Momentum Church Statement of Faith
In the essentials, unity.
In the non-essentials, freedom.
In all things, love.
Breaking it Down…
A loving God created us in His image in order for us to have a relationship with Him and with people.
Unfortunately, all of us at some point have believed the lie, rejected our true image, and wandered away from the truth of God’s love.
Romans 1:25, 3:23
Because of broken relationship, Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead to re-establish relationship with us and to give us life to the fullest, now and forever.
1 John 4:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
Relationship with God through Jesus brings us back into God’s family where we are joined together in a community of faith, love, and accountability with our adopted brothers and sisters.
1 John 4:11-12
The Holy Spirit empowers our relationship with God and others and helps us to maximize our gifts, abilities, experiences, and personality in order to live a life of purpose.
1 Peter 4:10-11
God has given us His inspired Word as a guide for living the truth and for making a difference in the lives of others.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We are called by God to bless others and help them find their way back to Him.
2 Corinthians 5:19-20
One day this world will end and God promises a new reality where suffering and pain don’t exist. As believers, we exist to look toward that hope but to also partner with God in sharing glimpses of that hope.
Three Sacraments Observed at Momentum Church:
Baptism: Baptism is a symbol of our identification with Christ and indicates the believer has put aside their old life and embraced new life in Jesus Christ. We observe baptism upon confession of faith for a believer. This is typically done by full immersion in water. While we recognize one’s previous baptism in another church organization, we only observe a believer’s baptism at Momentum Church. We do not require anyone to be re-baptized for membership. We do not practice infant baptism, but do hold child dedications regularly.
Communion: Communion is a symbol of remembrance meant to keep at the forefront of our lives the cost of our salvation. The bread and wine symbolize the body of Christ broken and blood of Christ shed to pay the price for our sin. We observe Open Communion at Momentum Church. This means ALL who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome to participate in communion. You do not have to be a member of our church, just a professing Christian in order to participate.
Marriage: Marriage is a symbol of physical and spiritual union between a man and a women in Christ. Marriage is a sacrament signifying to all the unity between a bride and groom placing Christ at the center of the relationship. We only observe and recognize Biblical Christian marriage, which is a union between one man and one woman. This definition of marriage is the central theme in Scripture from Genesis to Revelation and was affirmed by Jesus in Scripture. We believe all humans deserve dignity and respect and should be treated with love whether they embrace Biblical teaching or not.