What We Believe

Our Founding Scripture Is Luke 4:18-19  
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has chosen me to bring the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save His people."

Our Mission                                                                                                                 
To bring the evidence of Luke 4:18-19 into the lives of all men and women who will believe!

Our Vision                                                                                                                  
To reach all people with the Good News of the Gospel. Through Sunday Services, classes and events, our goal is to meet the spiritual needs of the entire family. Encouragement, friendship, family and true community are all part of God's plan for the Southtowns and beyond.

What We Believe At Southtowns Christian Center

God – Jesus - Spirit              I John 5:7
There is one God, Creator of all things. Eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Bible                             2 Timothy 3:16
The entire Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.

Jesus            The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
In the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal future return to the earth in power and glory.

Repentance       Mark 1:4  Mark 2:17  I John 1:7
That the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary.

Grace                 Romans 3:23-26
That all men have sinned, but are justified through grace by faith in Christ's death and resurrection.

New Life             John 3:3; 5-7
In the Born Again experience and baptism of the Holy Spirit as it was on the day of Pentecost and the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The Second Coming Of Christ            Matthew 25:31-46
In the resurrection of the dead, the Second Coming of Christ, and the eternal happiness of the saved and the eternal punishment of those who have rejected God's plan of salvation through Christ.

Healing                      Matthew 4:23      Matthew 9:35
In divine healing, through faith and that it is the Christian's right and privilege to trust God for their healing when they are sick and afflicted.

Open Communion       Luke 22:18-20     I Cor 11:23-26
All who believe and acknowledge Jesus Christ as their personal Lord & Savior are welcome to celebrate at the communion table.

Baptism                       Acts 8:36-37        Matthew 28:19
Symbolizes the burial of our sinful nature we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as we rise up out of the water. (Infants and children under the age of "reason" can be "dedicated" unto the Lord.)

Power For Living        Galatians 5:16, 25
In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.