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Looking for a non-denominational church in The Pinery, Colorado? Compass Christian Fellowship is a Christian, evangelical, non-denominational church in The Pinery, Stonegate, Parker, CO. We encourage you to read our statement of faith and then come visit us this Sunday.
COMPASS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Statement of Faith & Purpose
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
At Compass Christian Fellowship, we are a Bible-based church. The Bible is our only standard for beliefs, behaviors and attitudes toward living. The following Statement of Faith identifies the essential Biblical truths, which we wholeheartedly believe, teach, and obey as fundamental to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We also understand there are non-essential, broader doctrinal issues that can have a range of interpretations within the Christian community and believe we should grant one another grace in interpretations of these important, and yet non-essential beliefs. We strive to teach biblically sound theology and to mature in our Christian faith and understanding of God and His Word within a community of grace. Most importantly, we seek unity with other Christians and Bible-based churches who also have an orthodox understanding of biblical Christianity.
In essential beliefs-we must seek unity with other Christians
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs-we should have liberty with other Christians
“Accept him whose faith is lacking, without passing judgment on disputable matters…Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”
In all our beliefs-we need to demonstrate charity toward other Christians
“If I hold my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have not love, I amount to nothing at all.” (I Corinthians 13:2 Phillips paraphrase)
We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the original writings of the sixty-‐six books of the Bible, the Word of God, and that is the full and complete revelation of God’s will for man, wholly infallible in all of its parts, including scientific and historical accuracy, as we well as the supreme and final authority for all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Jude 3
We believe that God is the direct and active Creator of the universe and of all life in it (Gen. 1 – 2:9), and that, as God, Jesus Christ played a Creator’s role in all that exists (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15‐17). We believe that created life with distinct boundaries between life forms (Gen. 1:11‐ 12, 20-‐21, 24-‐25).
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-‐ eternal in being, co-‐identical in nature, co-‐equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matt. 28:18, 19
The Person and Work of God The Father
We believe God is Spirit, eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same, creator of all things, all powerful, all knowing, everywhere present, never changing His nature, and always loving. He is active in His creation now, controlling and sustaining it. (John 4:24), Luke 24:39, Psalm 90:2, James 1:17, Isaiah 44:24, Revelation 19:6, I John 3:20, Psalm 147:5, 139:7‐10)
The Person and Work of God The Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1‐2, 14, 18; Luke 1:35. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our complete redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, propitiatory and substitutionary sacrifice, a redemption made sure to us by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Rom. 3:24‐25; 5:8-‐10; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9‐11, Rom 8:34; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb. 1:3; 6:1, 7:24: 9:24; 1 John 2:1‐2).
The Person and Work of God The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, possessing all the attributes of deity, and that in essence, He is equally God (Acts 5:3‐4; 2 Cor. 1:14). We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration and sanctification, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling equally and permanently all believers, and sealing them unto the day of redemption (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 6:11; 12:12‐14; Eph. 1:13‐14). We believe that every un-‐ regenerated person, the moment he exercises faith in Christ as Savior, immediately possesses the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Gal. 4:6; 1 Thess. 4:8). We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; that He sovereignly bestows one or more spiritual gifts upon each believer; and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled (controlled) with the Holy Spirit (Jn. 16:13; 1 Cor. 12:4‐7; Eph. 5:18).
The Sinfulness Of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but through Adam’s sin the whole race fell, became alienated from God, inherited a sin nature, possesses no spark of divine life, and of itself is utterly helpless to remedy its lost condition a part from the grace of God (Gen. 1:25‐27; Rom. 3:22‐23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1‐2, 12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to sinful man by grace and received solely by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who accomplished complete redemption by His substitutionary death and shedding of His precious blood (Jn. 3:18, Gal. 2:16; Eph. 1:7, 2:8‐9; Titus 3:5: 1 Pet. 1:18‐19).
We believe that sanctification is a setting-‐apart unto God (Jn.17:17, 19) and that it involves three dimensions in the believer’s life: Positional: Every believer, by his being “in Christ” and partaking of all He is, has a complete standing before God (1 Cor. 1:2, 30: 6:11; Heb. 10:10, 14). Progressive: Yet every believer, because he retains a sin nature which cannot be changed or eradicated in this life, lives in a present state that is imperfect to the extent that he fails to appropriate the power of the Holy Spirit by which to live the Christian life, and therefore, he is in need of a progressive sanctification by growing in grace unto spiritual maturity (2 Cor. 3:18; 7:1; Eph. 4:24; Heb. 12:10). Ultimate: Every believer will be fully and completely sanctified when he shall see the Lord and shall be like Him (Rom. 8:39; Eph. 5:25‐27; 2 Cor. 3:18; 1 Jn. 3:2).
Assurance of Salvation
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by the power of God, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and interceded for by Christ and therefore secure in Christ forever (Jn 6:37‐40; 10:27-‐30; 17:11; Rom. 8:1, 9, 30, 38, 39; 1 Cor. 1:4‐8; 2 Tim. 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:5; Jude 24). We believe that God as holy and righteous Father of all the redeemed, cannot overlook the sin of His children, and, when they persistently sin, will chasten and correct them in infinite love (1 Cor. 11:17‐32; Heb. 12:5‐11). We believe that it is the universal privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation, which assurance excites within God’s children love, gratitude and obedience (1 Jn. 5:10‐13; 3:14; 2 Cor. 5:6‐8; Rom. 13:13, 14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11‐15).
We believe that all born again persons make up the universal Church, which is a spiritual organism (Eph. 1:22‐23; 1 Cor. 12:12‐14; Rom. 12:5; 16:16‐18; Acts 2:42‐47). We believe the establishment and the continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 28‐32; 1 Timothy 3:1‐13; Titus 1:5‐11).
