What We Believe

What We Believe at the Milford Christian Church about…

GOD:

There is but 1 God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit who created everything that exists. He seeks a relationship with all men everywhere and invites all to know him. He loves us and sacrificed His one and only Son so that our sins could be forgiven.

JESUS: Jesus, God’s son, came to earth as God in human form. He was born of a virgin named Mary in the town of Bethlehem in the 1st century A.D. He came to show us what God is like, lived a perfect life and died as a sacrifice for the sins of everyone who has lived. Following his death on a cross, he was resurrected and at this moment is in Heaven with God. While in Heaven, he pleads our case before God as our advocate.

HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is Jesus in Spirit form, living within the heart of every believer. He makes us aware of our sin and enables us to repent of those sins. When a person becomes a believer, He receives a spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit which assists him/her in building up the Church of Christ.

THE BIBLE: The Bible is the inspired Word of God having no errors. We accept it as our final authority in all matters. The Bible has been given to us by God in order for us to know Him, understand His will for our lives and direct our daily living. We follow the practice which states, “Where the Bible speaks, we speak. Where the Bible is silent, we are silent.” The Bible is divided into two sections, The Old Testament and the New Testament with 39 in the Old and 27 in the New. ALL doctrine and teachings are based upon the Bible at MCC.

THE CHURCH: The Church is the physical extension of Jesus. Through the Church, Jesus’ love is shown to a desperate and dying world. We believe that every member is a priest and therefore has a ministry. Each local congregation is self-governing and is led by a body of Elders appointed by the local members. Any believer who has accepted Jesus as Christ is considered a member of the Church. Though the local church is led spiritually by a Pastor, everyone is expected to reach out in love to those who have yet to claim Jesus as Savior.

SALVATION: The first man and woman, Adam and Eve, sinned and were sent out of God’s presence. From that time forward, God has been seeking to restore that relationship with us. Because God is perfect and we are all sinners, a sacrifice had to be made on our behalf. Someone had to live a perfect life and give up that life as a sacrifice. Jesus did just that on the cross. Through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, we are offered salvation from sins and from spending eternity separated from God in a real place called Hell in the Bible. By trusting Jesus ALONE as our Savior and Lord, we can be restored to that relationship with God and spend eternity in Heaven with Him.

HOW TO ACCEPT SALVATION: The offer of salvation is made to everyone but only those who accept it will be saved. We accept it when we place our total trust in Jesus, when we confess our sins against God and our belief in His son, when we repent of those sins, and are baptized into Christ. At our baptism, which we practice by immersion of believers, our sins are forgiven and the Holy Spirit enters our hearts.

BAPTISM: When a person is able to understand that they need to accept Jesus as Savior, they are eligible for baptism. This is why we do NOT practice the baptism of infants or young children. Baptism can take place anywhere, at any time. Any believer can perform a baptism.

COMMUNION: We follow the implied practice of the first church and celebrate Communion at each weekend service. This is the Lord’s Supper and therefore it is not up to us to say who can and cannot participate. This is a celebration of what Jesus has done for us on the cross and helps us remember his sacrifice.

MEMBERSHIP: One becomes a member of the Church at baptism. However, we accept membership to the local congregation. We believe this enables the Elders to better lead their flock and testifies to the member’s confidence in the Elders. It also encourages the rest of the congregation that the believer desires to serve with them.

Brent Zastrow - Senior Pastor

Gary Milton - Associate Pastor

Cassandra Villegas - Youth Pastor

Kyle Allen - Worship Minister

Ed Highfill - Jr. Worship Director

Communion served weekly at each service. Shut-in communiton available. Please contact the church to schedule.

Nursery for newborns to 3 year olds is available during both Sunday morning services.
Four years old through first grade may attend Wee Worship during 10:30 service.
Second through fifth grade may attend Jr. Worship during 10:30 service.