What We Believe

The Northwest Church is an independent congregation, having no denominational creed. Along with other Churches of Christ and Christian Churches, we are rooted in the rich heritage of the British, Canadian and American Restoration movements. This movement and our congregation were founded on the convictions of going back to the Bible and believers uniting around the truth of the Scriptures. Here are some of our generally shared beliefs:

We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God.

We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God.

We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who, being fully God, became fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, and was raised from the dead.

We believe all humans rebel against God and deserve the punishment of death.

We believe that salvation from the penalty of death is made possible only because Jesus Christ died as a sin offering in our place.

We believe this salvation is offered as a gift to those who believe in Jesus Christ. Since it is a gift, it cannot be earned.

We believe true faith is expressed in repentance and embodied in baptism. Baptism is immersion in water of a declared believer in Christ.

We believe the Holy Spirit lives in the Christian. He empowers us to live a life of holiness, as well as guides, comforts, and assists us in prayer.

We believe there is one church which consists of all Christians.

We believe Jesus will personally come again with His angels and appear to all. The dead will be raised and all will stand before the throne of God to be judged for the life they have lived on this earth.

We believe these convictions make a difference in the way we should live.