We believe our Lord commanded for us several observances to follow: water baptism and communion, neither of which are to be regarded as a means to salvation. Water baptism by immersion is an outward physical symbol of an inner personal transaction with the Lord (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:41; Mark 16:16, Acts 8:35‐38). The Lord’s Supper is to commemorate the Lord’s death on our behalf, and to remind believers of His soon return (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23‐28).
The Personality Of Satan
We believe that Satan is a personal being, the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; that he is active in our world today and that he is destined for total defeat and punishment (Gen. 3:1‐19; Isa. 14:12‐17; Matt. 4:2‐11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10).
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:46; Jn. 5:28, 29; 11:25‐26; Rev. 20:5‐6; 12-‐13). We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, ‘absent from the body and present with the Lord (Luke 23:43, 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 3:21, 1 Thess. 4:16‐17; Rev. 20:4‐6). We believe that the souls of the unbelievers will, after death suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Matt. 25:41‐46; Mark 9:43‐38; Luke 16:19‐26, 2 Thess. 1:7‐9; Jude 6‐7; Rev. 20:11‐15).
Second Coming Of Christ
We believe in the personal and soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ and ‘this blessed hope’ that has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (1 Thess. 4:13‐18).
Our foundational values are from the bible and that are strategic and intentional, providing focus and direction. No church is perfect, and in our imperfections these are qualities and actions we seek to practice. We want to benefit the people of and our surrounding communities by offering specific opportunities for spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and relational development (Luke 2:52). As believers, we desire to worship the only true God, to present Jesus Christ to those outside the faith, and to strengthen believers on their spiritual journey to maturity in Christ (Col. 1:8).
Committed to demonstrating a dynamic Christian statement by our lives of the transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ, we offer opportunities for individuals and families of all ages to assemble throughout the week for worship, prayer, instruction, Bible study, evangelism, service, encouragement, recovery, and Christian fellowship (Acts 1:8; 2:42‐47).
(a) Worship & Prayer. We value an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father. Because of that, we are committed to both corporate and individual worship, celebrating all that He has done for us, is doing for us, and will do for us. This leads us in turn to talk often with Him, about everything (John 4:23, 24; Colossians 1:9‐12, 1 Thessalonians 5:17
(b) Evangelism & Missions. We value as a high priority the sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ. We are called and compelled as a fellowship to share His gift of eternal life in a relevant way with as many people as possible within our culture and beyond (Matthew 28:18‐20, Acts 1:8).
(c) God’s Word & Spiritual Growth. We value, over all other sources of information and thought, the authority of the Word of God. We desire to have God speak into our lives through solid relevant Bible teaching that will result in significant personal life change (Joshua 1:8O; Psalm 1:2, 3; Colossians 1:28‐29).
(d) The Community of Believers. We value all aspects of family and community. And because of that we desire to embrace and connect in meaningful ways in relationship with one another, through Life and Serving Communities. We believe that all Christ-followers are believer priests, and to that end, no one should become inactive in loving and serving others (Acts 2:42‐47; Hebrews 10:24, 25).
(e) Love and Compassion. We value others around us deeply, because God does. And having Jesus Christ residing in us, we desire to serve others with frequent acts of mercy and help in His name (Matthew 9:36‐38; 1 John 4:19‐21)
WHO, WHAT & WHY:
We at Compass Christian Fellowship believe that the core of worship revolves around a reverence in our hearts for Jesus Christ, our Savior King. Our Worship Team consists of individuals who, above all else, understand that worship is about making much of Jesus – not our instruments, voices, or any other particular talent that God has given us.
With this perspective, we believe that the talents God has given His people (whether they be musical or artistic in nature) can be used in leading others in the worship of our King.
As Paul says in Romans 12:1, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship,” so we agree that everyone who attends Compass is a fellow worshiper in our services, especially in how we live our lives before our God.
God has acted and continues to act in love and grace towards us; appropriately, our worship then is the response we give to magnify all that He is and continues to be.
WHERE & WHEN:
At all times, and on all occasions, we believe worship to be a necessary part of the life of a believer.
Beyond a personal life of worship, we place a high value on congregational worship as a church – a time where members of God’s family can be encouraged and strengthened as we approach our LORD and Savior in adoration together.
On a typical Sunday morning at Compass Christian Fellowship you will find musical praise, contemplative prayer, and congregation prayer as some of the many components we use in our worship of Jesus.
BECOMING PART OF THE TEAM
We have numerous teams that, together, form our Worship Ministry. Take a look at the list below for a few ways to get involved, and if you feel the LORD’s leading in a particular area, please contact us on our contact page to get plugged in.
Members of the prayer team dedicate their passion and time for prayers to be made on behalf of Compass Christian Fellowship and our various ministries. They understand that prayer is the essential starting and ending point for all that we do as a church. Individuals commit to praying for our worship services along with being available to pray for others in the congregation before and after services, as well as during the week.
Members of the praise team dedicate their musical ability (instrumentally or vocally) to be used in service of our King. Individuals interested in serving on this team commit to attending rehearsals in order to get to know other team members, and communicate their heart for worship.
Members of the audio/visual team dedicate their technical ability in running audio/visual equipment as it relates to working with the praise team to create a joyful noise to the LORD and an atmosphere of worship within our meeting area.
Members of the arts team dedicate their artistic ability (dance, drawing, painting, poetic reading, or theater) to be used as a special element of a worship service, where an artistic expression of a message can lead God’s people into deeper reflection and meditation of His heart and Word in their lives.