Our Beliefs

The central truth of the Bible is a message called the gospel.. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life.

The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us. 

Our Statement of Faith

In essential beliefs, we have unity.

“There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...”

Ephesians 4:4-6

In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” 

Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

In all our beliefs, we show charity.

“...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains—but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 

1 Corinthians 13:2

The Essentials We Believe

At Compass Church we hold some things in a closed hand meaning we cannot compromise these core beliefs or we will be violating what God has revealed to us clearly in His Word. Other things we hold in an open hand that are areas where two members can disagree and yet still worship together and have fellowship in the same body of believers. Compass believes the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living. The Church accepts the tenets outlined by “The Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention as a general statement of faith and doctrine.