Get to Know Curtis Lake
Looking for the inside scoop about Curtis Lake Church? You have come to the right place. Here you will find out about our mission, vision, values, core beliefs, and much more. Check it out and if you have any questions, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get back to you shortly. If you are new to Curtis Lake you are invited to attend The Dock the last Sunday of every month. At The Dock you can meet church leaders, ask questions about the church, and get a better overall view of Curtis Lake Church.
“To create a church where unchurched people’s curiosity is transformed into commitment.”
We believe God has called us to be a church that lives curiously. We want to live out our faith in such a way that our community’s curiosity is peaked. We want people to be amazed and perplexed by what God does through our church so that in their curiosity people will visit our church and experience the hope, love and grace of God that can transform curiosity into commitment.
“Curtis Lake is a Gospel-centered community that helps people find hope in God, develop faith in Jesus and show love through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
The mission is the unchanging call God has placed on his people. We believe that Jesus gave the church the great commission every church in Matthew 28:16-20: to make disciples.
In Colossians 1:3-6 Paul talks about the Colossians having a hope and faith that springs from love. This seems to indicate that through love people find hope and faith.We fulfill the great commission via a three step process involving finding hope, developing faith, and leading with love.
We believe in a three step strategy for going into all the world and making disciples. First we love people. In loving them we bring them the hope of God, when people find hope they place their faith in Christ. When people develop their faith in Christ they in turn will learn to love others and the process repeats.
1 Corinthians 13:13 also reminds us that faith, hope and love last forever. What better to invest our lives in than things that will last forever?
- We find freedom in our lives under the Authority of the Bible.
- We avoid confusion and make excellence possible through Simplicity.
- We become attractive to outsiders by holding a standard of Excellence.
- We reflect the Father’s Heart by Serving others.
- We remain necessary by remaining Relevant.
- We avoid distraction and create focus by making Intentional choices.
- We create life-changing community through Authenticity.
The Apostles’ Creed
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; we believe in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Five Essential Beliefs
- The entire Bible is the inspired word of God and was written by human authors, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because Scripture is inspired by God, it is wholly true.
- God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three equal and distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. The second member of the Trinity, Jesus, became flesh, lived a sinless human life, died, and rose from the grave becoming the savior of a lost world.
- People are made in the image of God to have fellowship with Him. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God, causes many problems in life, and makes people totally incapable of being in a right relationship with God by their own effort. People will either reign eternally with Jesus at his return or be eternally separated from God by sin.
- The shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation occurs when a person places their faith in the atoning death and victorious resurrection of Jesus. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
- All Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. By obedience to Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
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