What We Believe

Our Mission

Rush Creek Church exists to help people far from God become contagious followers of Jesus.

Our Vision

We are Forerunners of the faith,
united, to help people find and follow Jesus.

Our Values

Our values are to love God, value people, live generously, choose joy, and pursue excellence.

Statement of Beliefs

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22 Il Psalm 90:2 II Matthew 28:19 II 1 Peter 1:2 II 2 Corinthians 13:13

About You

You are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. You are the supreme object of God’s creation and love. Although you have tremendous potential for good, you are marred by an attitude of disobedience towards God called “sin.” This attitude separates you from God until the relationship is restored through a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27 II Psalms 8:3-6 II Isaiah 53:6 Il Romans 3:23 II Isaiah 59:1-21.

About Eternity

Humans were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal death in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16 Il l John 2:25; 5:11-13 II Romans 6:23 II Revelation 20:15.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23 II Isaiah 9:6 II John 1:1-5; 14:10-30 II Hebrews 4:14-15 II 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Romans 8:34 II Acts 1:9-11 II 1 Timothy 6:14-15 II Titus 2:13-15.

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of Forgiveness can we be saved from the penalty of our past, present and future sins. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.

Romans 6:23 Il Ephesians 2:8-9 II John 14:6; 1:12 II Titus 3:5 II Galatians 3:26 II Romans 5:16.

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is grace and the keeping power of God that gives this security. John 10:29 II 2 Timothy 1:12 II Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17 II John 16:7-13; 14:16-17 II Acts 1:8 II 2 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16 II Ephesians 1:13 Galatians 5:25 II Ephesians 5:18.

About The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any fundamental, theological, or doctrinal errors.
2 Timothy 3:16 II 2 Peter 1:20-21 II 2 Timothy 1:13 II Psalms 119:105, Psalms 119:160; 12:6 II Proverbs 30:5

About Sexual Immorality

God’s Word teaches that sexual intimacy is to only occur between a man and a woman who are ‘married’ to each other. ‘Marriage’ has only one meaning sanctioned by God to join one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. Any form of sexual immorality, such as ‘unbiblical ‘marriage’, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God requiring confession to seek His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1: 27-28 Il Genesis 2:18-24 Il Matthew 19: 4-6 II Ephesians 5:3, Ephesians 5:22-33 Il l Corinthians 6:18 Il l Thessalonians 4:3-8 II Romans 1: 26-27 Il Galatians 5:19-21 II Exodus 20:14