AT ASHFORD…

We focus on being a family in Christ, creating a welcoming environment where every individual can feel like they belong and are an integral part of the community. We meet together for fellowship and to worship as Jesus' command was to not simply make converts but to make disciples, who walked as he walked and did as He did. We want to create a culture of disciples and disciple makers who look a lot like Jesus. However, our vision goes beyond the four walls. We want to bring the power of God and the message of the Gospel to our homes, neighborhoods, and to the nations.

An incredible story is being written in real time as an international community of numerous nationalities are gathering here at Ashford Community Church to be a leading and visible force for the global Church.


WHAT WE BELIEVE

01. GOD

There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer over all. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

1Timothy 2:5, Isaiah 30:18, 1John 4:8, Psalms 99:3, 1John 5:7, John 1:1

02. THE SCRIPTURES

The Holy Bible is the inspired, authoritative, and only infallible word of God. 

John 1:1-14, 2 Timothy 3:16

03. MANKIND

Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin. 

Romans 1: 20-23, Romans 5:12

04. JESUS

The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God's Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God's kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is "true God" and "true man."

Isaiah 9:6, Luke 1: 26-38, Luke 4:18, Acts 2:22-28, Philippians 2:5-11

05. SALVATION

We are saved by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.

The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy, including sin, lies, sickness, and torment.

Romans 5:6-11, Acts 2:38-39, Romans 8:15, 23, Acts 1:4-8, Colossians 2:13-15, Acts 2:4

06. THE CHURCH

The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God's love, and discipling the nations–baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God. 

Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

07. HIS SECOND COMING

In the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride–His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death. 

Daniel 4:34-35, Titus 2:13, 1 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 2:4, Hebrews 12:23, Revelations 21:3-8