WHAT WE BELIEVE
HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW GOD
We believe the Bible is true, and we live our lives by it.
We gather on Sundays and in small groups, because we grow best in groups.
We serve people both in our local community and around the world.
Whoever you are, you’re welcome at Three Creeks Church.
Residency in Columbus
In 2012, Movement Church launched in Hilliard, Ohio with the dream to plant churches that plant churches, and so on. They saved money and encouraged people to go on a church plant, without even knowing where it’d be or who would lead it. In 2016, Joel and Morgan Trainer joined the team and began the process of planting a new church.
The Move to Gahanna
In early 2017, the Trainers, along with a group of families from Movement Church, moved across town to Gahanna and began to meet people, encourage other churches, and to look for ways to serve the local community of Gahanna.
In September 2017, the Three Creeks Church Launch Team met to pray, plan, and launch a new church in early 2018. These five months were vital for our team, as we were able to define our vision and begin connecting with people in Gahanna.
On February 18, 2018 – Three Creeks Church officially launched… and this was not the “Finish Line.” This was only the beginning of what God has in store for Three Creeks Church. We believe it when we say it: Greater Things are still to come.
191 people showed up at our first ever Easter Sunday at Three Creeks Church. We’ve continued to be a church that believes the best life possible is one found in Jesus.
In our first year as a church, 16 people went public with their faith in Jesus by being baptized in our church!
Christmas Eve Eve
For the first time, Three Creeks had two services and almost 300 people came to celebrate the birth of Jesus. At our services, we were able to raise almost $9000 to dig a well, purchase farming equipment and build a house for the pastor who recently planted a new church in Burkina Faso.
Three Creeks Turns 1
One year later, God is still making our jaws drop. There is no logical explanation for what is happening here other than to say: God is moving in our lives and in our city and it’s a blast to be a part of!
The Word of God, the sixty-six Books of the Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given of God.
2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21
God exists eternally as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14
We believe in Christ’s preexistence and deity,
John 1:1 3
incarnation by virgin birth,
John 1:14; Matthew 1:18 23
2 Cor. 5:21
Luke 24:36 43
ascension into heaven and present ministry
Heb. 4:14 16
and coming again.
We believe in His personality,
and His work in each believer: baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration
1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9
to empower for Christian life and service.
Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23
Man was created in the image of God,
but his subsequent fall into sin results in spiritual death
Gen. 3:1 24; Rom. 5:12
and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation.
Complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone is received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.
Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7;1 Peter 1:18-19
There is one true church, the body and the bride of Christ
Eph. 1:22 23; 5:25 32
composed of all true believers of the present age
1 Cor. 12:12 13
and there are local churches existing for worship, for edification of believers, and for world-wide gospel witness, each one being autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work.
A life of righteousness, good works and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world
manifested by speaking the truth
maintaining the sanctity of the home
Eph. 5:22 6:4
settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God
1 Cor. 6:1-8
not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ like attitude toward all men
exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit
and maintaining a life of prayer
Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6
including the privilege, when sick, of calling for the elders of the church to pray and to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord
is God-honoring and ultimately, the best life possible.
Christians should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ which are (1) baptism of believers by triune immersion
and (2) the threefold communion service, consisting of the washing of the saints’ feet,
the Lord’s Supper,
1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33-34; Jude 12
and the communion of the bread and the cup.
1 Cor. 11:23-26
Satan is the great adversary of God and His people.
but his future is determined and sealed. He will be locked up and thrown into the lake of fire forever.
The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His church from the earth will come
1 Thess. 4:16-17
before the tribulation
1 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10
and after it, He’ll descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth.
Rev. 19:11 20:6
We believe in the the conscious existence of the dead,
Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31
the resurrection of the body,
the judgment and reward of believers,
Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10
the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers,
the eternal life of the saved,
and the eternal punishment of the lost.
Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:15
Three Creeks Church is a part of the Charis Fellowship, formerly known as the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
For more information, visit charisfellowship.us