What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

ChangePoint is a community of people learning who God is and how we can follow Jesus together. We are students of the Bible and as students we grow and mature over time. Therefore, we do not expect everyone in our community to think alike or to believe alike. In fact, we value diversity of thought and application. There are, however, fundamental truths from God’s Word that we hold fast to protect our unity and direct our journey together.

The Bible

The Bible is inspired by God, error-free in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority in life.

(Psalm 19; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

The Nature of God

There is but one living and true God, who is one in essence, while eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Though each person of the Godhead possesses the same nature, each functions differently.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Father

The first person of the Trinity orders all things according to his pleasure. He graciously involves himself in human affairs, answers prayer, and saves all who come to him through Christ.

(Psalm. 139: 1-16; 1 Corinthians. 8:6; John 5:17)

The Son

Jesus Christ is both the eternal Son of God and virgin-born Son of man. Fully God and fully man, He surrendered nothing of His deity during his earthly life. His sinless life and his death satisfied the Father’s justice concerning sin. We believe in his bodily resurrection, physical ascension, and visible return to earth to establish his earthly kingdom.

(John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter. 1:3-5)

The Holy Spirit

The third person of the trinity invades the life of Christ followers the moment they surrender to God’s grace. The Spirit makes us aware of our sin. The Spirit teaches us to love God, empowers us to follow Jesus and enables us to love and serve others.

(Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13-14, Galatians 5:22-25)

Human Nature

Humans were created in God’s image to enjoy His fellowship and fulfill His will. Because humans fell into sin through disobedience, all are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. This deadening effect spreads to all, as each is born with a sinful nature.

(Genesis 1:25-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)


Christ’s death is the only sacrifice sufficient for sin. All who by faith embrace the death of Christ as their substitution are declared righteous on the basis of his sacrifice and receive both forgiveness and eternal life. Jesus’ resurrection proves that the Father has accepted the Son’s death in our place. Followers of Jesus are marked by the Holy Spirit at the moment of their salvation and are therefore God’s children forever.

(John 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:11-14)

The Church

All regenerated people belong to one invisible church: the body of Christ. Followers of Jesus associate themselves in visible, local churches to minister Christ’s grace to the world.

(Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

The Future

The next great historical event will be the personal return of Jesus Christ. He will return to redeem his creation fully and to judge unrighteousness finally and completely. Though the time of Christ’s return is and will remain a mystery known only to the Father, it is certain.

(Zechariah 14:4-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:6)

Human Destiny

We believe in the physical resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous: the righteous to eternal fellowship with God, the unrighteous to eternal punishment, and conscious separation from God.

(Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:15, 22:3-5, 11)

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