Our Beliefs

VISION:

“What are we becoming?”

CGCC exists to glorify God as we live out our unique call as a Christ-centered family of faith to worship, seek justice and reflect the freedom and restoration power of Jesus to Livermore, the Tri-Valley area and across the globe.

MISSION:

“How are we accomplishing our vision?”

CGCC is reaching, teaching, and releasing disciples of Jesus.
Reach to know Christ, Teach to grow in Christ, Release to show Christ

VALUES:

Worship

Community

Mission

Freedom

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart… soul… strength… mind…”
Luke 10:27a
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Luke 10:27b
“Go…make disciples of all nations…”
Matthew 28:19
“Act justly; love mercy; walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8
  • Worship in lifestyle choices
  • Worship in devotion to prayer
  • Worship with time in the Scripture Worship both in actions and words
  • Relationships built on Godly love
  • Discipleship-based gatherings
  • Support and care for each other
  • Unity through grace and truth
  • Seek to connect our story to God’s
  • Share the hope you have in Christ
  • Reflect Gospel in attitude & action
  • Be the church, don’t just go to church
  • Freedom to do what is right
  • Generous and gracious stewardship
  • Grounding in Scriptural living
  • Identity in Christ’s redemptive work
Disciples seek to Worship God – always Disciples seek to ensure a healthy community Disciples seek to live their lives missionally Disciples seek to live free in grace and peace

STRATEGIC ANCHORS: Leadership Oversight

Spiritual Integrity Missional Integrity Operational Integrity
  • Are we becoming more like Christ?
  • Commitment to authentic spiritual growth
  • Spiritual fruit is produced
  • Live out the great commandment:Love God, love people, reflect the Kingdom
  • Are we seeing conversions to Christ?
  • Make disciples by living out our unique call
  • Actively sharing the faith we have in Christ
  • Pursue the great commission: baptizing, discipling, adding to the Kingdom
  • Are we being good stewards?
  • Developing a Godly focus on resources
  • Faithfulness in the small things
  • Integrity in commitments: reflecting the value of God’s Kingdom

Statement of Faith

Cedar Grove’s Statement of Faith

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

About the Bible – We believe in the Bible as God’s Word, inspired by the Holy Spirit and inerrant and authoritative for all of life. God’s Word is complete in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.

About God – We believe in one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

About Jesus Christ – We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the virgin whose name was Mary. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead. We believe that all who trust only Jesus for forgiveness of sin are reborn and permanently indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Such people are called to submit to Jesus Christ and to be His true disciples and witnesses.

About the Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit is the teacher, encourager, and enabler of every believer. We serve using spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit provides for strengthening others.

About man – We believe man is a unique creation by God. Man sinned by choice and brought upon himself both physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God. All people are born with this sinful nature.

About Salvation – Salvation comes to man only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit. Salvation is a free gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Every believer’s salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God.

About the Church – We believe the church is comprised of believers in Jesus Christ. He is the head of the church. The local expression of the church is directed by elders.

About the Ordinances – We believe Jesus directed the church to practice two ordinances: baptism and communion (the Lord’s Supper). Baptism is by immersion in water and testifies of one’s faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Communion declares Jesus’ sacrifice for sin and dramatically reminds us of our union with Him and other believers. These ordinances are acts of obedience and do not accomplish our salvation.

About the Second Coming of Jesus Christ – We believe in the bodily ascension into heaven of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His visible, personal, imminent return to the earth when he will bring all things under His perfect will.

About the Eternal State – We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men; the believer in Christ to everlasting blessedness in the presence of God, the unbeliever to everlasting punishment, separated from God.







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