South Ridge Church is a non-denominational Christian community that exists to provide people with the opportunity to experience real life, real relationships, and real purpose through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Typically, people experience South Ridge through three environments: Weekend Services, Community Groups, and Strategic Service Teams.

We are glad you are taking a moment to get to know South Ridge Church. Please read on to get to know the staff here at South Ridge, our statement of faith, and what are core values are. 

 

The Scripture

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is unique in that every portion and every word was inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was without error in the original manuscripts, and has been passed down to us with great accuracy. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life in this age. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God

There is but one God, everywhere present; infinite in power and knowledge; perfect in justice, goodness, and love; Creator of the universe; eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. (Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 147:16; Proverbs 15:3;James 1:13; Matthew 28:18; John 10:30; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:3; John 14:16; Acts 5:3-4)

Man

God created the first man and woman in His own image and appointed them to rule and care for the earth. They lived in perfect relationship with God and each other. God instituted marriage, which is the life-long union of one man and one woman and the foundation for bearing and raising children in a family. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:24)

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The Fall

The first man and woman doubted God’s goodness and rebelled against Him. In judgment, God brought death into the world and creation fell from its state of perfection. Since then, all human beings are born with a corrupted nature and without spiritual life and are under the wrath of God because of their sin. (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)

Jesus Christ

God the Father, by His own choice, for His own glory, and out of love for sinful men and women, sent his Son, Jesus, the Christ, into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was God in the flesh, both true God and true man. Jesus lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God's justice and declaring righteous all those who trust in Him alone. (John 3:16; 10:30; Romans 5:8; Matthew 1:18; John 1:1, 10-13; Isaiah 53:5-6; Mark 10:45; John 14:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18)

The Resurrection

Three days after His crucifixion, God raised Jesus from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He bodily ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own. (1 Corinthians 15:2-4; Philippians 2:9-11)

Salvation

Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of their own works, goodness, or religious observances, but by the undeserved favor of God alone which was given through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God forgives and accepts all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10, 13)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins, and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He permanently indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, guides them into truth, and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God. (John 14-16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Titus 3:5)

Assurance

All who are born again of the Spirit can, through the sure promises of God, be fully assured that God will complete the work He has begun in them. They are sealed with the Holy Spirit, who is God’s deposit, guaranteeing their eternal inheritance. Good works are not the basis for acceptance by God, but as believers grow in doing good, they grow in their assurance that they are truly children of God and that they will be with the Lord when they die. (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:31-38; Ephesians 1:3-5, 13; 1 John 5:9-13; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

Jesus' Future Coming

The Lord Jesus Christ will physically return to earth to reign in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment. The righteous will receive immortal bodies and be welcomed into eternal fellowship with God in a world where all things will be made new. (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15: 50-58; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:1-5)

Baptism and The Lord's Supper

Jesus commanded that those who believe in Him are to be baptized in water as a declaration of faith and a symbol of new birth in Christ. He also instructed His followers to remember Him by partaking in the Lord’s Supper, which reminds us of His death, resurrection, and future coming. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-41,8:38-39; Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30; Romans 6)

The Church

All true believers, whether Jew or Gentile, male or female, rich or poor—people of all ages and races—make up the Church worldwide as God’s family. They should gather together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching, in order to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry out the “Great Commission” that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:19-20. (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:24-25)

Grace of God

God's grace through Jesus Christ is the basis and power, not only of our personal lives, but also of our ministry. 

 

Commitment to God and His Word

Our aspiration is that our ministries will be marked by a wholehearted devotion to God, through prayer and by studying, obeying and teaching His Word. 

 

The Great Commission

Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples of all the nations. 

 

Church

The local church is God's vehicle for accomplishing the Great Commission. The church is the place for winning people to Christ, building them to maturity, raising up leaders, and for preparing church planting teams to be sent out for the expansion of God's kingdom. 

 

Church Leadership

We place a priority upon raising up pastors and other leaders of Christ-like character within the local church. 

 

Love and Unity

We desire our ministry to be marked by a Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty, and unity with fellow believers. 

 

Raising Godly Families

Strong families are the foundation for strong churches. Therefore we make it a priority to equip members and pastors in building their marriages and families. 

 

Every Member A Minister

All Christians are empowered through the Holy Spirit to be workers in the church, not just the pastors. Therefore, we seek to equip each member to utilize his/her spiritual gifts to serve others.