What We Believe

CCF is based upon the following truths:

  • the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God
  • the uniqueness, divine inspiration, inerrancy, infallibility and authority of the Bible
  • the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ as necessary and sufficient for the redemption of the world, and the historic fact of His bodily resurrection
  • the only way to obtain eternal life is through repenting from a sinful life to a life of faith by trusting in Christ as Savior and Lord
  • the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration
  • the sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption, and final judgment
  • the expectation of the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ
For the sake of constitutional variety, these truths can also be expressed in part by the song "Creed" by Petra (below). All those who have leadership roles in the CCF must agree to the above basis of faith without reservation, confessing Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

Creed by Petra

I believe in God the Father—maker of heaven and earth
And in Jesus Christ His only Son
I believe in the virgin birth
I believe in the Man of Sorrows bruised for iniquities
I believe in the Lamb who was crucified and hung between two thieves

I believe in the resurrection on the third and glorious day
And I believe in the empty tomb and the stone the angel rolled away
He descended and set the captives free
And now He sits at God’s right hand and prepares a place for me

This is my creed—the witness I have heard
The faith that has endured
This truth is assured
Through the darkest ages past
Though persecuted, it will last
And I will hold steadfast to this creed

I believe He sent His Spirit to comfort and to reveal
To lead us into truth and light, to baptize and to seal
I believe that He will come back the way He went away
And receives us all unto Himself, but no man knows the day

I believe He is the Judge of all men, small or great
The resurrected souls of men receive from Him their fate
Some to death and some to life, some to their reward
Some to sing eternal praise forever to our Lord