Beliefs

See how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, humanity, and many significant aspects of our faith. Firmly rooted in Scripture, the beliefs of BCC guide our decisions as a church.

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

 

God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has existed eternally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are coequal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

Humanity

Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2

 

Salvation

Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

 

Eternity

You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

John 3:16, 1 John 2:25,  1 John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15

Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and eternal power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:10-14, 1 Peter 1:3-5

VALUES 

Learn the values that keep the vision of Brevard Community Church clear. These values reflect our priority to reach people with the Gospel. 

biblical authority

We believe the Bible is God’s Word and is without flaw. Therefore, it is our ultimate standard.

To what extent are you fulfilling what Scripture calls you to do and to be?

Serving others

We are called to be spiritual contributors, not spiritual consumers. We believe the church does not exist for us; we are the church and we exist for the world.

How are you leveraging your gifts for God’s purposes?

sacrifice

We give up things we love for the things we love even more. We believe it is more blessed to give than to receive – through our service and giving.

What are you giving up for the cause of Christ?

people

We believe God works through people, not programs. It is the church’s role to equip individuals to respond to God’s activity in their life.

What are you doing to help someone realize their God-given identity and purpose?

connecting with god

God is the ultimate power source for personal transformation. Lasting life change happens through intentional pursuit of Him.

How do you listen for God’s voice, and what steps do you take to obey when He speaks?

intentional relationships

There is power in full grace and complete truth, which is best experienced in intentional relationships. Doing life alone is deadly.

Who has your complete trust and can speak truths that you may not want to hear?