CenterPointe is a Christian community that strongly believes in missional work in our neighborhoods.  This means that we serve our community and others with the same heart that Jesus did while He was here on earth.  We are intentional about service and also about creating opportunities where people can safely and comfortably explore who Jesus is.  We want each person to hear about and experience Jesus’ love for us.

CenterPointe is part of a denomination called the Christian Reformed Church, which is historically rooted in the Reformed and Presbyterian branch of Protestant churches.

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What We Believe

The following are key components of our beliefs, essential to our mission and who we are as CenterPointe Church.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Jesus is our Forgiver, our Savior and the Leader of all who place their trust in Him.

I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6

 

The Bible

In order to understand who God is, the relationship He wants with us, and the source of hope for life now and in eternity, we look to The Bible, the word of God to us.  The Bible is completely accurate and reliable. The more you read it the more you will see its relevance to life.

All your words are true; all your laws will stand forever. - Psalm 119:142-160

 

The Trinity

This is an abstract concept for us. God is the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three in one. All are God.  All are together one while remaining distinct from each other. Jesus declared in the great Commission to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and The love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. - 1 Corinthians 13:14

 

Salvation

We can’t save ourselves – it is the gift of God’s grace. People don’t get to heaven by being nice and doing good things. Jesus promised that those who believe in Him will be saved. We are saved by what Christ has done for us.  

There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them. - Acts 4:2

Resurrection

Resurrection means that after Jesus’ death and burial, He came alive again. Jesus resurrection assures us that we will rise as well, with a renewed body reconnected to our soul.

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him… - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

 

Eternal Life

All who trust in Jesus for salvation will spend eternity with God in heaven. Regardless of what this life holds, our true hope is in an eternity spent with God.  

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

 

Holy Spirit

We don’t have Jesus’ physical presence like the first disciples had, but we have the Holy Spirit within us all the time. The Holy Spirit is God just like Jesus is God and the Father is God. Among other things, the Holy Spirit empowers, comforts, guides, teaches, corrects and prompts us.

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. - John 14:16-17

 

Second Coming

Before leaving earth, Jesus told His disciples that He would return. Jesus' return will be a physical appearing. He will return in power to fully restore the world to its perfect intent.  

“After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven. - Acts 1:9-1

 

Our Purpose

Our lives have meaning and significance. When we place trust in Jesus, we look forward to heaven, but we also fulfill an important purpose now, telling others about Jesus, taking care of creation, redeeming what is broken, providing hope, and bringing God glory!

We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. - 2 Corinthians 5:20