What We Believe:
Our Doctrinal Statement:
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the majesty on high, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become the children of God.
We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with his Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.
We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons, who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
We believe that water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are institutions of God to be observed by the believers in the local churches during this age to express their relationship with Jesus Christ. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
Evangelical Free Church of America
Evangelical Free Church of Clinton, Iowa is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America, an association of autonomous churches. Learn more about the EFCA by visiting their website at efca.org.