Joining God in changing people into devoted followers of Christ who change the world with His love.
By God's grace, we desire to be a Christ-centered church for all people where the power of the gospel is continually transforming lives, renewing our city and changing the world.
At Door Creek Church, we are committed to:
GATHER on Weekend - GROW in a Group - GIVE of Yourself
Join us each weekend as we GATHER together to focus on Christ, learn biblical truths and worship our awesome God. DCC Kids is part of our weekend, offering safe, engaging, and age-appropriate programming.
God calls us to be in community with one another, building authentic relationships, so we can give support and help each other GROW into devoted followers of Christ. Join a Life Group or another small group.
God has blessed each of us with time, a unique set of abilities and finances. As Christ-followers, we are called to steward these to further His work in this world. There are many ways to GIVE, including volunteering.
By focusing on three specific areas, intentional steps are taken to grow as devoted followers of Christ. This plan provides opportunities for us to respond to God’s grace and experience His goodness every day, as we grow in relationship with Christ and each other.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus - Israel’s promised Messiah - was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.
The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions.
At Door Creek Church, we recognize that belief in God can be difficult and that it is worth acknowledging and wrestling with the questions, doubts, and skepticism that surround the claims of the Christian faith.
We warmly welcome both believers and skeptics to process their doubts and beliefs with the recognition that it is not sufficient to hold on to them just because we inherited them. If you are interested in processing your doubts and beliefs or exploring Christianity, we'd love to have you visit us at one of our weekend gatherings.
This page is a place for both skeptics and believers to engage with theological and cultural issues surrounding Christianity and to explore what Christianity teaches. Our goal is for this page to provide topics and resources to help you grow spiritually. Whether you consider yourself a Christ-follower, a skeptic or somewhere in the middle, there is a great deal we can learn together as we investigate the truth claims of the Christian faith.
You don't have to wrestle with these questions alone. We invite you to take the next step—check out our groups page and search for the most recent Exploring Christianity class where these questions and more will be discussed over a meal in community with others.
The Bible is not a collection of myths, but one story rooted in actual history. The best place to start when examining the reliability of the Bible is with the gospels and the life of Jesus. There are many great scholars that demonstrate how the gospel accounts are not myth, but eyewitness testimony to historical events and accurately record the life of Jesus.
If the gospel accounts can be held to be true and reliable, then from that foundational starting place, we can begin to work out how we can trust the reliability of the entire Bible.
In today's culture it sounds offensive to say Jesus is the only way to God or to salvation. Isn’t it more tolerant to say that Jesus is one among many ways to God (if there even is a God) then to arrogantly say your view of truth is the only way to see it?
All other religions basically show us a prophet or sage who points people to God, but in Christianity, we see that Jesus is God who has come to find us. If Jesus is not God, then He has no claim on your life and does not have the authority to tell you how to find God. If he truly is God who came to find you, He has an exclusive claim on your life and possesses the authority to show you the way to God.
The question that follows this discussion is an ancient one: who do you say that Jesus is?
Suffering is one of the great challenges to Christian faith. If there is a good and all-powerful God, how can He allow suffering? There are no simple and easy answers, but the Christian faith holds that God is both all-loving and all-powerful, yet suffering still exists.
The Bible is filled with people who suffer and who question God on their suffering. There is real wrestling and honest struggling in the Bible with people before an all-loving and all-powerful God. But in the Bible, we see that we are not left to suffer alone, that God has actually suffered with us and for us through Jesus. This doesn’t eliminate our suffering, but it does show us that God is willing to walk right into the middle of suffering himself and with us.
The Bible’s teaching on heaven and hell are not tricks to make anyone conform to a certain behavior. They are meant to bring us deep hope and trust in God.
The Christian faith teaches that an eternal God created a good world that was marred by human sin and rebellion. The reality of humanity’s rebellion toward God means that just as there are two ways to live now, with God and without God, there are two ways to live forever, with God or without God.
The beauty of Christianity is that anyone can become a Christian. The message of the gospel is for all people. Many people think that though the message of Christianity may be for all kinds of people, once you become a Christian, your freedom is erased and your identity is lost.
Thankfully, this is not at all what it means to be a Christian. Through faith in Christ, we don’t discard who we are, we become who we are and discover the true freedom and identity that is found by embracing the gospel. No straightjackets needed.
The message at the heart of Christianity is really quite simple – simple enough to be outlined in a few pages. It is a message from the Bible about God and His Son, Jesus.
“Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18