Who We Are

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Our Vision Is To:

CONNECT

with God and Community


RENEW

People by His Word


Go

Where He Leads

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CRETE CHURCH BELIEVES

The Bible is God's unique revelation to people.

It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.


There is only one God.

Creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other.


All people are created in God's image.

All people are created in God's image and matter deeply to Him. Central to the message of the Bible is that God loves people and invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other.

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THE BIBLE TEACHES US THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE BORN LOST FROM A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.

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Jesus Christ,

the second Person of the Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. He will return to consummate history and fulfill the eternal plan of God.


All Believers Are Members of the Body of Christ,

the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines.


The Holy Spirit,

the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ. He also dwells in all believers. He is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives and gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world.


The Local Church is a Congregation of Believers Who Gather

for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission — reaching lost people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ. 


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Westminster Confession of Faith

Crete Church abides by the Westminster standards.

The following PDF documents contain the Confession and Catechisms with full Scripture proofs (several are quite large; please wait for them to load):

 

Title Page, Table of Contents, and Preface

Westminster Confession of Faith with Scripture Proofs (658K)

Larger Catechism with Scripture Proofs, Part 1 (questions 1-115) (418K)

Larger Catechism with Scripture Proofs, Part 2 (questions 116-196) (379K)

Shorter Catechism with Scripture Proofs

Scripture Index