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Statement of Faith


  • God is bigger and better than we can imagine and yet God desires to have a personal relationship with us.
  • The Bible is inspired by God to perfectly tell the story of who God is, who we are, and how to be in a life-giving relationship with him.  
  • Jesus was miraculously born, lived a sinless life, was killed by religious and government authorities, but rose to life to make a way for all people to be in a right relationship with God.
  • Sin is a problem that keeps people from living in right relationship with God. 
  • When we acknowledge and confess our sin, and put our faith in Jesus Christ to give us the fullness of life God intends for us, we begin an eternity of growing in a personal and purposeful relationship with God. 
  • The Holy Spirit of God comes to life in people who make this confession. 
  • Heaven and hell are real places.
  • The Church exists to increase the reputation of God and to serve people, just as Jesus served people.
  • Jesus is coming again to restore the world to God’s perfect design.

For a more complete statement of Connected Families’ core beliefs, including Bible verses, see below.

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The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, verbally and fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts and that it has supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:20-21Mark 13:31John 8:31-32John 20:31Acts 20:32)

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:126Matthew 28:19John 1:1, 3John 4:24Acts 5:3-4Romans 1:20Ephesians 4:5-62 Corinthians 13:14)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, who is infinite, just, personal, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people; He hears and answers prayer; and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:21-22Matthew 23:9John 3:16John 6:27Romans 1:71 Timothy 1:1-21 Timothy 2:5-61 Peter 1:3Revelation 1:6Romans 3:26Deuteronomy 32:4)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, victorious resurrection on the third day, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth. (John 3:16Matthew 1:18-25Luke 1:26-38John 1:1John 20:28Romans 9:52 Corinthians 5:211 Peter 2:21-23John 20:30-31Matthew 20:28Ephesians 1:4Acts 1:11Romans 5:6-8Romans 6:9-10Hebrews 7:25Hebrews 9:281 Timothy 3:16Philippians 2:6-9)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit continually draws believers closer to God, transforms them into the image of Jesus Christ, empowers them for ministry, and distributes spiritual gifts to the church. (John 14:16-1726John 15:26-27John 16:9-14Romans 8:91 Corinthians 3:161 Corinthians 6:19Galatians 5:22-26)

Salvation

We believe that all people are created in the image of God; that humans sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent, and whom receive and trust Jesus Christ as Savior, are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are, in Christ, delivered or “saved” from condemnation and enjoy the free gift of eternal life. (Genesis 1:26Genesis 2:17Genesis 3Genesis 5:2John 1:12John 3:14, 16John 5:2430John 8:12John 10:26)

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all those that follow him as their Lord and Savior are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of followers of Jesus Christ who gather for worship, growth, service, and fellowship. We believe God ordained His church to bring hope to the world through the sharing of the gospel of Jesus Christ as we seek to make disciples in His name. (Ephesians 2:19-22Acts 1:8Ephesians 5:19-21Acts 2:42Hebrews 10:23-25Matthew 28:19)

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct, by God’s grace, should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their time and possessions for God’s purposes; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. We believe we are called to live our lives consistent with the standards of biblical teaching, including fellowship with and encouragement of the body of Christ; corporate and individual prayer, service and giving; by living lives in word and deed that are an encouragement to others to know and be like Jesus Christ; and by reflecting in all our relationships the servant-love of our Lord. (1 Corinthians 10:31Romans 12:1-3Hebrews 12:1-2John 14:15, 23-241 John 2:3-62 Corinthians 9:6-91 Corinthians 4:2Colossians 1:9-10)


A note from our president, Jim Jackson

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Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson

President and co-founder

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