Beliefs

 The Word

The Bible is the authoritative voice of God and is a complete, finished, and inspired work to guide and rule our lives.

 

 Jesus

Jesus was born of a virgin, lived 33 sinless years, and died on a cruel cross as a substitution for our sins.

 

 Salvation

We are saved at the cross by grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense).

 

 Holy Spirit

The person of the Holy Spirit is given to us as a gift from Jesus when we accept Him as our Savior.

 

 Baptism

We practice baptism as a visible sign of the grace we’ve accepted at the cross of Jesus. Baptism allows us to participate in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

 

 Communion

Communion, remembering the blood and body of Jesus on the cross, should be taken regularly. We take communion each week because we need to be confronted with the cross of Jesus at least weekly. We come face-to-face with the cross simply because we are weak humans who sin a lot.

 

 Doctrines

Doctrines are man-made mechanics to try and understand God. Like springs on a trampoline, they help us to jump, but the point is to jump! The real principles of “doctrines” are to live for Jesus, and not argue.

 

 Spiritual Growth

The more we get to know God (the Great I Am), the more questions we will have.

 

 Prayer

Prayer moves the hand of God.

 

 Worship

Worship is a privilege and a lifestyle that goes beyond an hour on Sunday morning.

 

 Excellence

Excellence is giving God our best with the gifts we have been given. Excellence is absolutely necessary as we serve a great and excellent God.

 

 Spiritual Gifting

The Church should operate out of joy and spiritual giftedness… so that the right people are serving in the right places. Our greatest resources are people.

 

 Community Groups

The best place for life-change and growth happens when a small group (Community Group) of people commit themselves to each other and to Jesus.

 

 The Church

The Church is much bigger than Cumberland, and our desire is to be the Church wherever we go — instead of just going to church on Sundays.

 

 Children

Kids are a tremendous gift from God.

 

 Tithing

Tithing (the Old Testament concept of giving 10% of your income back to God) is a great way to gauge the heart of a maturing believer.