What We Believe

The following are the core beliefs of BridgeWater Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Bible 

The Bible is the inherent Word of God and is our final authority in all practices and matters of faith.

 (II Timothy 3.16; Psalm 119.89-91; II Peter 1.20-21)

The Trinity

God is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is all-loving and exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

(Genesis 1.1,26; John 1.1-2, 4.24; Romans 1.19-20; Ephesians 4.5-6)

Jesus

Jesus is the Son of God. Born of the virgin Mary, He came to Earth in human form and lived a sinless life. His thirty-three years ended by death on the cross. His crucifixion – for crimes he was not guilty of – became humanities’ redemption and his death, burial, and resurrection three days later marked salvation as an option for all who accept Him as Lord and Savior, freeing them from the eternal damnation of Hell.

(Matthew 1.18-25; John 1.1, 12.44-45; Romans 9.5; Hebrews 4.15; Ephesians 5.2; 1 Thessalonians 4.16-17)

Salvation

Salvation is a free gift from God offered to all of humanity. It’s God’s desire that all people would enter into a right relationship with Him by accepting the gift He gave through the death of His Son, Jesus. It is through salvation that we find eternal life.

 (John 3.16-17, 14.6; Ephesians 2.8-10; 1 Timothy 2.4; 1 John 2.2)

The Holy Spirit

The eternal, third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit draws individuals toward God, indwelling in the hearts of those who have accepted Christ as their Savior. The Holy Spirit also encourages, transforms, convicts and empowers believers in their faith journey.

(John 14.16-17, 16.5-15; Romans 8.9-11; 1 Corinthians 12.1-31; Galatians 5.22-23)

Church Unity

The Church is the body of Christ at work in the world today. While many denominational movements exist, there is only one universal Church, comprised of those individuals who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Likewise, unity remains essential amid the body of Christ.

(Romans 12.4-5; Ephesians 2.19-22, 4.11-16)

Communion

At BWC, we believe the Bible teaches that Christ followers should meet regularly for corporate worship and to be an encouragement to one another. Communion is a spiritual practice that helps believers remember the sacrifice Christ made through His death and resurrection. Communion is regularly practiced at BWC the first Sunday of every month and is for those who have accepted Christ as their Savior and are walking in fellowship with Him.

(Matthew 26.26-30; Acts 2.42-46; I Corinthians 11.23-29) 

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