Nine Core Biblical Beliefs of the Renaissance Church of Christ

  1. We believe that there is One God manifested through three distinct personalities, which are the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:6, Matthew 28:19)

  2. We believe that Christ Jesus, who was God in the flesh, came and died for our sins, in which he is our substitutionary sacrifice by which salvation is made available to all mankind (John 1:1, Romans 5:8, John 3:16)

  3. We believe that salvation is offered by grace, and obtained through an obedient faith manifested in repentance, confession that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and baptism for the remission of sins. (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 1:5, Acts 3:19, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38)

  4. We believe that the scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are God’s inspired word, provided through the medium of the Holy Spirit, in which the scriptures are infallible, inherent, and immutable. (2 Tim. 3:15-16, 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

  5. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the physical grave, which guarantees the bodily resurrection of all believers at the second coming. (1 Cor. 15:1-4, 53-58)

  6. We believe that The Lord Jesus Christ established one Church on the first Pentecost after the Resurrection, through the medium of the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and designed to be inclusive of all races. (Matt. 16:18, Acts 2:37-47)

  7. We believe that the Second Coming of Christ is a future expectation of the believer that will take place at an undisclosed time, in which Christ will descend from Heaven to receive his saints in the sky to usher them to glory to be forever in the presence of the Lord. (2 Peter 3:4-10, 1 Thess. 4:13-18)

  8. We believe that worship is an activity governed by the principle of “in spirit and truth”, in which worship must be genuinely expressed through five Christ- centered activities; these activities are praying, giving, singing, receiving of the word, and the partaking of the Lord’s Supper. (John 4:23-24, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 16:1-2, Ephesians 5:19, 1 Cor. 11:23-27).

  9. We believe that the local Church should be placed in the care of a plurality of leadership consisting of The Man of God, who leads and minsters to the congregation through the word, Elders who spiritually guard the flock, and Deacons who serve in the official capacity. (2 Tim. 4:1-5, Acts 20:28-31, 1 Tim. 3:8-13)