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Our Beliefs

Doctrinal Statement

Green Bay Community Church is a non-denominational group of Christ followers. We are a transforming community of families that are loving God and others. We desire to share the Hope of Jesus Christ with all people in the Green Bay area and walk with them as they become a member of the spiritual family, the Church.

Articles of Faith 

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the inspired Word of God in thought and word. The Scriptures are authori­tative, infallible, and inerrant in the original writings.  (2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21; Matt. 5:18; John 16:12–13).

The Godhead

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, identical in na­ture, equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections.  (Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19–20).

The Depravity of Man

We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam’s sin the race fell, inheriting a sinful nature.  This alienated the natural man from God, and leaves man totally unable to remedy his lost condition.  (Gen. 1:26–27; Rom. 3:22–23, 5:12; Eph. 2:12).

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God became man, without ceasing to be God.  We believe he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.  We believe He accom­plished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitute sacrifice.  We believe our redemption is made sure to us by His literal physical resurrection from the dead.  (John 1:1–2; Luke 1:35; Rom 3:24–35; Rom. 4:25, I Peter 1:3–5).

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven exalted at the right hand of God, where as the high priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate.  (Heb. 7:25, 9:24; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2).

The Personality of the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the personality of the Godhead, convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.  He indwells all believers in the present age, baptizes them into the body of Christ, and seals them unto the day of redemption.  We believe it is the duty of every believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  We believe the Spirit gives gifts to every member of the body.  (Rom. 8:4; 1 Cor. 12:7-14; Eph. 1:13-14, 4:7-12, 5:18; John 16:8-11).

Salvation

We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.  It is unrescindable, unchangeable, and eternal.  (John 1:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:7, 2:8-10).

The Church

We believe the Church of Jesus Christ began at Pentecost; is a spiritual organism composed of all born-again believers and is the body and bride of our Lord.

We believe the two ordinances of the Lord’s table and the water baptism of believers are designated in Scripture as a means of testimony for the Church in this age.  (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:34-47, 8:36-39, 18:8; 1 Cor. 11:23-26, 12:12-14; Eph. 1:22-23, 5:25-27).

The Personality of Satan

We believe in the personality of Satan, who is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Job 1:6-7; Matt. 4:2-11; Isa. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:10-11) and whose destiny is everlasting punishment.  (Rev. 20:10).

The Second Advent of Christ

We believe in the personal imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His own and His subsequent return to earth to set up His Kingdom (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-53; Zech. 14:4-11; Rev. 20:6).
 

The Eternal State

We believe the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death immediately pass into His presence forever. The souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious torment until the final judgment of the great white throne at the close of the millennium.  Non-believers will then be banished from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power forever. (Luke 16:19-26, 23:43; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:11-15).

Separation

We believe all believers should seek to walk in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Lord and Savior.  (Lev. 19:2; Rom. 12:1-2, 14:13; 2 Cor. 6:14, 7:1; 1 John 2:15-17).

Our Financial Policy

Green Bay Community Church is not financially endowed.  We engage in no financial activities for profit, sincerely abiding by Christ’s instruction, “make not my Father’s house a house of merchandise” (John 2:16).  We depend entirely upon the regular gifts of God’s people, made without assessment.  The scriptures urge liberal Christian giving as an expression of our devotion – a ministry that God richly rewards.