Beliefs and Values



Beliefs

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

We believe God exists as three persons, but one being (essence): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–all equally divine and eternal, all distinctive in role and form, but wholly unified in all things. The Trinity is pure and perfect in their fellowship; they are entirely in agreement and model absolute harmony.

John 10:30; Genesis 1:26; 1 Peter 3:8Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

God the Father is all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. In Him, we live, move and exist. God is good; he is great! Like most earthly fathers, He is our Father: marked by love, endlessly merciful, beyond gracious, compassionate, and 100% faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

Before time was ever time, Jesus was. He was with God and one with God. He created all that we will ever see or know. When the time was right, God the Father sent him to earth. Jesus was God’s perfect plan to reframe our lives. While here on earth, being both 100% human and 100% God, he lived a perfect life so He could to show us how to live for God. He suffered in life and on the cross, where he died for our mistakes and sins. Through His atonement we are made pure, restoring our relationship with God and others. Though He died, His death wasn’t final; he defeated death and the grave, granting eternal life to all who believe in His name.

John 3:16; John 8:11; Romans 3:3-4Philippians 2:6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 10:20; 1 John 1:1;

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is the giver and sustainer of all faith and life. He makes us conscious of our offenses towards God and other people, and leads us back to God into eternal life through Jesus Christ. The moment we believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit joins with our spirits and leads us closer to God. He is God’s gift to us, while also giving us good gifts for works of ministry. Through Him we are tempered and taught to love one another in divine fellowship; and through him all who believe in Jesus Christ will be raised from the dead into eternal life.

Job 33:4; Ezekiel 36:26; John 6:63; John 14:26; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:11; Galatians 5:22-26;

We are special to God, framed by Him in His image as spiritual, intellectual, and emotional beings. Every soul is precious to God–worthy of redemption, hope, blessing, love, dignity and second chances. Yet, like some children do, we rebel and want independence–seeking to live life on our terms. We were lied to by the Devil, being convinced that we’re better off on our own without God. We hurt each other when this happens–causing chaos, despair and death. God gives us the freedom to live this way, separate from him if we choose. But because God loves us so, he welcomes everyone back into his home, hoping we choose eternal life with him through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:26-28,3:5-7, 3:24; Deuteronomy 28:9; Psalm 8:6; Psalm 139; John 3:16; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 2:10

We cannot save ourselves of our wrongdoings, sins or offenses. Nor can we earn God’s salvation, or do enough good things to balance-out our wrongdoings. Because of this, and because God loves more than we can ever fathom, God the Father sent Jesus to balance out the scales on our behalf. Jesus took on all our wrongdoings onto himself on the cross, wiping our slates clean for all time. By God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, we are saved. God’s gift of salvation is something he desires for ALL people. God doesn’t want to lose you; he wants you with him for all time.

John 3:16Acts 16:31; 2:21; Romans 10:9-10, 11:6; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Timothy 2:4; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22; 2 Peter 3:9

The church is the community of Christian believers who chose to worship and serve God together with all their heart, mind, and spirit. We are to be for one another: to help and love one another through thick and thin and the cities in which we live. Jesus did not create the church to be a self-inclusive, member’s only club though. We exist in purpose and mission to be Jesus’ radical expression of God’s love and grace to everyone we encounter–to help all people reframe how they see God, themselves, others and the world in which we live.

Matthew 5:13-1628:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27;

We believe baptism is the outward expression of a life with God. Jesus began his public ministry by being baptized; we likewise do the same. At Reframe Church, we understand there are multiple expressions and understandings of baptism. Some are baptized as small children; some are baptized as adults. In some customs, entire families and villages are baptized together. Parents who choose to baptize their children do so as a promise before God and the church to raise their children God’s way. We believe, therefore that baptized children do not need to be re-baptized in water as adults to affirm their faith. For we believe there is but one Spirit and one hope; and one Lord, one faith, and one baptism.

Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19; Acts 2:38, 16:15; Ephesians 4;4-5;

The Lord’s Supper is a special time for the church to gather together in thankful remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Through communion, we recognize that we are sinful and in need of God’s redemption. We are encouraged to examine our lives before sharing in the bread and wine. We believe when we share in the bread and the wine, we are sharing in the life and death of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-32;


Values


1. Jesus is our why.


2. We are Mission in Motion: (we are outwardly focused, not inwardly absorbed).


3. Multiplication is our only option.


4. Simplicity of message for a world growing in complexity.


5. Flexibility in our methods, but not in our mission.


6. Expectancy of belief: God can and will do the improbable and impossible.


7. We are for one another, our mission, and our city.


8. All people have value and deserve our grace and love, as we have received from God.


9. We are focused on the future, but timeless in our doctrines and beliefs.


10. We are not consumers. We are contributors.

Church Reframed. Lives Restored and Cities Transformed — Reframe Church exists to do as Jesus did by reframing hope, love and worth to the dejected, rejected and ignored, by reframing how we see ourselves, others, and the windows of our world.