We affirm the Biblical principle of the sanctity of human life.  We also
understand the sensitivity of this issue and are filled with Christian love
for those affected by abortions.  Still, we are unashamedly pro-life.
Allows for Local Autonomy
All our churches are independent, self-governing but are a part of the
One, Holy Universal Christian Church
We affirm the freedom in baptism including infant baptism and
believer's baptism, sprinkling and immersion.
Belief in the Infallibility and
Authority of Scripture
We believe that all Scripture is "God-breathed"; therefore Scripture is
holy, infallible, and our authority for life and faith.
Many of our churches practice this beautiful rite and we affirm the
historical importance of this tradition while acknowledging that some of
our churches have not inherited the history of this practice.
Cross of Jesus and Blood
Atonement of Christ
Necessary for salvation and taught with reverence, respect and grateful
Doctrinal Identity
Strong evangelical "Statement of Faith" and the historic creeds of the
Protestant Christian heritage.
Emphasis on Church Planting
The Scripture is clear that we are to go and make disciples.  Planting is
encouraged on local and regional levels.
Emphasis on Missions
Strong encouragement for each local church to be involved locally and
globally.  Direct relations with missions/missionaries encouraged.  EA
Missions Network available to assist local churches.
Euthanasia and suicide
Viewed as outside of God's will.
Human Sexuality
The Biblical guidelines for human sexuality; marriage as the union of
one man and one woman, chastity outside marriage, lifelong fidelity and
holiness in marriage for the sake of the Kingdom.
Inclusive Language
Biblical language clearly uses the masculine references to God (Father,
Lord, He) and are affirmed.  Modern documents, in language dealing
with humans, are more inclusive.
Lord's Supper
Practices vary in local churches
Non-Christian Religions
Christ is the only Savior of the world
Local church ordination or recognized denomination.  Candidate
applies to local church.
Two: Baptism and Lord's Supper; local church freedom
Evangelical, conservative, classical and historic Christianity is affirmed
in the Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed and other creeds of the
Protestant Christian heritage.
Local Church Polity
Women in Leadership
There are women in ministry but the  decision is left to local church
Year founded
Organized in 1998