Passion is an evangelical Christian church that upholds all of the core doctrines of the evangelical movement. We believe the Bible is the foundation and source of all truth, our moral compass, and the final authority on all matters of ethics and doctrine.
We are also a Spirit-filled church that views Scripture through the lens of renewal theology. We believe all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers today to strengthen and equip the church.
Our Statement of Faith below summarizes our essential, non-negotiable doctrines. With regard to all other doctrines, we adopt the approach of Saint Augustine, who said, "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity."
We believe the goal of all right doctrine is to help us grow in love for God and love for people (Matthew 22:37-40). We love the body of Christ and it is not necessary for us to agree on doctrine in order to love and support other Christian churches and Christ-followers.
BIBLE | We believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired Word of God, and the only foundation for life.
GOD | We believe in one God who exists in three distinct, equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
JESUS | We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to heaven.
HOLY SPIRIT | We believe the Holy Spirit resides in the heart of all who put their faith in Christ. We believe that all believers should be filled with the Holy Spirit and utilize the spiritual gifts He has given them.
CREATION | We believe in the Biblical account of creation. God is the Creator of the universe and everything in it, including mankind.
SALVATION | We believe that we are saved by grace (God’s unmerited favor). Salvation cannot be earned through good works. It is God’s free gift to those who repent of their sins and put their faith in Jesus Christ.
WATER BAPTISM | We believe that all believers should be water baptized as a public confession of their faith in Jesus Christ.
ETERNAL LIFE | We believe that Jesus came to earth and died so that we can live an “abundant life” here on earth and enjoy eternal life in heaven after we die.
SECOND COMING | We believe that Jesus Christ will physically return to the earth one day to judge the wicked, and to gather and reward His followers.
MARRIAGE | We believe in and uphold the biblical definition of marriage as an exclusive, conjugal union between one man and one woman. Marriage was ordained by God at creation and is the basic institution of society.