ANCHOR COMMUNITY CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, Truth without error, sufficient for all our needs, and final authority for faith and life.
We believe in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Who is holy, loving, good, wise, and almighty; Who has created all things by His word out of nothing, who sustains, provides for, and rules all things; Who is our only redeemer, and Who will judge all people.
We believe that God created men & women in His image & likeness for fellowship with Himself. We believe that He instituted marriage between man and woman only, and assigned humanity to carry out the creation mandate to multiply, tend the earth and all its inhabitants.
We believe that Adam sinned and by his descendants the entire human race was alienated from God, are depraved, and totally lost.
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is fully God, and became a man in order to become the perfect sacrifice for our sins; that He died on the cross, and rose again to defeat Satan and the grave; and returned to be with the Father, and sent the Holy Spirit to intercede for His people.
We believe that salvation exists only through repentance of sins and faith in Jesus Christ & His finished work. We believe that Christ calls, regenerates, justifies, forgives, sanctifies, keeps, and glorifies His people.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who has been sent to complete & perfect in us all the works Jesus did for us. We believe the Spirit convicts of sin, regenerates, sanctifies, gives gifts for ministry, and assures us of our salvation.
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the bodily resurrection of believers, and the final judgment of the saved and unsaved. We believe in the eternal presence of the saved with Christ, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
Anchor Community Church Purpose, Mission & Value Statements
Purpose Statement: To Be A Preview Of Coming Attractions
In other words, for us to live and work together as if the Kingdom of God were fully present in the world today. One day Christ will return, and when He does, God will fully usher in His new Kingdom and make a new heaven and new earth. We make it our mission to try to be an example (a preview/glimpse) of what God's Kingdom will be like when it is fully present.
Mission Statement: How To Achieve Our Purpose Statement
F.E.E.D. My Sheep
- F = Fellowship ~ encouraging, supporting, and edifying each other in our walk and service to God.
- E = Exalt ~ we exalt God in song, the giving of offerings, and in studying His Holy Word.
- E = Evangelize ~ to reach a lost world for Christ, sharing the Gospel of His death, burial, resurrection, and His one day Second Coming to usher in fully His Kingdom.
- D = Discipleship ~ to disciple people (after they are redeemed by Christ); to help them mature into Christ-honoring people…so that they too will share Christ with others, and also be (individually) previews/glimpses of Christ.
Value Statement (the values/principles that guide how we achieve our mission and purpose)
Bible-Centered Preaching And Teaching
-We are committed to the clear and accurate communication of God's word
The Great Commission
-We desire to obey God’s command to go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teach to obey all that Christ has commanded.
-We make it our goal to spend time together, to uplift and encourage each other, edifying and building each other up for the mission of Christ, and expressing the theology of the cross: sacrificing self to help others flourish.
-We emphasize God’s grace, and strive to share grace with others in our continual struggle to serve and honor God in our everyday lives.
The Lordship Of Christ
-We make it our goal to recognize Christ’s authority, control, and ownership over all of creation. Thus, we are subject to Him, and will give an account to Him alone.
-All of Scripture is God breathed. We are committed to learning His Scriptures to the best of our ability, and to teach it to others. Learning is a task we treasure and enjoy.
-We are not professionals, but we are committed to giving Christ our all, and putting all our efforts into what we do…we serve & worship Him the best we possibly can.
-being laid-back, we strive to take each day and event as it comes. Not being bogged down by the status-quo, we are willing to “flow with the punches,” and try new, creative, and innovative ways to serve and honor Christ.
-Knowing each day is hard, and life often offers its struggles, we strive to remain positive, looking ahead, anchoring our hope on the fact that one day Christ will return and set the record straight…fully restoring our relationship with Him and with all of creation.
Anchor is a Southern Baptist Church in voluntary cooperation with the Woodland Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention of Michigan, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Mission partnership is what distinguishes Southern Baptists from other denominations. We are connected to each other through our participation in the Cooperative Program, North American Mission Board, International Mission Board and the Women's Missionary Union.