Celebration Church of the Tri-Cities
Matthew 28:18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Our Vision Statement:
Celebration Church seeks to worship Jesus in spirit and truth without fear, while also being a place to heal--emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Core Values of Celebration Church
A Community of believers in Jesus
Our faith is in Jesus Christ and in Him alone. We believe Jesus paid the full penalty for humankind's sin by His death on the cross. We believe forgiveness of sin is based on grace alone, in Christ alone, and through faith alone. Salvation is not based on good works or human efforts.
Celebrates God's Love
Celebration Church enjoys worshiping God! The very name of our church reflects this essential value. We are thankful for His mercy and grace, accepting of His love, and excited about His presence. Worship is a natural extension of our daily praise for and adoration of God. Part of our worship involves giving of our resources to others. Celebration Church believes that giving to the Lord's work is an honor!
Invites Every Person to Join God's Family
Celebration Church values and emphasizes evangelism. We encourage every person, regardless of background or status, to seek a personal relationship with Jesus.
Led by the Spirit of God
The Holy Spirit is the director of the affairs of Celebration Church. All people associated with Celebration are encouraged to submit to the guidance and direction of the Spirit. Our church Elders serve only as overseers of the church, not as directors. They seek to submit to the Lordship of Jesus and to the divine direction of the Holy Spirit.
Adherence to Biblical Truth*
We believe the Bible is God's perfect revelation to humankind. The Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments were supernaturally inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible contains the answers to humankind's foundational problems and is the authoritative source for Christian doctrine and instruction.
Theological Liberty on Non-essential Issues
Celebration Church is dogmatic on essential Biblical truths. However, we seek balanced theological understanding and allow for differences of thought on non-essential issues.
Develops Growing Followers of Christ
We believe the goal of every Christian should be to grow in spiritual maturity. This maturity is found in obedience to God's Word and His Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that an integral component of spiritual maturity is discovering, developing, and employing one's unique spiritual gifts.
Empowerment of Individuals for Personal Ministry
Celebration Church believes every person is called to some form of personal ministry. We seek to train and equip believers to perform the work of Christ according to His plan for their lives.
Shares God’s Message of Hope with the World
Celebration Church is an evangelical, interdenominational church with a message of God's grace for the Tri-Cities and the world. In a non-threatening manner, we encourage every person to seek a relationship with Christ and to become involved in His work of ministry.
Celebration Church Believes in Being “Real”
We value transparency, openness, and honesty. We discourage artificial facades and encourage people to be open with one another about the challenges of their Christian journey.
We believe in the one and only true God (John 17:3). He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3).
We believe God is one in essence. We believe He expresses His eternal nature in and through three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9). We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:27), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), was crucified (Acts 2:36), buried, and resurrected (1 Corinthians 15:4). By His blood Jesus made provision to atone for the sin of all humanity; He expiates, cleanses, and purifies all who personally believe in Him (Hebrews 9:14, 22, 28).
We believe Jesus is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22, 5:23; Colossians 1:18), and He intercedes for believers (Romans 8:34). One day He will return to this Earth personally, bodily, and visibly (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
We believe God, by His choice and out of love, sent His Holy Spirit with a broad, two-fold purpose: (1) to convince those who are non-believers of their need for God (John 16:8-11), and (2) to indwell, empower, and secure believers (John 14:16-17). We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12-14).
We believe humans beings are born totally depraved and are powerless to save themselves, but their only hope is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of humankind (Romans 7:24-25).
We believe the Bible is God's perfect revelation to humankind. The Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments were supernaturally inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible contains eternal answers to humankind's problems and is the authoritative source of Christian doctrine, precepts, and teaching (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe God desires that none should perish apart from Him but rather that everyone should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Whosoever repents and believes through faith in Jesus Christ is justified, regenerated, and saved from the dominion of sin. He or she is born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becomes eternally secure as a child of God. We believe forgiveness of sin is based on grace alone, in Christ alone, and through faith alone. Salvation is not based on good works or human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are raised to eternal, conscious bliss in heaven (Matthew 25:34; John 14:2-3; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Revelation 2:7). The lost are raised to eternal torment in hell in conscious separation from God (Matthew 8:12, 10:28, 13:49-50; Mark 9:47-48; Luke 12:5; Revelation 21:8).
We believe Christian water baptism is a public declaration of, and identification with, Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-6). The Lord’s Supper is the commemoration by believers of Christ’s death and should be preceded by a careful self-examination (Luke 22:7-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29).
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18) and comprised of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit.
We believe the goal of every Christian should be to grow in spiritual maturity. Furthermore, we believe that an integral component of spiritual maturity is discovering, developing, and employing one's unique spiritual gifts (Romans 8:6; I Corinthians 14:1; Ephesians 4:13-16; Hebrews 6:1-2).