Our Core

Affirmation of Faith

We believe that there is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the eternal deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His appearance on earth through a virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death to take away the sins of the world and restore right relationship with God, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal future return to earth in power and glory.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit as the empowerment of the Christian for witness and service. We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are operative and necessary for the church today.

We believe that the Bible is the Holy Spirit-inspired, authoritative Word of God and that it is eternally reliable.

We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that repentance toward God, faith in Jesus, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary for salvation.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost-those who are saved to eternal life, and those who are lost and in need of salvation to save them from eternity without Christ.

We believe in one universal church that is the body of Christ.  We believe that Christ is its head. We believe that all who are born again are its members. We believe the church’s purpose is offering worship to God; fellowship, ministry, and instruction to itself; and evangelism and service to the world. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in baptizing believers by immersion in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the importance of the Lord’s Supper and emphasize that believers should gather regularly to partake of it, remembering the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord, and celebrating the new covenant with God and each another as we anticipate His glorious return.

We believe in the ministry and presence of angels, the reality of the devil and demonic beings, and the legitimacy and necessity for spiritual warfare over and for nations, our cities, families and individuals.

We believe in the sanctity of life, celibacy for singles, sexual purity for all, and the sacredness of marriage between one man and one woman.

We believe that "God hates divorce" (Malachi 2:16) and that it is detrimental to society. We do believe, however, that divorce may be permissible where marital infidelity or abandonment has occurred (Matthew 19:9; 1 Corinthians 7:15). In such cases the leaders of the church must have walked with the individual to affirm the action taken.

We believe that Jesus Christ has called both men and women to the ministry of God’s word and power (Galatians 3:26-29). Though men and women have differing roles, women are to be encouraged and released in the ministry of the church, including public ministry as God leads.

We believe in God’s continued calling on Israel, and we accept a calling to comfort, encourage, and stand with the Jewish people throughout the world (Romans 1:16; Romans 11:11-26).

We believe that when Jesus ascended He gave spiritual gifts to His people, enabling some to serve as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the purpose of equipping the church and bringing the body of Christ into maturity (Ephesians 4:1-11), and that He continues to give these ministry gifts today.

We believe that God has entrusted to His church both the message and ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5), and we must be proactive in tearing down dividing walls based on racial, socioeconomic or denominational background.

Distinctives

The Belmont Church distinctives have been embedded by the Lord as a special DNA strand for Belmont Church.

~ The Word of God as our ultimate authority~ Celebratory and intimate worship of the Lord

~ Walking in relationship in community/small groups

~Experiencing life in the Holy Spirit and current-day spiritual gifts properly balanced with the study and application of God s Word

~ Generosity: lavish giving to God’s purposes

~ Pursuit of a lifestyle of discipleship and prayer

~ Being a reconciling force in the body of Christ

~ Impacting our culture for Jesus through music and the arts

~ World outreach focused on the "10/40 window" and un-reached people groups

~ Ministry to the poor, widows, and orphans

~ Being a sanctuary where the wounded may be healed and grow to maturity

~ Commitment to Israel and the Jewish people

~ Baptism by immersion of believers and weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper

~ Commitment to nurturing marriage and family life

Bylaws

Our ByLaws lay out our current governance and authority structure and are currently being rewritten. You can contact our administrator with any questions.