Christ Church Sanford is excited to partner with Northview Christian Church as we celebrate being united TOGETHER IN CHRIST, BY HIS GRACE, FOR HIS GLORY.
We believe that the Bible, which is made up of the Old and New Testaments, is the only authority for glorifying and enjoying God because it primarily teaches what we are to believe about God and what God requires of us. We believe the Bible is inerrant, authoritative, clear, necessary, sufficient, and perspicuous.
We believe the gospel is good news because God accomplished for us what we could not accomplish on our own. We are redeemed and set free through faith in Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection alone. The gospel of Jesus is good news for the saved, the lost, the community, and the world. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
We will never forget that our most valuable resource is our people. Each person bears the image of God and is therefore worthy of love, respect, dignity, and affirmation. We also believe that each of us has an equal need for the forgiveness of our sins and salvation through faith in the person and work of Jesus. (Gen. 1:27, 1 Thess. 2:8)
We are committed to invest in and celebrate relationships. We understand that relationships take time and that they reflect the rhythms of where we live, work and play. We believe in collaborating with others and building partnerships whenever given the chance. We also recognized the central role of the church as God calls his people to gather for encouragement and support through worship, the preaching of the gospel, celebrating the sacraments, small groups, and in loving our friends, families and neighbors well. (Acts 2:42, Heb. 10:24-25)
We believe that this world is not our own and because of that, we are committed to take seriously the stewardship of our time, talents, and treasures. We desire to generously invest in our communities and world with our children, grandchildren, and eternity in mind. We resist the temptation to focus on our own personal kingdoms and instead focus on building the Kingdom of God for His glory and for our enjoyment. (Gen. 1:28, 2 Cor. 9:6-7, 1 Tim. 6:17-19)
Just as Jesus was sent into the world. so are we. We are called to be salt and light and to spread the gospel to family, friends, neighbors, and the world. (John 17:18, Matt. 5:13-16, Matt. 28:18-20)