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WHAT WE BELIEVE
WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out. We’re committed to the mission that Jesus Christ gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18–20).

The following statements reflect the heart of the Church of God:
  • Salvation makes us members of God’s church. We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our lives to Christ (John 3:1–7).
  • Christians are called to be one. We believe that God calls all followers of Christ to live in unity and peace, regardless of who they are or the church they attend (Gal 3:28). While we may not agree on everything, we can rally around our subject, Jesus.
  • We must be holy. We believe that followers of Christ have been called to live a life of love, purity, and godliness. We are called to live like Christ, taking on a new nature (2 Cor 5:17).
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We also embrace these biblical principles:
  • The Lordship of Jesus. There is one Lord, who is God’s Son Jesus Christ, over the church. Christ is the church’s ultimate authority on all matters (Acts 2:36).
  • Making Disciples. Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow Christ.
  • Loving God and Neighbor. We are called to fulfill Matthew 22:37–39, not only loving God with our entire being, but also loving all that he loves.
  • The Work of the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23), which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us.
  • Stewardship. Since God is the source of life, all of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of God (Psalm 24:1).

You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God. Though we have differences, we share a common story of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).

We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God.

MISSION
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VISION

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to equip a community to worship God and live on mission for the Gospel.

Ephesians 4:12 tells us that the role of church leaders is to "equip the saints for the work of the ministry." All saints—all Christians—are called to live out God's ministry to the world. We hope to equip the community of Bridge Point to joyfully live out our calling as a people of God: to worship him fully and live on mission for him faithfully.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be a reflection of the nature and character of God and to see lives transformed by the Gospel for God's great glory through our great joy in Jesus.

Everything we do is through the lens of our vision. In every facet of our ministry, we want to fulfill our calling as followers of Jesus. He came to transform lives, and so we seek to do the same. As we find joy in following Jesus—as we find joy in who he is and living out our identity in him—we bring God our Father glory, which is our ultimate end as humans created in his image.