WHAT WE BELIEVE

HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW GOD

CORE VALUES

TRUTH

TRUTH

We believe the Bible is true, and we live our lives by it.

GATHER

GATHER

We gather on Sundays and in small groups, because we grow best in groups.

SERVE

SERVE

We serve people both in our local community and around the world.

LOVE

LOVE

Whoever you are, you’re welcome at Three Creeks Church.

OUR STORY

2012

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.

2017

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.

Fall 2017

Launch Team

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.

2018

Launch Sunday

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.

BELIEFS

We believe the Bible is true.

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

We believe in the one, true God.

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 the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in Christ’s preexistence and deity,

John 1:1 3

incarnation by virgin birth,

John 1:14; Matthew 1:18 23

sinless life,

Heb. 4:15

substitutionary death,

2 Cor. 5:21

bodily resurrection,

Luke 24:36 43

ascension into heaven and present ministry

Heb. 4:14 16

and coming again.

Acts 1:11

We believe in the Holy Spirit.

We believe in His personality,

John 16:7-15

and deity,

Acts 5:3-4

and His work in each believer: baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration

1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9

and filling,

Eph. 5:18

to empower for Christian life and service.

Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23

We believe every person is sinful at birth.

Man was created in the image of God,

Gen. 1:26-28

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.

John 3:3-5

We believe Jesus is the only way to 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

We believe the church exists to glorify God.

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.

Eph. 4:11-16

We believe the Christian life is the best life possible.

A life of righteousness, good works and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world

Rom. 12:1-2

manifested by speaking the truth

James 5:12

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

Rom. 12:17-21

exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit

Gal. 5:22-23

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

James 5:13-18

is God-honoring and ultimately, the best life possible.

We believe Jesus set us an example to follow.

Christians should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ which are (1) baptism of believers by triune immersion

Matt. 28:19

and (2) the threefold communion service, consisting of the washing of the saints’ feet,

John 13:1-17

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

We believe we have an active enemy, but he will lose in the end.

Satan is the great adversary of God and His people.

Rev. 12:1-10

but his future is determined and sealed. He will be locked up and thrown into the lake of fire forever.

Rev. 20:10

We believe Jesus is coming again.

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 heaven and hell are real places, and belief in Jesus makes all the difference.

We believe in the the conscious existence of the dead,

Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31

the resurrection of the body,

John 5:28-29

the judgment and reward of believers,

Rom. 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:10

the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers,

Rev. 20:11-15

the eternal life of the saved,

John 3:16

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

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