St. James Community Church is a non denominational church that has a strong set of core values and beliefs that serve as the pillars on which we build.
What We Believe:
- The sole basis for our beliefs is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of deity. (2 Timothy 3:16)
- God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need Gods saving grace to end our alienation from Him.
Salvation comes only through Gods grace - not human effort - and must be received personally
by repentance and faith. (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1-15)
- Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- The Holy Spirit draws people to Christ and indwells the believer to live an overcoming and victorious Christian life. (Romans 15:13). We believe in and depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to meet our need, in every arena of life. We believe in the present day gifts of the Holy Spirit that empower Christians to live the life God intends for them.