what we believe

The Eagle Rock Church accepts the Christian truths as set forth in the Apostles' Creed and has chosen the Declaration of Faith adopted by the National Council at Kansas City, MO, in 1913 for our church statement of faith . We acknowledge, accept, proclaim, and follow the Holy Scriptures as our authority and instruction in matters of faith and the practice of that faith.

We are followers of faith, freedom, and fellowship: The Congregational Way.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe in God the Father,  infinite in wisdom, goodness and love, and in Jesus Christ, his Son, our Lord and Savior, who for us and for our salvation lived and died and rose again and lives evermore, and in the Holy Spirit who takes the things of Christ and reveals them to us, renewing, comforting, and inspiring the souls of men.

We are united in striving to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made known or to be made known to us.

We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind, exalting the worship of the one true God, and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood.

Depending, as did our fathers, upon the continued guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth, we work and pray for the transformation of the world into the Kingdom of God. and we look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting.

POLITY

We believe in the freedom and responsibility of the individual soul, and the right of private judgment. We hold to the autonomy of the local church and its independence of all ecclesiastical control. We cherish the fellowship of the churches united in district, state, and national bodies, for counsel and cooperation in matters of common concern.

THE WIDER FELLOWSHIP

While affirming the liberty of our churches, and the validity of our ministry, we hold to the unity and catholicity of the Church of Christ, and will unite with all its branches in hearty cooperation; and will earnestly seek, so far as in us lies, that the prayer of our Lord for his disciples may be answered, that they all may be one.