WHAT WE BELIEVE
The following are beliefs we hold true about God and His Word:
There is one true God who in the beginning, created out of nothing, the world in which we live.
Jesus is the eternally existing, one and only Son of God who died for our sins and was raised bodily from the dead.
The Holy Spirit of God works to convict, create, encourage, equip, empower, teach, and seal the believer in a saving, eternal relationship with God.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God – useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.
Every person has worth as a creation of God; we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as their Savior and Lord.
Salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Those accepting Christ as Lord should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him.
The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and exists to save the lost and equip the saved.
Jesus Christ will one day return to earth in victory and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.
We believe God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married. We believe God has commanded no intimate sexual activity be engaged outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, beastiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.
We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity.
Hateful and harassing behavior or attitude directed toward any individual is to be repudiated and is not in accordance with Scripture nor the doctrines of QuadCity Christian Church.
We believe in order to preserve the function and integrity of QuadCity Christian Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the QuadCity Christian Church Partners and the community, it is imperative all persons employed by QuadCity Christian Church in any capacity, volunteers included, agree to and abide by the statements on marriage, gender, and sexuality.
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all we believe. For purpose of QuadCity Christian Church’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Elder Board is QuadCity Christian Church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
First and foremost, we at QuadCity Christian Church believe salvation is a free gift of God offered out of His grace. Salvation comes only through faith and not works. As such, we believe there is no particular human work that can earn anyone’s way into heaven.
We believe faith is more than just belief. Saving faith requires trust in God’s word such that the believer is willing to go beyond the cognitive understanding of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to actual obedience to the teachings and commands of Jesus Christ. That obedience includes baptism as our own spiritual participation in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our mission at QuadCity Christian Church is to "make more and better disciples of Jesus. Everywhere. Always." Jesus Christ Himself instructed us to make disciples by baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything he commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). Just as the apostles of Jesus Christ and the early church were faithful to Jesus Christ, we strive to do the same. We believe God intended baptism to be the first biblical expression of personal faith by one saved by the grace of God. Because this is a personal act of faith that requires trust in God’s word, we do not infant baptize. We also believe baptism should be done by immersion in water because it best reflects the meaning of the original Greek word in the New Testament, “baptizo.” Further, immersion in water best symbolizes the significance of baptism being a believer’s death, burial, and resurrection in Christ.
For a more detailed teaching on our beliefs regarding baptism, please click on the sermon link:
THE COMPLEMENTARY ROLES OF MEN & WOMEN
At QuadCity Christian Church, we believe both women and men bear the image of God and are absolutely equal to each other in essence, dignity, and value, yet different by divine design. As part of God’s created order, women and men are to have different, yet complementary roles and responsibilities in the home and church. In particular, men are primarily responsible as leaders that display the same sacrificial love Christ has for the church. Women are to submit to that leadership and help fulfill the role of men by utilizing their gifts, skills, talents and insights. These representation and responsibility distinctions, God’s grace to man and woman, are to be protected, preserved, and practiced for God’s glory and our joy.
For a more detailed explanation of the complementary roles of men and women, please click on the following link to read a brief article by Gavin Ortlund Ph.D. entitled, “Why I’m Complementarian.”