The following are the core beliefs of Park Community Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. They are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and each of whom is worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience.
The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. The salvation of humanity is wholly a sovereign work of God’s grace, not the result, in whole or in part, of human effort or works of goodness.
Jesus Christ, the eternal second person of the Godhead, lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily made amends for the sins of humankind by dying on the cross as their substitute. He satisfied divine justice and accomplished salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
The Holy Spirit
The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to humankind the saving work of Christ.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. Those who follow Christ will exist eternally together with Christ in the kingdom of heaven. Those who do not know Christ will be separated from God for eternity.
The result of union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of His body, the Church. The one true Church is composed of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Wherever God’s people meet regularly, there is the local expression of the Church.
Faith and Practice
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. This church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, in these areas each believer should seek the wise counsel of others in the church and then be led by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible.