History and Vision
We are committed to Gather, Grow, & Go
We have a wonderful history dating back to our beginning in 1916. Our forefathers have paved the way for what we enjoy today and we must never forget the sacrifice that has preceded us. We now take up that mantle and carry it forward to fulfill our destiny. With a solid foundation under our feet, we embrace the vision of an unwavering commitment to GATHER, GROW, & GO. We will celebrate our history and renew our passion to fulfill a God-given vision for the future.
We are committed GATHER together weekly to worship together and to study the truth of God’s Word. God’s Word is the compass for how we live our lives. We will gather to study how we know God’s Word to be the truth, how we can be assured we have eternal salvation, why water baptism is an important step to take, and the significance of observing Holy Communion. The foundation of our lives is secure because there is a definite truth to guide us.
We are committed to GROW and pursue growth. When we are born, we begin to grow until we reach full maturity. When we are born again spiritually, we begin to grow and this journey of growth never stops until we reach heaven. We are dedicated to growing in every aspect of our lives and committed to being life-long learners. There are tools available to help us grow. We will learn the tools of Bible reading, prayer, meditation, and journaling. The value of being a part of a small group of friends pursuing the same goals will also be explored.
We are committed to GO: to export the message of God’s love to the world. Love is a gift from God and is a quality that brings healing to those around us and attracts people to its source. Love needs to be our identifying factor. We will learn how to love our family members, the importance of loving our church family, the joy of loving those in our community who do not yet have faith. We will also discover the reward of loving people all around the world. Love produces miracles.
What we believe
Eight Core Values
Providing Relevant Worship
We celebrate God’s love in praise that reaches His heart with joy and reverence, fulfilling the believer and attracting the unchurched.
Creating Environments of Acceptance
All people matter to God. We provide an atmosphere of love and acceptance.
We equip people to grow in their purpose; empowering them for a lifetime of ministry and leadership.
Being Relationally Centered
We connect people through purposeful relationships and accountability in small groups.
Building Strong Families
We emphasize biblically healthy and caring relationships. We provide an environment which strengthens marriages and families.
Being Youth Minded
We disciple and develop the children and youth of our church and community. We emphasize their value and importance.
Being Biblically Based
The Bible is the foundation for transformation and growth in the lives of individuals. We present Scripture in a relevant manner, as the guide for successful living.
Creating Passionate Outreach
We are committed to reaching our community and the world with the message of Jesus Christ.
Assemblies of God Affiliation
Capital Christian Center is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. To learn more about the Assemblies of God beliefs, fundamental truths, position papers, history, etc. visit www.agncn.org.
What We Believe
About the Bible
We believe that the Bible is fully inspired by God, that it is entirely trustworthy and is our guide for faith and life.
We believe that God expressed Himself in human form through Jesus Christ. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. We believe He was crucified for the sins of us all, rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven.
We believe that all people are created with dignity and great value in the image of God. That people were created to live in a thriving relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the sad consequences of that broken relationship, both spiritually and socially. However, because of God’s love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationship with God, through Jesus´ death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. We receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting (changing our mind and heart) of our sin and placing faith in Jesus alone.
About the Afterlife and End Times
We believe there are a literal heaven and hell and that one day Jesus will return, although we approach the topics of the afterlife and end times with great mystery and wonder.
We believe that God is the Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. He is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. He exists eternally as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live in all who believe in Jesus, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower of Jesus diverse gifts for serving in the church and serving others in the world. We believe that it is through the Holy Spirit that we change and develop a holy life and Jesus-like character.
About the Church
We believe that the church is comprised of any person, anywhere in the world who puts faith in Jesus. The church itself is people who are empowered by God’s Spirit to be part of the mission of Jesus here on earth. The church is one global community, but has smaller, local expressions, such as Capital Christian Center. Each local church expression has a unique personality and we see beauty in that diversity. We believe that the church does not exist for itself, but exists as a community of worshipers who are here to serve others, as we bring the love and hope of Jesus to the world around us.
Following faith in Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. Communion is served on the last Sunday of every month during all three services, with additional remembrances at the Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve services.
Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25