The Local Church
The vision of Colonial Heights Christian Church is to be a loving family where lives are revolutionized by the grace and truth of Jesus. We are a collection of imperfect people, who make up a community of faith. We don’t have all the answers. We are convinced a relationship with Jesus Christ is the most amazing thing that any person can experience.
We believe the Bible is practical, and we desire to apply Biblical principles to the 21st Century. We are convinced that the New Testament is the model for what the church should be and look like. We just want to be Christians who see God’s Word as the authority for our life and practices.
We are a church that reaches across racial, generational, and socio-economic lines to love people in practical ways so that others can see what God intended for them. We believe that our relationship with Jesus leads us to experience a better way to do life. Jesus is the key to life that is full and overflowing with God’s love.
God transforms us—it’s that simple. We believe the most important relationship we could have is with God through Jesus Christ who entered our world so that we might enter His. Only through Him and faith in Him are we able to have a meaningful life. He transforms our friendships, marriages, families and neighborhoods.
We are a church that embraces community and continues to create a “come as you are” culture where nobody stands alone. We are a church that loves people no matter at what station in life they are and what choices they’ve made in their past. We are a church that desires to be the hands and feet of Jesus, reaching out into a culture that is full of hurts, hang-ups, and heartaches.
The Bible reveals how Christians should do life together. We want to show other people what Jesus looks like through love, compassion, grace and mercy. We desire everyone who attends the church to be engaged in the life of Colonial Heights Christian Church rather than just attending. So, we practice these VALUES:
- Word of God—Jesus and Scripture our Guide
- Worship—A 24/365 Walk with God
- Prayer—Continual Communication with God
- Authenticity—Being Open and Real
- Community—Doing Life Together
- Service—Seeing Needs and Meeting those Needs
We believe everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can be used by God to make a difference in the lives of others. We desire to bring God glory through the life-changing transformation. This only happens when God gets a hold of broken hearts and messed up lives.
So come be transformed…with the rest of us. You are welcome at Colonial Heights Christian Church. There is a place just for you.
The Christian Church
- The Christian Church is made up of approximately 6000 cooperating, independent congregations in the U.S.A. with a strong foreign missions presence throughout the world. We are congregationally governed with no official or authoritative organization beyond the local church. The Christian Churches were recently recognized in a religious poll as the fastest growing Christian body in the U.S.
- Christian Churches accept without reservation Jesus Christ as the divine Son of the Living God, and the Bible as God’s inspired Word and sufficient for faith and practice.
- We observe the Lord’s Supper weekly as a simple memorial of our Lord’s atoning death. Each person worshipping here is invited to participate in this communion.
- We wear the name mentioned in the Bible for the followers of Christ- Christian (Acts 11:26). We do not claim to be the only Christians, but Christians only. We adopt no rule of faith and Christian practice beyond the Bible (2Tim. 3:16,17). We practice Christian baptism, the immersion of the repentant believer (Matt. 28:19) upon his or her confession of the Lordship of Christ (Rom. 10 9,10). We believe that Christ actually and literally was crucified, dead, was buried and was resurrected from the dead and will return as prophesied to receive His own.
About God: God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2
About Jesus: Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man; that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and did mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels; that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later he ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers. He will come down from heaven again, to earth to receive His own to be with him forever.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22, 23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Colossians 1:15-20; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14,15
About The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives everyone a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13
About The Bible: The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. We accept the Bible as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Psalm 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Hebrews 4:12
About Salvation: We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is a free gift to us but that we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ.
John 14:6; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Romans 6:1-7; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Peter 3:21; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 1:7