The following statements of faith have been extracted from the Doctrinal Guidelines of Christ’s Church of Flagstaff – the Biblical guidelines which govern the ministry of CCoF.
At Christ’s Church we seek a unity of understanding in the essentials of our faith, yet we do not suggest that we must agree on all things pertaining to our individual walk with Christ. On many issues we have the freedom to disagree. In the essentials of our faith we must have unity, in non-essential beliefs we practice liberty and in all things we desire to show charity and love. Unity in the body of Christ (the church) depends on harmony and mutual trust in the leadership and complete adherence to these guidelines.
1. We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of our world and Father and Lord of our lives.
2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only living Son of God and our Savior and Lord. Through Him, God opened the way of abundant and eternal life to all who would call on Christ’s name, through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
3. We believe that the Holy Spirit is God Himself, encouraging, guiding and transforming us according to the desires of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the authoritative rule of faith and practice for the members of Christ’s Church of Flagstaff.
5. We believe that all persons of all races have been created in the image of God and stand in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The church exists to serve the world-we want to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, offer hospitality to the stranger, clothe the naked, minister to the sick, and visit the imprisoned as Jesus has instructed.
Christ’s Church of Flagstaff is affiliated with the Christian Churches of America. This brotherhood comprises nearly 6,000 churches throughout America and up to 2,000 churches internationally. It is a movement which began on the western frontier of Pennsylvania in 1835 and has become the largest indigenous Christian movement in American history.
Christian churches are committed to establishing local congregations, which are overseen by local leadership, and are committed to adhering to the principles revealed in the New Testament. The NACC, our national convention, is committed to providing times of national worship, preaching, teaching, and equipping God’s people to be more effective in ministry, but is not empowered to establish local doctrine or policy. We are committed to remaining a member of the Christian Churches of North America and it is an essential element of our charter and by-laws.
In our local congregation, nearly 30 different Christian backgrounds have come together and are serving Christ in perfect Christian love and harmony.