Hartford Christian Church is affiliated with the Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. We embrace that there will be differing theological views among our leadership and hold tightly to the principle, “In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things love.” We adhere to the following belief system:
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We believe that the Bible is the divinely preserved and inspired Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16.) Therefore, we will use the Bible as the guide for our counseling, writing, training, worship and speaking ministries.
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user God The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit
We believe God is eternally and simultaneously both one and three: Father, Son, and Spirit. (John 17:11; 1 Corinthians 3:16)
We believe that Jesus Christ was, in the flesh, both God and man…and that he died for our sins…and that he arose from the dead. (John 1:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the indwelling Presence of God in the believer. He equips and empowers us for personal growth and service in the church and in the world.(John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
eye Sin & Salvation
We believe that every person has a worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fallen short of God’s perfection, making union with God by human effort impossible. (Romans 3:23)
We believe that forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life are available to all people who will accept the free gift of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-17)
We believe that those trusting Christ should repent of their sins, confess their faith, and be baptized into the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19-20)
We believe that the church is the community of God and the body of Christ on earth and exists to reach those who are far from Christ and to disciple believers. (Matthew 28:19-20) We believe that Christ’s church is the only hope for mankind (Matt. 16:18)
We believe that leadership is the hope of the church (2 Tim. 2:2)
We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, to take the church to heaven for eternity. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)