Christian Heritage Church exists to build a vibrant, growing community of faith that desires to know, worship and experience God and make Him known.
Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV "Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love you neighbor as yourself.'"
Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." All of our strategies, ministries, and programs should glorify God and flow out of this vision statement.
Our Statement of Faith
The Holy Bible: We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testaments.
God: We believe in one God revealed in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Man: We believe that man, in his natural state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope and without God.
Divinity and Humanity of Christ Jesus: We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is God come in the flesh and that he is both divine and human.
Blood Atonement: We believe in the saving power of the Blood of Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness to all who believe on Him with faith.
Bodily Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Ascension: We believe that Jesus Christ ascended to the Father and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.
Second Coming: We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Chris to this earth to gather His Church (Bride) and judge the world. ( Note: It is not necessary that we all believe alike concerning whether He is coming before, during or after the Great Tribulation.).
Salvation: We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal, heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration, of the person. This salvation is entirely by grace of our Lord and not of works. Works are excluded except as fruit of salvation.
Local Church: We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local expression of a Body of Believers who have been baptized in the Name of the father, Son and Holy Spirit; who are under recognized, delegated authorities; and who assemble to worship, carry forth the Great Commission and minister as the Holy Spirit leads.
Ordinances: We believe that the two ordinances of the Church are water baptism and communion (The Lord's Supper).
Separated Life: We believe that believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to practice the separated life from the world and unto Jesus Christ and to set standards of conduct which shall exalt our Lord and His Church.
Heaven and Hell: We believe the Holy Scriptures clearly set forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the Lost and eternal bliss and salvation for the saved - Hell for the unsaved and heaven for the saved.
Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict him of sin, regenerate the repentant believer, guide the believer into understanding the Holy Scriptures, indwell and give gifts to believers as He wills, that they may minister as Christ would to men. We believe a believer can be baptized in the holy Spirit during the time Jesus is regenerating him, or any time subsequent to his regeneration (new birth) experience. We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, with an evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, is for all believers as promised by John the Baptist, was witnessed by the early disciples of christ, and is evidenced in the lives of many present day believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Divine Healing: We believe that God does use doctors, medicines and other material means for healing. However, we believe divine healing has been provided for us in the Atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ. Divine healing may be received through the laying on of hands by Elders, believers and by the prayer of an anointed person gifted for healing the sick. by anointing oil, the prayer of faith or a direct act of faith where the believer receives healing from the Lord Jesus without ministry from anyone else.
Priesthood of Believers: We believe that each believer is a priest of the Lord Jesus Christ and has direct access to the Father through the Lord Jesus. Each person must believe for himself, be baptized for himself, obey for himself and answer to his Creator for himself.
Government of the Church: We believe that the New Testament Church should be apostolic in nature and governed by delegated authorities. Those authorities at Christian Heritage Church are the Pastors and elders with trans local apostolic oversight. We understand and and believe that God's order of government for the local church is one of the church being birthed under the oversight of an apostle. Once that level of local government is established, the church operation in an autonomous way under the oversight if an apostle in an ongoing relationship. This relationship is to be one by mutual consent of the apostle and the pastor and elders of the local church.
Tithes and Offerings: We believe that God's plan of finance for His work is by tithes and offerings and that it is a joy for His children to acknowledge His Lordship in this manner.