What we believe
At Stanley Park Community Church our style is contemporary, but our message is Classic Christianity.
We believe in one eternal God, who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
About the Bible
We believe that the Bible is the revealed word of God. It is accurate, applicable to our everyday lives, and the ultimate source of authority for faith and life.
We believe that God was incarnated in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again in victory over sin and death. Jesus will someday return to earth and Christians will be with him eternally.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness of sin and salvation, we must repent, believe by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. The work of Jesus on the cross, and the subsequent resurrection from the grave, paves the way for the expanse of sin to be closed and for us to be reconciled to God by faith.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, helper, teacher, and guide, powerfully indwells every follower of Jesus at the moment of salvation, and through maturity and surrender, endows every believer with the spiritual gifts for ministry and the building up of the church.
About the Church
We believe that the church is of God and established by God. The church is the gathering or assembly of those united by faith in Jesus Christ. Common elements of “church” are worship, teaching, fellowship, service, prayer, and sacraments.
We believe that God’s desire is to mobilize all those who believe in Jesus Christ to be “on mission” to those who do not yet know Jesus. We are not saved merely to be kept safe; we are brought in to relationship with Jesus so that we may help others enter a realationship with Jesus as well.
We believe that everyone who follows Jesus is a “disciple.” Some disciples have been on the Jesus-path for years, and some for days. The point is to be on the path. We believe that discipleship is a lifelong process of becoming more and more like Jesus as we live like him, love like him, and serve like him.