P.O. Box 1386 | Paradise California 95967 | 530/360-6030
Craig Congregational Church
As the church, we are called to proclaim the gospel to all the world, to care for one another, and to serve the world in the humility and love of Christ.
At the end of history, God’s redemptive purposes will be consummated by the return of Christ, to raise the dead, to judge all people, and to establish his glorious Kingdom. Then the restless longing of creation shall be fulfilled and the whole earth will proclaim the glory of God, who makes all things new in Jesus Christ.
We also accept the historic statements of the Church known as “The Apostle's Creed” and “The Nicene Creed” as expressions of faith. Such expressions, once again, are not used as tests of faith. We believe that membership requires, first and foremost, an allegiance to follow Jesus Christ, expressed by his first disciples when they responded to his call, “Follow me.”
Craig Church recognizes the Bible as its sufficient rule of faith and practice. Each member shall have the undisturbed right to follow the Word of God according to the dictates of his or her own conscience, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. While we recognize the freedom and responsibility of all members in interpreting and living the truths of God contained in Scripture, we share the following statements of faith, not as tests of a person's faith, but as a testimony to our shared faith in Christ:
We believe God has been revealed as the one true God in the three persons of the Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe God, who has created all things, created us in God's own image and set before us the ways of life and death. But as human beings, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
In Jesus Christ, the fully human and fully divine Son of God, God has entered our world in love, shared our humanity, and reconciled us to himself, through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of the world.
We believe God gives us the Holy Spirit, who calls and gathers us into the Church of Jesus Christ, empowers us to lives as disciples, and binds us in Christ with other believers of all ages, tongues, and races.
Through the Holy Spirit, we are fed by the Word of God, we share in Christ’s baptism, we eat at his table, and we grow in the grace and knowledge of God.