WHAT IS THE CAMPUS CHURCH?

WHO WE ARE:

A community of Christ-followers learning to love and serve God and people

OUR VISION:

We are one Church in multiple locations, sharing mission and statement of faith. Each campus site is uniquely equipped to meet the demographic and cultural needs of its community with the good news of Jesus

OUR MISSION:

To draw people to Christ as Saviour;
Learn from Him as Teacher;
Follow Him as Lord;
And live for Him with purpose

THE CAMPUS BELIEVES

THE BIBLE

The Bible, both Old and New Testament, is completely the Word of God. As originally given, it is verbally inspired, without error, and entirely trustworthy. The Bible constitutes supreme authority in all matters of faith, teaching, and behaviour. The Bible has Jesus Christ as its focus and fulfillment.

2 Peter 1:16-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Luke 24:27, Matthew 5:17-18

GOD

God is the Creator and Sovereign Lord of all. The Lord our God is one God who eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three have the same perfect nature and attributes. Each Person of the Godhead is worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience.

Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Psalm 2, Romans 8:28-30, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19-20

The Father – God the Father loves the world. He sent His Son into the world to save sinners. He raised Jesus from the dead, exalted Him – putting all things under his power – and together with Him has sent the Holy Spirit.

Luke 3:22, John 3:16, 1 John 4:14, 1 Peter 1:21, Philippians 2:9-11, John 14:26

The Son – God the Son became God-incarnate as Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He reigns as King and serves as our High Priest and Advocate. He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords to establish His Kingdom.

John 1:1, John1:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 7:25, Revelation 22:12-13

The Holy Spirit – God the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ in all that He does. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. At the moment of salvation, He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.

John 16: 8-15, Titus 3:5-6,1 Corinthians 12:11,13, Romans 8:9-14, Galatians 5:22-25

ANGELS

God created angels for His glory and service. Some rebelled under the leadership of their fellow angel and the originator of sin, Satan, and are opposed to God and His purposes. Though Satan is still active, he has been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ and will be committed forever to the lake of fire with all the fallen angels.

Hebrews 1:14, Jude 6, Hebrews 2:14-15, Revelation 20:10; Ephesians 6:12

MANKIND

Human beings are created in the image of God. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were disobedient to the will of God with the consequence that every aspect of their human nature became sinful and corrupt. Thus, being spiritually dead, they became subject to physical death and the power of Satan. The image of God is distorted in all humanity, with the exception of Jesus, as we inherit a sinful nature at conception. Therefore we are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God and under His condemnation.

Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:6, Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 3:9-10, Psalms 51:5, John 3:36; Romans 5:12-14

REDEMPTION/SALVATION

Redemption is accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He took our sin upon Himself and died in our place as an acceptable sacrifice to God. His atoning death is sufficient for all and effective for every person who repents and believes in Him, resulting in a reconciled relationship with God.

Salvation is available by grace through faith. This salvation is not our own doing. It is the gift of God.

Salvation includes being declared righteous by God [justification]. This Salvation which includes our new birth and eternal inheritance is kept by God’s power. It is therefore impossible for the saved to lose their salvation.

Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:6-10, Galatians 3:13, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 Peter 2:24,

2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:1, John 17:17-19, 1 John 3:2, John 5:24, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:28-39, 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Timothy 4:10

THE CHURCH

The church consists of all the redeemed who are united by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. Local assemblies of believers are visible representations of the Church that gather regularly for the purpose of worship, which includes instruction in the Word, community, the breaking of bread, and prayer.

The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances: Believers’ Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Though not the means of salvation, these ordinances testify of the gospel.

The Church has been entrusted with the task of global discipleship as found in the Great Commission.

Matthew 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:421 Corinthians 11:23-28, Luke 22:19-20, Romans 6:3, Matthew 28:19-20

ETERNAL THINGS

We believe in the reality of heaven and hell. At death the spirit of the believer in Christ goes to be with Christ, while the spirit of the unbeliever suffers separation from Christ and eternal conscious punishment. Someday Jesus will return bodily from heaven to resurrect the bodies of the believers of all ages, and to take them up from the earth, each to share in His glory and to live and reign with Him forever. The bodies of the unbelieving dead will be resurrected to final judgment resulting in eternal punishment.

Matthew 24:36, Acts 1:7, Mark 13:26, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 1 Corinthians 15:51-54, John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:1-5, Revelation 22:1-5

The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances: Believers’ Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Though not the means of salvation, these ordinances testify of the gospel.

The Church has been entrusted with the task of global discipleship as found in the Great Commission.

Matthew 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:421 Corinthians 11:23-28, Luke 22:19-20, Romans 6:3, Matthew 28:19-20