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4 July, 2018

Our Statement of Faith

We believe:

  • In the Bible as the Divinely inspired inerrant Word of God, the revelation of His mind and will to man, our infallible, all-sufficient guide for salvation and for the Christian life (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
  • In One God, the Creator of all, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • In the total depravity of the nature of man through his fall in the garden of Eden, and the absolute inability of man to save himself from eternal punishment by his own works (Genesis 3; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved (I Thessalonians 4:17) and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (Revelation 20:11-15)
  • In the finished work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary, through which sacrifice Christ has effected complete and eternal redemption, God setting His seal of approval on the work of Christ by raising Him bodily from among the dead, enthroned Him at His own right hand in heaven and that He is Head of the church, the Lord of the individual, the High Priest over the House of God and Advocate in the family of God
  • In the immediate and eternal salvation of every person who truly believes on Christ and by faith rests on His finished work as the only righteous ground on which a Holy God can forgive sins
  • That all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour are born again of the Holy Spirit, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and by the Holy Spirit baptised into the Body of Christ, the Church, of which He is the risen and ascended Head (I Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18)
  • That the early church met together and continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers (Acts 2:42) – God’s pattern for the church today
  • In the personal, imminent, and premillennial coming of the Lord to the air to Rapture (catch up) the Church (I Thessalonians 4:13-17)
  • In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is true God and true man begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and that He has a perfect and sinless humanity (John 1:1; Philippians 2:6; Matthew 1:23-25; I John 3:5)
  • In the revelation of Christ in glory at His Second Advent to the earth to establish His Kingdom on earth and to reign in righteousness (II Thessalonians 1:6-10; Philippians 2:9-11)
  • It to be the response of all believers to be baptised by immersion in water as a mark of obedience to the command of Christ that all disciples should be baptised (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42)
  • In the priesthood of all believers and encourage all to fulfil their roles according to the teaching laid down in the Bible. In view of modern pressures, we note specifically the teaching regarding the role of men and women in the public worship of the Church (I Timothy 2:8-14; I Corinthians 14:33-35)
  • That God has given spiritual gifts to the believers for the benefits of the church and seek to develop these in the lives of each believer. However we are not a charismatic church, in the modern, narrow sense of that word, and so do not teach or encourage believers to speak in “tongues” or “prophetic utterances”
  • In marriage as defined and instituted by God as the holistic union of one man to one woman to the exclusion of all others voluntarily entered into for life (Matthew 19:5-9). When so defined, marriage is the only Biblically valid/legitimate context for sexual expression of any kind when engaged in by mutual consent and limited in all senses only to the parties of that marriage union (1 Corinthians 7:2-6; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:2-8). As the foundational relationship of the family, marriage as defined above provides the optimal environment for producing and raising children (Genesis 2:24).

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Craigmore Christian Church is a part of the network of the Christian Community Churches of Australia.

We affirm the Statement of Faith and the Doctrines of the Christian Community Churches of Australia.


Statement of Faith of CCCAust

Statement of Faith – Christian Community Churches Australia (cccaust.org)

We believe the Bible as originally given by God is divinely inspired, infallible, and entirely trustworthy, and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct, from which we can know that:

  1. God: There is one true eternal creator God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  2. Creation: God created all things, making man and woman in His own image and for relationship with Him.
  3. Sin: Sin entered into the world through human disobedience following the rebellion of Satan against God.
  4. Christ: The Son, Christ Jesus, was born of a virgin and lived as a sinless man. Out of the abundance of God’s love the Father gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die to save all people from sin. Christ rose from the grave defeating the power of sin.
  5. Salvation: The death and resurrection of Christ brings salvation by grace through faith to those who repent, seek forgiveness, and believe in Him.
  6. Spirit: The Holy Spirit, following Jesus’ return to His Father in heaven, lives within those who have salvation as a comforter and guide, guaranteeing their eternal hope.
  7. The Church: The true universal Church is a spiritual entity composed of all individuals who put their faith in Jesus Christ. God has called individual Christians to meet together as local churches.
  8. Life: Those who trust in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour are called to live a transformed life and as such we have the responsibility to:
  9. Encourage other Christians through meeting together for worship and fellowship;
  10. Uphold moral directives and ethical values contained in the Bible as expressed within the context of their personal life, their marriage life (the covenantal relationship of one man and one woman), and their relationships with others;
  11. Share the good news to all the world;
  12. Be active in expressing God’s love through social justice.
  13. Eternity: Jesus is the only way to a relationship with God. Those who have received salvation have eternal life as joint heirs with Christ. Those who do not believe in Christ are separated from God for eternity.
  14. Return & New Creation: Christ will return as Lord to the earth and everyone will see him. There will be a new heaven and a new earth.

These statements we are called to believe, uphold, and proclaim to all persons in all spheres of life.


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Welcome

We’re glad you found us!

We are a church that believes in the message of the gospel as found in the Bible, a message of hope, truth and love.

Like almost every church we say we are all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What is the gospel? Does it really have the power to change our lives? How does that happen? If you only do one thing while you’re visiting this website, please follow the links under the tab “Meet Jesus”.

We have come to know the reality of Jesus Christ’s words, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!” It is because we have proven this promise in our lives that we worship together. Our goal is to know the truth that God has revealed in His Word.

You’re most welcome to visit and join in with us as we worship God together on Sunday mornings. You’re also welcome to join in any of the other activities hosted by the church. If you do, we pray that you will find the truth of God’s Word to be encouraging, uplifting and life-changing.

Please have a look around the website for more information on the many activities that might interest you. Whether you’re an older person or a young mum, whether you’ve been a Christian for years or just interested in finding out more about God, we trust that you will find something that meets your need.

We would love to meet you in person, so come and visit, have a chat and a coffee and let us show you around. Who knows, it may just be that we can introduce you to what becomes your new church family.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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