Beliefs

OUR BELIEFS AND HOPES ARE BEST ARTICULATED THROUGH THE ANCIENT CREEDS DRAFTED AND ADOPTED BY THE HISTORIC CHURCH


NICENE CREED

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


Apostle's Creed

Athanasian Creed

Practices

COMMUNITY

Loneliness and isolation are realities God works to counter with something we like to call community. Inside the Biblical story we are shown that we have been made to flourish and grow inside safe and authentic friendships. Atlanta Christian Church works to create environments that help foster meaningful community through the following: 

  • Neighborhood Dinners
  • Small Groups
  • Retreats
  • Church-Wide Events
  • Service Teams & Projects

GROWTH

When the Bible describes followers of Jesus it hardly ever uses the word "Christian." That word only appears in the Bible three times. The Bible's favorite word for Jesus followers is "Disciple", a term used some 262 times in the New Testament writings. A disciple is a learner, a student, an apprentice. Faith is something we pick up, like a trade. It takes time, intention, and patience. Growth is important to us. It's important that we would all take steps in our faith and formation as learners and apprentices of Jesus. Atlanta Christian Church works to create environments that help foster growth through the following: 

  • Classes
  • Discipling & Mentoring Relationships
  • Reading Groups
  • Spiritual Practices Training

SERVICE

The mandate to serve others is embedded in the whole of the Biblical story, most clearly taught with the command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." We are called to actively seek out ways to serve the needs of others, and to leverage our strengths and resources for the common good. Atlanta Christian Church works to create opportunities for service through the following: 

  • Volunteer Serving Teams
  • Serve The City
  • Mission Trips

affiliation

WE WILL, THAT THIS BODY DIE, BE DISSOLVED, AND SINK INTO UNION WITH THE BODY OF CHRIST AT LARGE; FOR THERE IS BUT ONE BODY, AND ONE SPIRIT, EVEN AS WE ARE CALLED IN ONE HOPE.

Last Will & Testament Of The Springfield Presbytery, C.E. 1804


What Is The Christian Church? 

We are part of what's historically known as the Restoration Movement. Begun in 19th century America its heartbeat was to be a voice of unity among the many denominations and church traditions that fill our cities. Though non-denominational is an appropriate title (as we have no national headquarters), it would be better to say we are trans-denominational, in that our churches are filled with people from all sorts of church backgrounds. We find beauty and meaning in the many traditions and faith expressions that make up the church worldwide. 


For information on the Christian Church, go here.