Values & Beliefs
OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to honor God by producing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  

    

 

OUR VISION
 

Spring Creek Church is passionate to see more individuals, marriages and families...
 

  • -Transformed by a relationship with Jesus Christ
     
  • -Strengthened by the power of God's Word
     
  • -Sharing God's love with our neighbors, our community and our world.
 
CORE VALUES
humility
The Bible teaches that we are all sinners and in need of God's grace, mercy and forgiveness.  This attitude also impacts the way we view each other. It keeps us from thinking too highly of ourselves and leads us to treat each other with love and respect. It is the basis of our slogan "…where people matter".
Authenticity
We seek to be honest in our relationships with God and with each other.  It is only through the transparency of genuineness that we can begin to grow in our love for God and each other. To develop relationships for fellowship, we have chosen the Life Group model to help people cultivate caring relationships.
Integrity
We believe that God is holy and we are created in His own image, God expects us to emulate His holiness. This means that we commit ourselves to not only believe certain facts about God, but to yield to the Holy Spirit to do the work of transforming our thoughts, attitudes, habits, and behavior, to tune our hearts to the heart of God.  Desiring spiritual integrity simply means that we want to make our "walk" match our “talk.”
Accountability
We recognize our need for input from each other.  We do this by developing the habits of encouraging, exhorting, and praying for one another.  We must hold each other to the high standards of holiness without passing judgment.
Diversity
We recognize the human tendency to gather only with those who look, think, and act just like we do.  Our church is a blend of cultures, genders, and generations.  We intend to make a concerted effort to reach out beyond our own cultural comfort zones.
Creativity
We believe that creativity began with God, the Creator of everything. God has given us the privilege of refashioning some of the elements of His creation to use in expressing what is in our hearts and minds.  We use a variety of these forms in the expression of gratitude and praise to God and in speaking to one another about the things of God.
Vibrancy
Faith in God should always be dynamic, never routine or static.  We will not allow our worship of God to become trivial or marginal.  We want to avoid sliding into spiritual complacency. To do this, we will seek to stimulate and challenge one another in ways that will stir our hearts to a living and vibrant faith.
Unity
One of the birth marks of a follower of Christ is the love we have for another.  We will show forgiveness and kindness in our relationships with one another.
Quality
Excellence honors God.  In response to His greatness and in gratitude for His monumental sacrifice for us, our attitude will be to pay tribute to Him with the best we have to offer.
Generosity
Jesus said how we invest our treasure shows where our hearts are.  Generous financial support to the church through our tithes and offerings is expected and blessed by God.
 
WHAT WE BELIEVE

About The Bible

We believe that the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

 

About Our Living God 

We believe that there is only one living and true God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are equal and perfect in every divine attribute, and execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Revelation 4:11).

 

About Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ, true God and true man, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe in His sinless life, miracles, and the truth of his teachings. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate (Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:38-39; Philippians 2:5-8, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 9:24; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 2:2).

 

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus, and to convict men of sin, unrighteousness, and judgment. He regenerates (gives spiritual life in Jesus Christ), sanctifies (empowers for holy living), and indwells every believer. His ministry includes the provision of comfort, guidance, instruction, and enablement for godly living and service. The miraculous sign gifts given during the early days of the Church were for a special time and purpose, and not intended to be a pattern for the present day (John 3:5-7; 16:8-11, 14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:7,13; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 12:12; Hebrews 2:1-4; 9:22).

 

About Mankind

We believe that man was created by God in his image. By willful transgression man fell into sin and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are sinners by nature and choice, and under the condemnation of a holy God (Genesis 1:27; 3:1-6; 3:9-23; Psalm 14:1-3; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 5:10-19).

 

About Salvation 

We believe that the death of Jesus Christ and his resurrection provide the only basis for the justification and salvation of all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure. The true evidence of this new relationship appears in fruits of repentance, faith, and newness of life (John 10:27-30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; 1 John 3:6-7).

 

About Satan's Defeat

We believe that Satan, the prince of this world, is the open and declared enemy of God and man. He has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and he and all his angels will be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10).

 

About The Church 

We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons, who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The local church is a congregation of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized by immersion on credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, spiritual training, fellowship, and outreach (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 10:25).

 

About Two Symbols

We believe that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord's supper. Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal savior is a testimony of identification with Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is a memorial service, setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers, and only believers, should share in it (Matthew 3:16; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:28-32).

 

About the Return of Christ

We believe in the personal, premillenial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. This, our "blessed hope", has a vital bearing on our personal lives and service. There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment (John 5:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 20:11-15).

 

About the Civil Government 

We believe that civil government has been divinely appointed for the good of society. Leaders are to be prayed for, honored, and obeyed, except in things opposed to the Scriptures (Matthew 22:21; Acts 4:19-20; Romans 13:1,7)

 

About Family Commitment

We believe that the first institution established by God is the family. We commit ourselves to protect the marriage covenant between a man and woman, and maintain moral purity before and during marriage. Parents assume responsibility for the spiritual instruction and training of their children (Genesis 1:27; 2:18; Malachi 2:13-15; Mark 10:7-9; Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 13:4)