We believe the church is God’s vehicle for completing what Jesus started when He began His ministry to seek and save the lost. As a church, we endeavor to expand the Kingdom of God spiritually and numerically.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God spoken through men (2 Peter 1:19 – 21; 2 Timothy 3:16), is relevant to us today and everyday (Hebrews 4:12, 13), and is the sole basis for our beliefs. These Scriptures contain the authority of God and they reflect the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors.
Further, we believe in One God, in the form of three persons (which we call the Trinity), the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit, all having the power and authority of the eternal God.
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity of God. God’s plan from the beginning of time has been for Jesus Christ to be the Sacrificial Lamb whose offering would forever wash away the sins of those who turn to Him and accept Him as their Savior. He will come again on a day no one knows, to bring all those faithful to Him and His Word to Heaven to live eternally.
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity of God, draws people to Christ by convicting them of their sins. He also lives inside all believers (Acts 2:38). He is a comforter, and helps us live Christ-like lives. He gives us spiritual gifts to carry out his purpose in the church and in the world.
The Church is a group of Christ-followers who gather together as a community for encouragement, worship, service, prayer, spiritual and emotional healing, Bible teaching, and accountability. Our purpose for existence is to worship the One True God and to fulfill the Great Commission, to serve and reach lost people, to baptize them into Christ and to continue to teach them how to be completely devoted followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18 – 20)
The head of the Florissant Church of Christ is Jesus Christ. As a church, we seek to reflect His priorities in all we do and how we do it. No decision is ever made that would knowingly contradict any of Jesus’ teaching. In addition, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit (who lives in us), we desire to discern God’s direction for us as a church. Whenever we implement something new, it is with much prayer and with a desire to do God’s will. We always try to keep our eyes and hearts open to the next step God wants us to take.