Sunrise Church’s Beliefs and Core Values
- Bible: The Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative Word, revealing his character and guiding us to respond to him in all of life. Therefore we will teach and equip people to obey the voice of God spoken through Scripture.
- Humankind, Sin & Salvation: Created in God’s image, we were separated by our sin, but God restores our relationships and his creation through Jesus. Therefore we will respond with gratitude to God, loving our neighbors and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to all.
- Church: God gathers his Church to grow through worship, fellowship, making disciples and serving as he builds his Kingdom. Therefore we will through the mercy of Jesus, faithfully serve one another and invite & welcome others to him and the family of God.
- Worship: Worship expresses grateful praise through Jesus in all of life as we serve to glorify our holy God for his renewing work. Therefore we will celebrate with joyful reverence as a gathered family of faith and a community sent out for service.
- Prayer: Prayer connects us with God through Jesus, seeking to hear his voice and speaking our praise and requests, believing he will answer. Therefore we will listen expectantly and speak honestly to receive everything from our Father according to his will.
The above basic statement of Christ faith covers the basic beliefs that members share. Sunrise Church has created a fuller statement of faith that explains what we think the Bible teaches about a variety of different topics. Click here to learn more.
All churches have a certain way that they interpret the Bible (theological tradition). All local churches, even non-denominational ones, have historical ties and roots to the larger body of Christ. Sunrise’s historical and theological positions are tied to the Reformed Theology and Tradition. Click here to learn more.
We are most intrigued by the person of Jesus, but we are happy that we have a place to “perch” among the denominational “branches” and in the broader history of the Christian Church. Click here to learn more about denomination, the Christian Reformed Church of North America.