Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here! We’d love to get to know you, regardless of what you believe or how messy your story is (ours is, too). If you have questions about what we believe, we’d love the opportunity to connect with you.
There are many different opinions about who God is and how we should live for Him. We don’t have to agree on everything, but it’s important to have a solid foundation of truth to build our lives upon. As one ancient Christian said, “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, love.”
At Plainfield Christian Church, these are the essentials:
There is one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary, was crucified and was buried, and on the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of the Father. From there, He will come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.
The Holy Spirit comes from the Father and together with the Father and Son is worshiped and glorified. The Holy Spirit spoke through the prophets and apostles. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers and is our Comforter, the One who convicts us of sin, and the One who guides us into all truth.
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and guides us in matters of faith and practice.
Mankind was made in the image and likeness of God, male and female. God created man and woman to complement each other and together, through the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman, to have children, to fill the earth and subdue it.
All of mankind is corrupt and has rebelled against God, therefore all of creation is under the curse of sin, decay, and death.
Salvation involves the forgiveness of sins, transformation of character, and the deliverance of all creation from the body of sin, decay, and death.
Salvation comes from grace and is accomplished by Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. By the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of individual believers and the Church, salvation will be fully realized on the day of Christ’s return when all faithful believers will be raised and the heavens and earth renewed.
Salvation is available to all mankind, but comes only through faith in Christ, which includes: belief, repentance, confession, baptism, ongoing submission to the work of the Holy Spirit and the continual dying to self and living for Christ.
Those who have remained faithful to Jesus will reign with Him through all eternity and those who reject Him will be eternally separated from Him.
There is one Church, under the headship and authority of Christ, whose followers both past and present have universally accepted and strive to live out the teachings of Christ as revealed in the New Testament.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers; through the mediation of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, believers are enabled and empowered to approach God’s throne of grace with confidence and to serve others in love.
As those who are faithful to Christ, our first two commands are to love God with all that we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We are called to go out into the world and share the good news of Jesus with others who don't yet know Him and His saving grace.
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Our mission is to help every person discover how to become fully alive with Jesus, in community and on mission, and we would love to help you take the next step no matter where you are on your journey of faith!