“In essentials unity. In non-essentials liberty. In all things love.” – St. Augustine
Transformation Church is rooted in the ancient, historic teachings of Christian orthodoxy as articulated in the Apostles Creed. In addition to the doctrinal statement below, we join with followers of Jesus worldwide in affirming the Lausanne Covenant.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Universal) Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Our essential beliefs are intended to be the basis for fellowship. There will always be peripheral doctrines that committed Christians disagree upon, but the essential beliefs of Christianity are non-negotiable. Below is a list of TC’s essential beliefs.
The One True God
God is love, sovereign, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1-2). While God is one, He is also a tri-personal being known as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Read MoreRead Less
Jesus: The God-Man
God the Holy Spirit
The Fall of Man
The Rescuing (Salvation) of Man
The Church and Her Mission
Baptism in Water
The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. It’s a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). Read MoreRead Less
The Lord’s Table consists of two elements: the bread and cup. These elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It’s an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience the forgiveness we possess in Christ. Read MoreRead Less
The Covenant of Marriage
The Covenant of Marriage between and a man and a woman is holy, sacred, and beautiful. We view marriage as God’s divine design of a sacred covenant (a supernatural bonding) between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:23–24; Matthew 5:31–32, Matthew 19:1–12; Ephesians 5:25–33). In our fallen and broken world, relationships are often fragile. Yet, we believe that with the grace and power of God–along with the guidance of Scripture and a faithful community of believers–there is hope to have healthy marriages and to experience healing from past relationships. According to Scripture, marriage reflects the relationship between Jesus and the Church. Just as Jesus lovingly and sacrificially gave His life for His bride, the Church, the husband plays the role of Jesus by giving his life for his wife. And the wife responds to the husband’s sacrificial, loving initiatives by trusting his leadership in her family’s life, just as the Church responds to Jesus by trusting His leadership. Read MoreRead Less
The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works (Matthew 25:31–46; Romans 2:1–9). Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned to hell, along with the devil and his angels (Revelation 20:11–15). Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds (1 Corinthians 4:5) and enjoy God in the new heaven and new earth for all eternity (Revelation 21:1–4). Read MoreRead Less