Other Beliefs

Baptism

We believe in “believer” baptism not infant baptism. We believe baptism is an outward expression of the inward decision to follow Jesus. Repent then be baptized. We don’t believe water saves you, but only Jesus does. (Acts 2:38)

Trinity

We believe that God is 3 distinct persons made up of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the creator and father. Jesus is the son, sent to redeem us. Jesus was fully man, fully God. And the Holy Spirit is what Jesus gifted us with upon departure to enable us to live the Christian Life. (John 16:7-15)

Communion/Lord’s Supper

We believe that communion is a time where we remember what Christ did for us. We believe the elements are just symbols, not literal. We believe that the bread symbolizes Christ’s body that was broken and battered for us. And the juice symbolizes his blood that was poured out for forgiveness of our sins. All are welcome at the table here at Creekside, but self-examination is encouraged prior to partaking. (Luke 22:14-22, 1 Corinthians 11:27-32)

Giving and Serving

We don’t want your money until God has your heart. Giving and serving are a natural response to receiving the love and forgiveness of Jesus. Once you have accepted that, we feel it is virtually impossible not to give back. (Matthew 6:24, John 13:15)