Maple Ridge Community Church

To be a community of believers through which Jesus Christ reveals Himself - locally, nationally, and internationally - by transforming people's lives, equipping them for life, leadership and service, and reviving His Church.

Our Mission: We believe Godís purpose for Maple Ridge Community Church is to glorify Himself through our becoming a living, life-giving expression of His redemptive presence throughout our community and the world.

Our Means: We are therefore called as co-laborers with God to extend His Kingdom through evangelism that is strategic and compassionate; by discipling believers into being fully devoted followers of Jesus and through the work of renewal in His Church.

Our Method: We believe this happens as we grow into the likeness of His Son Jesus Christ in both our character and ministry through the transforming and enabling power of His Holy Spirit.

Worship of the Living God -- which exalts and adores him as the only one, true and holy God who reigns in majesty on high and who, with condescending love, ministers grace, mercy and truth to people through Jesus Christ; -- worship which invites the Holy Spirit to make real among us the presence and power of Christ, and which calls people to draw near to him with their hearts in obedient response to his Word.

Community of Believers -- which provides a healing environment of love, acceptance and mutual commitment to God's purpose for their lives; a community where people can discover their true identity in Christ, and together, fulfill their God-given potential through meaningful and fruitful service for him.

Discipleship of Believers -- which demonstrates Christ's character and ministry, equips for spiritual battle and service, and demonstrates by values, lifestyles and outreach an unreserved commitment to Christ and his kingdom.

Advancement of the Kingdom of God -- which communicates his message, manifests his power, demonstrates his compassion and sends out his servants into our community and the world.

There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon a cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and of judgment.

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The prospect of the impenitent and unbelieving person is existence forever in conscious torment, and that of the believer in Christ is to have everlasting joy and bliss.

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become children of God.

Personal Life & Ministry
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are valid and operative today in the church for the purpose of carrying out the message and ministry of Jesus and that the fruit of the Holy Spirit should be increasingly evident in a Christian's life.

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.

The Church
The Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, edification through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and the observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Future State
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.

The Second Coming
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillenial. This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.

* This statement is not in the official statement of faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. It does reflect the perspective of the denomination on the subject of spiritual gifts.

Maple Ridge Community Church is a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. The Christian and Missionary Alliance is an alliance of evangelical believers, joined together in local churches, committed to fulfilling the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19 and 20 instruct us, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."

We are Christian because we believe and follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are missionary because we are committed to reaching unreached people with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our mission statement reads, "The Christian and Missionary Alliance is committed to world missions, stressing the fullness of Christ and preaching the gospel to the ends of the earth." Since our beginning in 1887, the Alliance has grown to a worldwide constituency of over 2.5 million including the United States and Canada. We have ministries in 56 countries and territories around the world.

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