“Committed to the Great Commission” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Christian Faith Fellowship is a divinely ordained non-denominational church serving the northeast Columbia area. We are dedicated to producing Biblically literate, Christ-centered disciples who are willing to make a difference where ever they are planted. Relationship with Christ is essential. It is that relationship that makes our worship experiences joyful, informative, loving, life-transforming, and contagious. Though still a relatively young church, we offer over 20 active ministries to empower the people of God to be do-ers of the Word and not just hearers. We invite you to share with us in what God is doing , but be careful – your life may never be the same again.
Blessings to you,
Pastor Kenneth B. Ratliff & First Lady Mauri Ratliff
OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH
1. That the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, the final and trustworthy authority for faith and practice. It is to be interpreted responsibly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit within the community of faith. The Bible clearly reveals the essentials necessary for Salvation and the basics of how to conduct our lives. It is the true center of Christian Union, and the supreme standard by which human conduct, creeds, and opinion shall be tried. (Deut. 4:1-2, II Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
2. That there is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; Duet 6:4; John 4:24; John 14:6-13; Gal. 4:6; II Peter 1:17; Psalm 2:7ff; Isa. 7:14; John 1:1-18; Heb. 1:8; Psalm 51:11; I John 4:13; Acts 5:3,4)
3. That God created humankind in the Divine image. Through Adam's fall all became sinful, lost and condemned. Each human being by deliberate choice participates in sin and is in need of Redemption through Christ. (Gen. 1:26-30; Eph. 2:1-22; Rom. 1:19-32; 5:12-21)
4. That Jesus Christ is God's Son, fully divine and fully human, the eternal and pre-existent Word. By His death Christ made full atonement for our sins, and by His resurrection showed Himself to be the Lord and Giver of Life to all who believe. (Heb. 1:1-3, 4:14-15; John 1:1-3,14)
5. That God offers forgiveness of sin and justification through faith in Christ Jesus apart from works. Such Redemption is received by human individuals as God's gift upon repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ. Through Christ the believer becomes a new creation, whose mind and will are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit from loving sin, to loving the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind, and loving all people as we love ourselves. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Eph. 2:8-22; I John 1:6 - 2:11; Matt. 22:37-38)
6. That the Church is a community of faith consisting of regenerated believers with Christ as Lord. Such believers claim a personal relationship to God through Jesus Christ, are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, follow the Lord in believer's baptism, share in the Lord's Supper, gather regularly for worship, and covenant for mutual edification and care-giving. (Matt. 16:15-19; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 16:30-33; I Cor. 11:23-26; Eph. 1:22-23; Heb. 10:23-25; I Cor. 6:19)
7. That the Church is called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and God's reconciling grace in the power of the Holy Spirit, inviting persons to receive salvation and follow Christ as His disciples. As disciples, we seek justice for all persons and the reform of society. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Gal. 3:26-28; James 1:27, 2:8)
8. That Jesus Christ will return visibly, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people. Believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God as they participate in the fullness of His eternal reign, while unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God. (Matt.24:29-31; 25:31-46; I Thess.
4:14-18; Rev. 20:4-6,11-15)
Jesus in Matthew 22:37-40 and 28:19-20 established the five fold purpose of the Church: Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship, and Discipleship. Therefore, our purpose at Christian Faith Fellowship is to demonstrate our F.A.I.T.H. in God by:
Living A Life of...
Fellowshipping with members of the body of Christ
Achieving Christ-like Maturity
Involving Ourselves in Minstry
Telling Others about God
Honoring God in Worship