solely the gift of God. All who repent of their sins, believe in the gospel, and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior by faith are saved. They are forgiven of their sins, declared “not guilty” by God, given a new spiritual birth, and adopted as children of God (Jn 3:3-5; Tit 3:5; Acts 2:38; Eph 2:8-10; Rom 8:16).
The Church: The Church is united in having one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father, and one Head, Jesus Christ. The Church consists of all those who in faith look upon Jesus as the author and giver of their salvation. God has called the believers in various places to join together into local churches as visible expressions of the Church in order to bring the power, the life, the character and the authority of God into the lives of people (1 Cor 1:2; Eph 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 4:4-6, 5:22-32; 1 Pet 2:5-10).
Ordinances: Jesus Christ commands that we practice baptism in water by immersion (Mt 28:19; Acts 2:38, 10:47-48; Rom 6:4) and the Lord’s Supper (Lk 22:14-20; 1 Cor 11:23-29) as outward signs of an inward, gracious work of God received by faith.
The Second Coming: We believe that Christ will return in the air for His people personally, bodily and soon (Mt 24:30-31; 1 Thes 4:13-18; Rev 22:20).
Final Judgment and the Eternal State: We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (Jn 5:28-29; Mt 25:46; Rev 20:11-15).
Trademark Church is part of the Acts 29 Network. As such, we hold to the 5 Distinctives of Acts 29. For more information about the Acts 29 Network and these distinctives, please visit acts29.com/about.
- We are passionate about gospel centrality.
- We enthusiastically embrace the sovereignty of God’s grace in saving sinners.
- We recognize and rest upon the necessity of the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit for all of life and ministry.
- We are deeply committed to the spiritual & moral equality of male & female and to men as responsible servant-leaders in both home and church.
- We embrace a missionary understanding of the local church and its role as the primary means by which God chooses to establish his kingdom on earth.