“Connection Church is a place for all people to DISCOVER and FOLLOW Jesus and to SHARE the Gospel with our world.”

A Special Message from Pastor Doug Hixson

CORE BELIEFS


The Bible

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. The authoritative rule of faith and conduct. The Scriptures are the product of men who spoke and wrote as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)


The One True God

God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one. God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; John 8:54-59; Genesis 1&2; Matthew 28:19)


Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. Jesus Christ is God. The Scriptures declare his virgin birth; sinless life; miracles; substitutionary death on the cross; bodily resurrection from the dead; and exaltation to the right hand of God.
(Matthew 1:18-23; Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22, 2:24; I John 3:4-5; Acts 1:9,11, 2:22, 10:37-38; II Corinthians 5:21, 15:4; Matthew 28:1-6; Philippians 2:9-11)


The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ. All believers are biblically encouraged to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.
(Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 3:11, Mark 16:17, Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6, Hebrews 2:4, Romans 1:11,12:4-8, Ephesians 4:16, II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14, I Corinthians 12:1-31; 14:1-40, I Peter 4:10)

The Church

The Church is the body of Christ, made up of all Christ followers, that individually find a home at, worship at, and serve within their local Church and she has a threefold purpose: To evangelize the world, to worship God, and to equip for ministry.
(I Corinthians 12:12-28, 14:12; Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15-16;
Ephesians 4:11-16)


The Fall

Man was created in the image of God. However, by a voluntary act of rebellion, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from God’s perfect garden, Eden; a curse was pronounced; the process of physical death began; and man died spiritually. Sin entered our hearts and separated humankind from God and left man in a fallen or sinful condition.
(Genesis 1:26, 2:17, 3:6, 3:14-19, 3:23; Romans 3:23, 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:11-18)


Salvation

The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ. He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. He offers each of us a pardon for our sins and wants us to become children of God.
(Romans 8:16; Galatians 5:22, 23; II Corinthians 3:18, 5:17)


Ordinances

Baptism
The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion. Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life.
(Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4).

Communion
The Lord’s Supper consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. When taken, it is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself/herself and experience forgiveness.
(Luke 22:14-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29

Marriage

We believe that God created marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman as God biologically created them male and female at birth, and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin.
(Genesis. 2:24; Exodus. 20:14, 17, 22:19; Leviticus 18:22-23, 20:13, 15-16; Matthew 19:4-6, 9; Romans 1:18-31; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 15-20; I Timothy 1:8-11; Jude 7)

Doug Hixson
Pastor

 

Connection Church is a new church forming now and will publicly in the fall of 2022.
Our first desire is to love and serve the city of Longmont.

Doug and Dana Hixson moved to Longmont in June of 2021 to start Connection Church. They love Colorado and the beauty of the Rockies.
They have two children, Benjamin (21) and Adyson (18).

For more information, email doug@cclongmont.com.