Trailhead Christian Fellowship exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage and assist individuals in finding God’s purpose in their lives. We seek to glorify God through the growing of a biblical spiritual family devoted to the making of disciples of Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Statement of Faith:
1. The Bible
We believe that the Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God. We believe the Scriptures reveal God’s will for all people, and that they are the final authority for Christian faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
2. The Trinity
We believe in one God, who exists eternally as three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Mathew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14.
3. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is both fully God and fully man. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, then arose from the dead and ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God as our Advocate. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:6-11; John 1:1, 14.
We believe that humans were created in the image of God but fell into sin. Each person, although born with a sinful nature, can obtain salvation from God and acquire spiritual life through regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1,26; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23.
God gave us the institution of marriage. God’s standard for marriage is a lifetime union of one man and one woman. Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Corinthians 7:39.
God gave us the gift of human sexuality. God’s ideal is that our sexuality be treasured and reserved for use within marriage. Exodus 20:14; Proverbs 5:15-17; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 6:13; Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:18-32.
God gave us the gift of life. God’s standard is that all human life should be considered sacred, that life should be respected and protected. Exodus 20:13; Jeremiah 1:4-5; Matthew 26:50-53.
We believe that salvation is a gift from God by grace, not earned by any human works or merit. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only justification and salvation for mankind. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ and trust Him alone for eternal salvation are born again of the Holy Spirit, are given the gift of eternal life. Romans 3:21-28; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:3-8; John 1:12-13; 3:3-16; 10:28-29.
6. Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit was given to us by God. The Holy Spirit ministers to us by glorifying God, showing us our sins and errors, regenerating the repentant sinner, and by guiding, instructing, and empowering the believer for spiritual living and service to God. Luke 24:49; John 14:16-17; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 1 John 2:27.
7. The Church
We believe that the Church is composed of all persons who through faith in Jesus Christ have been redeemed by His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church. The Church is the body of believers of Christ who are united in fulfilling the Lord’s command to make disciples among all peoples. Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 11:11-24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:20-23; 4:15.
We shall join with other Christians of like-minded faith in common goals and ministries to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission. Although our Church is independent of any denomination, we shall work with other Christians and Churches in the spirit of unity with our Lord and with each other. Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:3-13; Philippians 1:3-11; 2:1-2.
We believe that Jesus Christ prescribed that His Church observes two ordinances: Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These ordinances have special significance to believers, but are not of themselves a means of salvation. Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.
9. Jesus Christ’s Return
We believe in the return of our Lord to receive His believers and in the bodily resurrection of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord. We believe that the unbeliever will be judged by God and will face everlasting separation from the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:46; John 5:25-29.