The Beliefs of Santa Cruz Community Church:
We believe that Jesus Christ, fully God and fully human, is the only true Lord and Savior.
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, the record of God's actions in history, and it serves as our final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that individuals become Christians as they confess their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, and that they receive forgiveness of sin through His death and resurrection. We believe Christians have an eternal relationship with God and are given strength and help in living today through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
We demonstrate our new faith in Christ through "believer's baptism" by immersion, following Jesus' own example. Baptism serves as a symbol of death to our old life, and resurrection to a new life in Christ.
We celebrate the Lord's Supper in which all believers are invited to symbolically accept the broken body of Jesus and the grace-filled gift given to us in and through Jesus Christ.
Finally, we believe in a personal relationship with the Lord which compels us to share our faith with all people and to live a life in which we "...act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God."