Ormskirk Christian Fellowship
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Beliefs

With so many sects and religions springing up, we want to make it clear that the beliefs of Ormskirk Christian Fellowship are rooted in and consistent with the traditional and historical Christian faith. Our beliefs centre around Jesus Christ as Son of God, and that God has made himself known to us through the Bible, which is infallible. In it God declares His deep and personal love and interest in us, and has shown it by giving the Lord Jesus Christ to die that we might be forgiven and have eternal life. We believe in living a life-style, with the help of the Holy Spirit, which is pleasing to God, and caring to others. For a fuller explanation of our teachings and beliefs, see the statement of faith below.

Worship

God has blessed us with gifted musicians, who naturally play a part in leading Sunday Worship. Our style of worship is designed to allow you to give your best to God, or if you are only there as an observer, to relax and take everything in. We believe worship is for the purpose of praising and pleasing our great God, that He ought to be given our heartfelt love, and that He is glad to bless us. Therefore, although the leaders are supervising the meetings, we want you to feel free to stand or sit as you please. Members of the church contribute to our services rather than leaving it up to the leaders to do everything.

Meetings

Our Sunday meetings are usually lively, beginning at 10:30am and ending about 12 noon. We are always glad to welcome visitors. 'Kids Church' takes place in nearby rooms during the second part of the service. There is also a youth group, which meet at the same time. Locations of other meetings in the week, are usually announced on Sundays. We, as a church, do not own a building, and during the week smaller groups will meet in the homes of church members to pray, worship, study the scriptures and enjoy being together. Most church members join in these activities which are led by committed and gifted men and women in the church. Beginners groups and elementary bible studies are also a feature of our regular church life, as well as periodical ‘special classes’ (e.g. for those wishing to be baptised, or become church members).

Statement of Faith

The Bible
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

The Saviour
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church.

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.

Mankind
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to Godís wrath and condemnation.

Salvation
We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in Godís sight. This justification is by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.

The Church
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.

The Ministry
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and in the present operation of the manifoldGifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.

The Ordinances
We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christís death by the observance of the Lordís Supper until His return.

The Commission
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.

The Coming King
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.

The Future State
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.