What We Believe

THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE – At the end of the day, we appeal to the authority of scripture. We value open dialogue, but will always uphold The Bible, as we have it, and as best as we can understand it, as the standard.
 

Christ – We believe in Jesus Christ as God incarnate, Lord, Savior, and coming King. We believe in the one triune God, made up of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Humanity – God created humans in His own image. But rather than loving and obeying God, human sin has resulted in eternal separation from God and causes many problems in life. God’s mission for the church is to invite humanity back into a relationship with himself through Christ.

Redemption – We believe that humans are completely unable to make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Salvation is found only in Jesus Christ; it is the free gift of God’s grace.

Incarnational Mission – We believe that God works through us as individuals and as a church to accomplish his mission to rescue and redeem humanity.
 
Spirit and Spiritual Gifts – We rely on the Holy Spirit and believe that one way he works in the life of Christ’s followers is to equip them to serve as part of the body of Christ. Spiritual giftedness and faithfulness determines where and how we serve.
 
Transformation by Living the Gospel – We believe that people are transformed and changed to be more like Christ as they live out “the good news of the Kingdom of Heaven.” As we trust this good news we begin to live differently, and our lives are conformed to the likeness of Christ.
 
Immersion and Communion – Since we seek to follow the Bible in faith and practice, we practice believer baptism by immersion under water and we celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday.
 
Authentic Community – We believe that when the gospel is lived out in community, we truly begin to understand what it means to be in relationship with God and to love others as we’ve been loved.
 
New Life – Only through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit are Christians able to grow, to live Christ-like lives, to witness, to serve and to give. As Jesus said, “Apart from me, you can do nothing.”
Safeharbor Christian Church
730 Upsala Road
Sanford, FL 32771