Statement of Faith
Our Statement of Faith
A summary Statement of Faith for Inverness Vineyard Church
About the Scriptures: We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
About God: We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
About Humanity: We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
About Salvation: We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life: We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
Our full Statement of Faith is available at the Welcome Table located in the lobby of our Main Auditorium.
Summary Doctrinal Statement
- In essential beliefs, we have unity. “There is one Body and one Spirit…..there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all….” - Ephesians 4:4-62.
- In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty. “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters….Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God….So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” - Romans 14:1,4,12,223.
- In all our beliefs, we show love. “…If I hold in my mind not only all
human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that
can move mountains- but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” - 1
Corinthians 13:2 (Ph)