The following statements constitute the core beliefs of CCC. They are central to our understanding of the Bible regarding our Christian faith.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian belief and living. The Bible is true and without error in the original manuscripts. God has preserved his word through the centuries for us today.
We believe in one God who is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed in a loving unity of three equally distinct persons: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His glory.
We believe Jesus is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God). He was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He revealed God to humanity as he lived a sinless life. He was crucified to become the Savior of the world. He rose bodily from the dead and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our Advocate.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity. He convicts the people of their guilt, transforms the lives of those who admit their sinfulness, and places them as heirs in the family of God. He lives with, directs, encourages, and empowers Christ followers to become more like Jesus.
We believe God created all people in his image with the desire to have a relationship with mankind but because of sinful disobedience all people have become alienated in that relationship. As a result, we are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.
We believe because of our sinful nature we all fall short of God’s perfect standard. God solved this problem by sending his Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for the sins of humanity. Those who trust in Jesus’ payment for their sins are forgiven and receive eternal life as a free gift from God.
We believe the church to be symbolically described in the Bible as the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are all people who have trusted in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. The purpose of the church is to give him glory by loving him fully and making him known to the lost world.