Vision: connecting all people to God's Hope
Our Vision: Connecting All People to God's hope.
Values / BedRock Beliefs:
A Bedrock Belief is what you believe when a crisis or a difficulties of life confronts you.
Jesus – is all you need in every situation in life.
Hope – a belief that there is something better available accompanied by the expectation that hope is found in Jesus.
Truth – God’s Word is trustworthy in every area of life.
Relationships – building lifetime relationships with God and People
Prayer -- Talking and Listening to God
What WE Believe
This statement of belief is the stated core beliefs of our church based on Scripture.
We Believe the Bible B all sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament - is the inspired word of God. It is the final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God. In the Bible we discover the life that God designed and desires for us to live now and into eternity. Therefore, we stand under the authority of God's Word for what we believe and how we live. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We Believe that God eternally exists in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity. God created all things out of nothing and called His creation good. Therefore, we are called to care for his creation both the physical earth and all of humankind. (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,2; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We Believe that Jesus is both fully God and fully man. Jesus is the eternal radiance of God's glory, full of grace and truth and the very Word of God. He came to earth, was conceived in the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died and rose again to reconcile all people to God and to free them from the power of sin and the devil. Jesus is not one of many ways to God, He is the only Way back to a relationship with God. He meets us at our point of need and invites us to experience a redeemed and reconciled relationship with God not through our works but through faith. He will return someday and establish His rule and reign of His Kingdom. Therefore, we submit our lives to following Jesus daily, in every activity and in every relationship. (John 1:1-4, 14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 14:6; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13; Ephesians 2:1-10).
We Believe that all people, both male and female, are created in the image of God and by God’s design were created to live in perfect relationship with Him and each other. But our heart’s turned away from God creating a separation and loneliness that floods our soul leaving us empty, searching for something to fill the void. So while we were lost, broken and far from God, God still loved us. Through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, our sins are forgiven, our sinfulness is replaced by Jesus Christ's righteousness so that we are born again by the Holy Spirit and the void in our lives is filled by God’s presence. God’s love made us alive in Christ. Our brokenness is replaced by a new life in Jesus. Therefore, we proclaim that God loves people just as we are but loves us too much to leave us where we are. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 3:1,24; John 3:1-18; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8; Ephesians 2:5-6)
We believe the Holy Spirit has existed eternally and continually draws believers into a closer relationship to with God. The Holy Spirit dwells in believers, enabling believers to obey Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit equips believers by distributing gifts to them enabling them to do ministry; to serve, to be a witness to the world of who Jesus is. Believers are to always seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we make room for the Holy Spirit to fill our lives with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:16, 23, 26, 27; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)
We Believe that baptism and communion are two ordinances the Lord has given the Church. The preferred form of baptism we practice is believer=s baptism by immersion. We celebrate together in communion Jesus victory over sin and death and our new life in Jesus. (Baptism: Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:26-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3-4. Communion: Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)
We believe that the Church is comprised of those who believe by faith in Jesus. Every believer is indispensable and though every believer functions differently, every believer has a function in the body of Christ as they are gifted by the Holy Spirit. The task of the Church is to be Jesus’ hands and feet in our communities by serving people, by loving people and sharing the extravagant love of God to the broken and lost world around us. Therefore, we act as witnesses of God’s mercy and love by serving people in the community where we live and sharing the good news of Jesus with them. (Romans 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:12-16; Hebrews 10:24-25)
At Cle Elum Community Church, all are welcome to attend, explore, and participate in taking steps of faith toward a deep abiding relationship with Jesus. We acknowledge that doubts and questions about faith are a normal part of spiritual growth, and we do not claim to have all the answers. We do proclaim, however, that all the answers can be found in the person of Jesus.