WHAT WE BELIEVE
One Holy God – Eternally existent in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Holy Bible – Is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and the source of Christian belief and teaching.
Man – Was created in the image of God but fallen – lost and powerless to save himself.
Jesus Christ – Is the virgin-born Son of God and was crucified to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of all mankind. He arose from the dead; thereby conquering sin, death and the grave. Jesus will personally return to the earth in glory and take Christians to Heaven.
Man’s Only Hope – Is to believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
What We Celebrate – Water Baptism and Holy Communion are among the ways we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Every service is a celebration of the hope we have in Christ.
Healing – Consistent with His ministry on earth, Jesus Christ still offers healing for our physical, relational, and emotional needs.
Holy Spirit – Indwells those who receive Christ and empowers believers to live righteous and holy lives. We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, along with the Gifts of the Spirit found in 1 Corinthians 12. We believe these gifts are available to believers today.
Lifestyle – When a life is changed by the love of Christ, we begin a journey of becoming like Christ. It is displayed inwardly by joy and peace; outwardly by a life of integrity and service; and relationally by love and grace. Our lives are directed by the commandments found in God’s Word and the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
Eternity – Jesus will return and show himself to be King of Kings. No one knows the day or time that he will return. Life as we know it will come to an end and everyone will be held accountable for the choices in their lives. Heaven awaits those who have a personal relationship with God, without the influence of evil and pain. Separation from God (Hell) is filled with sorrow and awaits those who reject Christ as their savior.
The Church – The Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head, is comprised of believers who have been spiritually changed by the atonement of Jesus Christ and the personal work of the Holy Spirit. Christians are called to pursue God’s mission, both collectively and individually. For some it is a vocation, for all it is a passion.
Marriage – We believe God designed marriage as the union of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. We believe marriage reveals the intimate union between Christ and His church and is the most sacred of all relationships except for our relationship with God. We believe God has sanctioned marriage to provide the framework for intimate companionship and sexual expression according to Biblical standards. (Matthew 19:5-6, Romans 1: 26-29, Eph. 5:22-31, 1 Cor. 6:9-11, 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)
Baby Dedication – Baby Dedication is a ceremony in which Christian parents and sometimes entire families, stand before the church and make a commitment to raise their child according to the Word of God. Christian parents who dedicate a child are making a promise to the Lord to do everything within their power to raise the child in a godly way until he or she can make a decision for his or herself. (1 Samuel 1:11, Luke 2:22)
Three times per year we dedicate children to the Lord at each of our weekend services. You can register at the HUB or online.
Communion – Communion is “the believer’s meal,” a sacrament intended for Jesus’ followers, by which they acknowledge and remember his work on the cross. The Biblical foundation for Communion is Jesus’ final meal with His disciples the night before He was crucified. With His twelve friends gathered around Him for the traditional Jewish Passover meal, Jesus “took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, ‘This is My body, given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.’” (Luke 22:19-20)
Dream City Church extends an “open” Communion table, meaning the invitation to receive Communion during a service is open to any follower of Christ, regardless of membership at Dream City Church. People who have accepted His forgiveness and surrendered their lives to Him are invited to share the Communion table at Dream City Church.