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Welcome to Church Lunch is a wonderful opportunity for newcomers to ask questions of our staff and elders and get plugged into the ACC family. We ask that before attending, you walk through each of the items below in order to best prepare you and give you information about who ACC IS…
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READ THROUGH OUR CORE BELIEFS AND CORE PRACTICES
Auburn Community Church relentlessly reaches out to people who are far from God by revealing the grace of God available through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We also aggressively seek to strengthen those who already know God by mobilizing them to action in their faith. Although our approach is not traditional, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position. We believe that through the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are transformed, healed, and reconciled to a right relationship with God. It is our joy to share this news with the world.
We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us in all that it teaches. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God–breathed. What the Bible says, God says. What the Bible implies, God implies.
2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17; 2 PETER 1:20-21; MATTHEW 5:18; 22:29-33; JOHN 16:12-13
We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is one true Holy God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and equally possess all the attributes of deity and characteristics of personality. In the beginning, God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein.
GENESIS 1:1; 26-27, 3:22; PSALM 90:2; MATTHEW 28:19; 1 PETER 1:2; 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14
We believe Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
ISAIAH 7:14; 53; MATTHEW 1:18-23, 3:17, 8:29, 14:33, 16:16, 28:5-6; LUKE 22:70, 24:46-47; JOHN 1:1, 14, 10:30, 11:25-27, 17:1-5; ACTS 1:9, 2:22-24, 7:55-56; ROMANS 1:3-4, 3:23-26, 8:1-3, 10:4; 1 CORINTHIANS 8:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11; COLOSSIANS 1:15, 2:9; 1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6, 3:16
We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born–again persons. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control. We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church.
EPHESIANS 1:22-23, 5:25–27; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12–14; 2 CORINTHIANS 11:2; ACTS 14:27, 18:22, 20:17; 1 TIMOTHY 3:1–3; TITUS 1:5–11; ACTS 13:1–4, 15:19–31, 20:28; ROMANS 16:1, 4; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9, 16; 5: 4–7, 13; 1 PETER 5:1–4; MATTHEW 28:19-20; ACTS 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23–26
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
EPHESIANS 1:7, 2:8–10; JOHN 1:12; 1 PETER 1:18–19
We believe man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
JOHN 3:16, 36, ROMANS 6:23, 1 JOHN 2:25, 5:11-13, REVELATION 20:15.
We believe The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
GENESIS 1:2; JUDGES 14:6; JOB 26:13; PSALMS 51:11, 139:7; ISAIAH 61:1-3; JOEL 2:28-32; MATTHEW 1:18, 3:16, 4:1, 12:28-32, 28:19; MARK 1:10,12; LUKE 1:35, 4:1,18-19, 11:13, 12:12, 24:49; JOHN 4:24, 14:16-17,26, 15:26, 16:7-14; ACTS 1:8, 2:1-4,38, 4:31, 5:3, 6:3, 7:55, 8:17,39, 10:44, 13:2, 15:28, 16:6, 19:1-6; ROMANS 8:9-11,14-16, 26-27; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:10-14, 3:16, 12:3-11,13; GALATIANS 4:6; EPHESIANS 1:13-14, 4:30, 5:18; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:19; 1 TIMOTHY 3:16, 4:1; 2 TIMOTHY 1:14, 3:16; HEBREWS 9:8,14; 2 PETER 1:21; 1 JOHN 4:13; 5:6-7; REVELATION 1:10, 22:17
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
GENESIS 1:26-27; ROMANS 3:22-23, 5:12; EPHESIANS 2:1–3, 12
At ACC, our core practices are the foundational elements of what it looks like to practically be involved in the life of our church.
The price of community is the sacrifice of commitment.
We believe that true, lasting life-change happens n the context of community and that the church is people, not a place.
Using our gifts, time and talents so others will come to know Jesus.
We believe in stewarding well what the Lord has given us to serve our church and our community.
Bringing back to God what He has entrusted to us.
We believe in “bringing the tithe” because we bring back to God what has always been his.