Background


Crestview Community Church, or C3 as we like to call it, is an independent, non-denominational church serving Lafayette and West Lafayette Indiana.  C3 is a casual-contemporary church that is Bible based and Christ centered, offering a wide array of ministries to meet the growing needs of both the family and the community. We are excited about the future, and hope you will take time to visit with us. We think you will quickly discover that Crestview is a great place to connect with others, grow in your faith and discover what life in the Kingdom God is all about.


Our Beliefs
 
1. The Bible is the inspired word of God.
The Bible is the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and trustworthy
teaching us how to conduct our lives. “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives.” 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT. We also believe that the Bible is the one true authority in matters pertaining to the Christian faith.
(Acts 17:11; Isaiah 8:20)
 
2. Jesus Christ is the Son of God 
Jesus Christ is the second person of the trinity, The scriptures teach he was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18-23), that he led a sinless life, John 3:4-5, and that he performed miracles Acts 10:37-38., Acts 2:22). Jesus also died on the cross for our sins, I Peter 2:24 and was resurrected from the dead, John 20:5-10. And he now sits at the right hand of the Father (Acts 1: 9, 11.)

3. Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation.
Jesus Christ is the only way to God because of His death on the cross, which paid for our sins. (Acts 4:12; John 14:6). Because of this sacrifice we, are adopted into God’s family. The Holy Spirit is given to us to guide, comfort, convict, and help us grow in our faith with Jesus Christ.
 
4. The Trinity  
We believe there is only one true God who is both infinite and eternal (Matt 5:48; I King 8:27).
But he has revealed himself in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19. God is neither limited by space or time and is eternally self-existent. (John 8:54-59)     
 
5. Baptism.
The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by being immersed in water (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and 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 (Romans 6:4).

6. Communion:
The Lord’s Table 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. (Matthew 26:26-28) It is an opportunity for a believer to examine oneself and repent in order to experience the forgiveness granted to us in the cross.  

7. The Church is the body of Christ.
The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a four-fold purpose: to Glorify God (Colossians 3:1617, Ephesians 1:12, and Ephesians 5:16-19), make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Timothy 2:2), make Jesus known to a lost world (Acts 1:8), and to meet human need (Luke 6:35-36, Acts 11:29, 1 John 3:17, James 1:27). 

8. The Holy Spirit is an integral part of the Christian life.
The Holy Spirit is given to every follower of Christ to guide, comfort, convict, and adopt us into the family of God. The nine fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are by-products of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (1 Corinthians 12:111). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (1 Corinthians 14:26-33) in the context of love (1 Corinthians 13:113).