What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit, known as the Trinity.

We believe that Christ is the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and performed physical miracles.  

We believe in His atoning death on the cross, His resurrection, ascension and His imminent personal return in power and glory.

We believe that salvation, or the "born again" experience, is accomplished in each believer by the power of the Holy Spirit whenever anyone repents of his or her sins.  This is not accomplished by good works or church membership but by the grace of God applied to those who confess their sins and place their trust in the risen Son of God.

We believe water baptism by immersion is an important testimony of Christ's transforming work in each born-again Christian.

We believe the Holy Spirit is present and operates His gifts through individuals for the purpose of glorifying God and equipping the Body of Christ to continue His work on earth.

We believe every believer is gifted in specific ways to serve God and reach others by using their God-given talents and abilities.

We believe marriage is a divinely-sanctioned relationship between a man and a woman and becomes the foundation of loving, commited, Christian families.

We believe all human life is sacred, including the pre-born, aged and disabled.

We believe Christian churches should strive to make positive contributions to the community through evangelism, prayer, fellowship, discipleship and practical help.

These are a few of our foundational Biblical beliefs and not meant to be a complete statement of our faith.

For more information, please check out our CGP Statement of Faith 2016.