All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
The following are the core beliefs of West Ridge Community Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.
We believe God is the sole Creator of heaven and earth. We also believe that He created the world in sinless perfection so humanity could flourish in a place of abundance and peace. We believe God is eternal, infinite, all-powerful, all-knowing, perfectly holy and loving. He has and will always exist in a mysterious relationship of three persons made up of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, is our Lord, Savior and Source of life. He is unique as He was both fully man and completely God (simultaneously). Christ was the perfect expression of grace and truth as He lived a sinless life on earth and offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of all humanity, in order to reconcile God to humankind. After three days, He rose to life, demonstrating His power over sin and death. We believe He will return to make all things new.
Spirit of God
We believe the Spirit of God is eternally coequal with God the Father and the Son and lives in and through His people. We believe the Holy Spirit seeks to draw us into relationship with God, convicts us of our brokenness and sin, comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts and works to bring life and transformation.
We believe Salvation is from spiritual death, slavery and sin to new, transformed life in Christ. Salvation is a free gift; it cannot be earned or taken away and was made possible by Jesus dying on the cross on our behalf. It is received by turning our lives back to God (repentance) and engaging in a personal, transforming faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe the Church is the “body of Christ”, made up of all followers of Jesus and finds expression in local congregations. The Church has been asked in Scripture to practice the Lord’s Supper (communion) and Baptism. Even though the Church is made up of imperfect people, God has called it and equipped it to accomplish His purposes in the world, specifically to steward His grace and truth.
We believe all Human Beings are created in the image of God. We are unique in all creation and possess potential for good. We have chosen to turn away from God (sin), separating us from Him. We will answer to God at the final judgment for how we responded to His provision for salvation.