What We Believe

Our Core Beliefs

Cypress Church is committed to seeing a fully-devoted follower of Jesus in every home in Cypress and beyond. We affirm the unity of believers in the essentials of the Christian faith and demonstrate charity where we disagree. In summary, we believe in:

  • one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • the authority and reliability of the Bible
  • the need for the human race to be reconciled to God
  • the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ
  • the atoning death, bodily resurrection, and bodily return of Jesus Christ

Our church is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The EFCA is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions:

We Believe…

About God

… in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

About The Bible

… God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

About The Human Condition

… God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

About Jesus Christ

… Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

About The Work of Christ

… Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

About The Holy Spirit

… the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

About The Church

… the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

About Christian Living

… God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

About Christ’s Return

… in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

About Response and Eternal Destiny

… God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

For more information or for scriptural references for each statement, please visit the EFCA Statement of Faith web page.

2 thoughts on “What We Believe

  1. Do you believe in the baptism of Holy Spirit with the evidence of
    Speaking in tongues? And do you have healing alter calls where the sick are prayed for? And salvation alter call’s?
    My wife and I are looking for a church, please respond,
    Thank you, Michael Wilson

    • Hello Michael!

      Our church believes in the gifts of the Spirit, including Speaking in Tongues. It is not a distinctive in our church. Some of us believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as evidenced by Tongues, while others believe that the Spirit gives gifts severally as He wills.

      We have calls to to pray during service which we call our Garden of Prayer. It is not specifically for healing or salvation, instead we invite all present to come to God, praying with a church elders or other leader, for their healing or salvation, or any other needs.

      We would be glad to see you and your wife worship with us here. I hope you find a church home soon, either with us or with wherever God leads you!

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