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Spruce Creek, as a Christian church, affirms the orthodox, historic faith taught in the Scriptures and articulated in the Apostles' Creed and Nicene Creed.
We hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Westminster Larger Catechism, and The Westminster Shorter Catechism as sound reflections of our belief, subordinate to the supreme standard of God's Word.
Beyond this, we sometimes use five descriptors to describe Spruce Creek Church. Although not exhaustive, they provide a clear snapshot of our identity.
First and foremost, we are followers of Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords. We believe that He is God, the second person of the Trinity, and our only redeemer. This is our ultimate and essential identity: children of God by his grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. In this regard, we are united to all true believers throughout space and time, in heaven and on earth.
We unashamedly and graciously preach of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news that salvation is by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. We want to share the awe-inspiring message of God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness.
We believe that the mission of the church in the world is to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of all nations. We long for members to have vital and loving connections in their communities, sharing the light and love of Christ with their neighbors.
We are striving to be thoroughly biblical in our understanding of and approach to discipleship. We affirm that Scripture, and Scripture alone, is the highest authority in faith and practice. Searching the Scriptures, we hold to the apostolic and biblical teachings concerning God, humanity, and redemption recovered during the Protestant Reformation.
We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach a governing structure for the church, and we enthusiastically embrace it.