God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27 | Psalm 90:2 | 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by willingly accepting crucifixion. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven, and will return again someday to earth to reign as King and Lord of all.
John 1:1-5 | John 14:10-31 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 | Acts 1:9-11 | 1 Timothy 6:14-15 | Titus 2:13-14
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God, an active supernatural presence that provides believers with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, discernment, and guidance in doing what is right.
John 14:16-17 | John 16:7-15 | Acts 1:8 | 1 Corinthians 2:12 | Ephesians 1:13-14
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 | Psalm 119:105 | Matthew 5:17-18
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Every person has tremendous potential for good, but all of us marred by an attitude of disobedience towards God called “sin.”
Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 8:3-8 | Isaiah 53:6 | Romans 3:23-24
When we surrender our will and turn from our self-ruled life to follow Jesus, we are saved. Salvation gives each person abundant life now, and eternal life with God.
Romans 6:23 | Ephesians 2:8-10 | John 14:6-7 | John 1: 12-13 | Acts 4:12 | Titus 3:4-7 | Romans 5:1-2
If a person has truly surrendered their life to Jesus, salvation cannot be “lost”. Salvation is maintained by the power and grace of God, not by our self-effort.
John 10:29-30 | 2 Timothy 1:9-12 | Hebrews 10:10-14 | 1 Peter 1:3-5
There is life beyond this present existence. To be separated from God is hell; to be eternally with Him is heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16 | Romans 6:22-23 | Romans 8:17-18 | Revelation 20:11-15 | 1 Corinthians 2:7-10
PRIESTHOOD OF EVERY BELIEVER
Every believer has direct access to God through prayer, the Bible, and a daily dependence on the Holy Spirit. The Bible teaches that every Christian plays an important, essential role in the corporate body. Every believer is a minister of the Gospel, and should discover a place of service and ministry.
Revelation 1:5-6 | 1 Peter 2:9 | John 15:5 | Philippians 2:12-13
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Followers of Jesus are used by God in diverse ways based on skills, talents and spiritual gifts – regardless of gender. We find ample Biblical evidence of women in leadership in the early church. At Passion, there is no restriction on any position a person can hold based on gender.
Galatians 3:26-29 | Romans 16:1-2
MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY
We believe that God designed marriage to be between one man and one woman, and sexual intimacy to be expressed within that covenant. While sexual sin is a serious issue, we reject the shaming of people who live a lifestyle outside of our understanding of the Biblical covenant. We affirm and encourage sexual intimacy strictly within the bounds of marriage, as defined above. We encourage healthy marriages through our teaching, pastoral care, counseling and marriage retreats.
Genesis 2:23-25 | Leviticus 6:22 | Matthew 19:4-6 | 1 Corinthians 6:9-7:9
Generosity is an essential part of spiritual growth and practice. We recognize that giving 10% of our income to the local church is a Biblical standard and is a matter of obedience to God. All members are expected to work towards this minimum standard for the good of their spiritual lives and for the benefit of the community.
While we associate and cooperate with other groups of Christians and other churches, we believe every local church should be self-governing. Christ is the recognized head of our church – not any person, group, denomination, or religious organization.
SHARING YOUR STORY
Every person who has encountered Jesus has a story to tell! We believe it is our responsibility to share the “good news” about how Jesus has transformed our lives by telling our personal stories and by inviting others to church.