What We Believe
God is the Creator and Sovereign Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three Persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are all equal in divinity but different in roles. God’s ultimate purpose is to be glorified through His creation.
Salvation comes only by God’s unconditional sovereign grace, not our human works, and therefore He is ultimately the One who initiates, accomplishes, and maintains our salvation, and deserves all credit and glory for it. Our teaching on this topic would be consistent with that of the Protestant Reformers.
The Bible has been supernaturally provided, recorded, and preserved as God’s Word for our lives. To disbelieve or disobey the Bible is to disbelieve and disobey God.
God desires that the Church continue to observe two special practices (often referred to as “sacraments”) described in the New Testament — water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Through baptism a new believer publicly professes their saving faith and lifelong commitment to Christ. The Lord’s Supper serves as a reminder for the Christian of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection — a perfect, holy, and necessary sacrifice to pay the cost for our sins against God.
The Holy Spirit gives every believer unique talents and spiritual gifts to serve the body of Christ. Every single believer is important to God and to the Church. Some men are distinctly provided by God to serve as pastors of the local church to teach, counsel, and care for God’s children.
Our Heart: Authentic Christianity
"Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.... All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." (Acts 2:41-47)
The passage above is the snapshot that the Holy Spirit took at the birth of God’s Church. This was the first church. This was Authentic Christianity. These first Christians lived life the way God intended it to be so that we, almost 2,000 years later, could follow their example. We believe the Authentic Christianity described here, and throughout the New Testament, can best be summed up in one phrase: “Sacrificially serving Christ with our best friends.” Authentic Christianity is sacrificial, a life of serving Christ by serving others, and doing all of this in a fellowship of real friends. It is the continual pursuit and surprising pleasure of this Authentic Christianity that is the “heart” of The Core Campus Fellowship. Accordingly, our hope is to reproduce Christians who are sacrificially serving Christ with their best friends