BELIEFS

— WHAT WE BELIEVE


WE HOLD TO THE HISTORIC TEACHINGS OF CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY AS ARTICULATED IN THE APOSTLES’ AND THE NICENE CREEDS. WE ALSO SUBSCRIBE TO RECENT SUMMARIES OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AS FORMULATED IN THE LAUSANNE COVENANT & CAPE TOWN COMMITMENT.


APOSTLE'S CREED

I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.

I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, HIS ONLY SON, OUR LORD, WHO WAS CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT,
BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY, SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE,
WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED, AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED TO THE DEAD.

ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN; HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN,
HE IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER,
AND HE WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.

I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH,
THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS,
THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY, AND THE LIFE EVERLASTING.

AMEN.

NICENE CREED

I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND OF ALL THINGS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE.

AND IN ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER BEFORE ALL WORLDS; GOD OF GOD, LIGHT OF LIGHT, VERY GOD OF VERY GOD; BEGOTTEN, NOT MADE, BEING OF ONE SUBSTANCE WITH THE FATHER, BY WHOM ALL THINGS WERE MADE.

WHO, FOR US HUMANS FOR OUR SALVATION, CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, AND WAS INCARNATE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF THE VIRGIN MARY, AND WAS MADE MAN; AND WAS CRUCIFIED ALSO FOR US UNDER PONTIUS PILATE; HE SUFFERED AND WAS BURIED; AND THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN, ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES; AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND SITS ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER; AND HE SHALL COME AGAIN, WITH GLORY, TO JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD; WHOSE KINGDOM SHALL HAVE NO END.

I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY GHOST, THE LORD AND GIVER OF LIFE; WHO PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER AND THE SON; WHO WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON TOGETHER IS WORSHIPPED AND GLORIFIED; WHO SPOKE BY THE PROPHETS.

I BELIEVE IN ONE HOLY UNIVERSAL AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH.
I ACKNOWLEDGE ONE BAPTISM FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS; AND I LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME.

AMEN.

 

MISSION & VISION

— OUR STATEMENTS


OUR MISSION STATEMENT ANSWERS THE QUESTION, “WHY DO WE EXIST?”

OUR VISION STATEMENT ANSWERS THE QUESTION, “WHAT WILL THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE WHEN WE FULFILL OUR MISSION?”

OUR MISSION IS WHAT THE CHURCH’S MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN:

“GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND TEACHING THEM TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. AND SURELY I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, TO THE VERY END OF THE AGE.”

 - MATTHEW 28:19–20 -



WE DISTILL THIS MISSION INTO TWO CLEAR DIRECTIVES:

1.THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL TO ALL PEOPLE, RESULTING IN THEIR BECOMING DISCIPLES OF JESUS.

2.THE TRANSFORMATION OF THOSE DISCIPLES CHARACTER INTO THE CHARACTER OF JESUS HIMSELF.



WE BELIEVE BY FAITH THAT THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE MISSION WILL RESULT IN THE REALIZATION OF THE VISION.

OUR VISION: IN SAN DIEGO AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

WE ARE A COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO PRACTICING THE WAY OF JESUS, TOGETHER IN SAN DIEGO. WE DO THIS BY BEING WITH JESUS, BECOMING LIKE JESUS, AND DOING WHAT JESUS DID. WE GATHER ON SUNDAYS AND SCATTER THROUGHOUT THE CITY IN LARGE AND SMALL COMMUNITIES, SEEKING RENEWAL IN OUR CITY.