© 2016 Groton C&MA Church

What We Believe

Our Statement of Faith

There is one God,

(1)

 who is infinitely perfect,

(2)

 existing eternally in three

persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.

(4)

 He was conceived by the

Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

(5)

 He died upon the cross, the Just for

the unjust,

(6)

 as a substitutionary sacrifice,

(7)

 and all who believe in Him are

justified on the ground of His shed blood.

(8)

 He arose from the dead

according to the Scriptures.

(9)

 He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high

as our great High Priest.

(10)

 He will come again to establish His kingdom,

righteousness and peace.

(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person,

(12)

 sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower

the believer,

(13)

 and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of

judgment.

(14)

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally

inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of

men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and

practice.

(15)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:

(16)

 he fell

through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death.

All men are born with a sinful nature,

(17)

 are separated from the life of God,

and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus

Christ.

(18)

 The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence

forever in conscious torment;

(19)

 and that of the believer, in everlasting joy

and bliss.

(20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who

repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift

of eternal life, and become the children of God.

(21)

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit

and be sanctified wholly,

(22)

 being separated from sin and the world and fully

dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and

effective service.

(23)

 This is both a crisis and a progressive experience

wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.

(24)

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the

healing of the mortal body.

(25)

 Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are

taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present

age.

(26)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are

redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is

the Head of the Body, the Church, 

(27)

 which has been commissioned by Him

to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all

nations.

(28)

 The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined

together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God,

for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the

ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

(29)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the

former, a resurrection unto life;

(30)

 for the latter, a resurrection unto

judgment.

(31)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent

(32) 

and will be

personal, visible, and premillennial.

(33)

 This is the believer’s blessed hope

and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.

(34)

[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians

2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans

5:9, [9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John

14:15–18, [13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter

1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, [16] Genesis 1:27, [17] Romans 3:23, [18] 1

Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21] Titus

3:4–7, [22]1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans

6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians

1:22–23, [28] Matthew 28:19–20, [29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians

15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus

2:11–14

Rev. Josh Jetto Prior to coming to Groton, Pastor Josh served Christian & Missionary Alliance churches in Grand Rapids, MN and Huron, SD. Most recently, he came from Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary where he studied Biblical Languages. Pastor Josh and his wife Kara have five children, and they make their home in Groton.
The Alliance We are part of the national Christian & Missionary Alliance Organization.
© 2016 Groton C&MA Church

What We Believe

Our Statement of Faith

There is one God,

(1)

 who is

infinitely perfect,

(2)

 existing

eternally in three persons:

Father, Son, and Holy

Spirit.

(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God

and the true man.

(4)

 He was

conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin

Mary.

(5)

 He died upon the

cross, the Just for the

unjust,

(6)

 as a substitutionary

sacrifice,

(7)

 and all who

believe in Him are justified

on the ground of His shed

blood.

(8)

 He arose from the

dead according to the

Scriptures.

(9)

 He is now at

the right hand of Majesty on

high as our great High

Priest.

(10)

 He will come again

to establish His kingdom,

righteousness and peace.

(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine

person,

(12)

 sent to indwell,

guide, teach, empower the

believer,

(13)

 and convince the

world of sin, of

righteousness, and of

judgment.

(14)

The Old and New

Testaments, inerrant as

originally given, were

verbally inspired by God and

are a complete revelation of

His will for the salvation of

men. They constitute the

divine and only rule of

Christian faith and

practice.

(15)

Man was originally created in

the image and likeness of

God:

(16)

 he fell through

disobedience, incurring

thereby both physical and

spiritual death. All men are

born with a sinful

nature,

(17)

 are separated

from the life of God, and can

be saved only through the

atoning work of the Lord

Jesus Christ.

(18)

 The portion

of the unrepentant and

unbelieving is existence

forever in conscious

torment;

(19)

 and that of the

believer, in everlasting joy

and bliss.

(20)

Salvation has been provided

through Jesus Christ for all

men; and those who repent

and believe in Him are born

again of the Holy Spirit,

receive the gift of eternal

life, and become the

children of God.

(21)

It is the will of God that

each believer should be

filled with the Holy Spirit

and be sanctified

wholly,

(22)

 being separated

from sin and the world and

fully dedicated to the will of

God, thereby receiving

power for holy living and

effective service.

(23)

 This is

both a crisis and a

progressive experience

wrought in the life of the

believer subsequent to

conversion.

(24)

Provision is made in the

redemptive work of the Lord

Jesus Christ for the healing

of the mortal body.

(25)

 Prayer

for the sick and anointing

with oil are taught in the

Scriptures and are privileges

for the Church in this

present age.

(26)

The Church consists of all

those who believe on the

Lord Jesus Christ, are

redeemed through His blood,

and are born again of the

Holy Spirit. Christ is the

Head of the Body, the

Church, 

(27)

 which has been

commissioned by Him to go

into all the world as a

witness, preaching the

gospel to all nations.

(28)

 The

local church is a body of

believers in Christ who are

joined together for the

worship of God, for

edification through the Word

of God, for prayer,

fellowship, the proclamation

of the gospel, and

observance of the ordinances

of Baptism and the Lord’s

Supper.

(29)

There shall be a bodily

resurrection of the just and

of the unjust; for the former,

a resurrection unto

life;

(30)

 for the latter, a

resurrection unto

judgment.

(31)

The second coming of the

Lord Jesus Christ is

imminent

(32) 

and will be

personal, visible, and

premillennial.

(33)

 This is the

believer’s blessed hope and

is a vital truth which is an

incentive to holy living and

faithful service.

(34)

[1] Deuteronomy

6:4, [2] Matthew

5:48, [3] Matthew

28:19, [4] Philippians

2:6–11, [5] Luke

1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter

3:18, [7] Hebrews

2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts

2:23–24, [10] Hebrews

8:1, [11] Matthew

26:64, [12] John

14:15–18, [13] John

16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John

16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter

1:20–21; 2 Timothy

3:15–16, [16] Genesis

1:27, [17] Romans

3:23, [18] 1

Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Re

velation

21:8, [20] Revelation

21:1–4, [21] Titus

3:4–7, [22]1 Thessalonians

5:23, [23] Acts

1:8, [24] Romans

6:1–14, [25] Matthew

8:16–17, [26] James

5:13–16, [27] Ephesians

1:22–23, [28] Matthew

28:19–20, [29] Acts

2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians

15:20–23, [31] John

5:28–29, [32] Hebrews

10:37, [33] Luke

21:27, [34] Titus 2:11–14

Rev. Josh Jetto Prior to coming to Groton, Pastor Josh served Christian & Missionary Alliance churches in Grand Rapids, MN and Huron, SD. Most recently, he came from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he studied Biblical Languages. Pastor Josh and his wife Kara have five children, and they make their home in Groton.
The Alliance We are part of the national Christian & Missionary Alliance Organization.