Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE in one GOD: We believe in God who is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14)

WE BELIEVE that JESUS CHRIST is the Son of God: He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Cor. 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)

WE BELIEVE that the HOLY SPIRIT is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God: He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.   (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

WE BELIEVE the ENTIRE BIBLE is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error, and is the final authority of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)

WE BELIEVE that MANKIND was created in the IMAGE of GOD to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own efforts. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)

WE BELIEVE that the BLOOD of JESUS, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Eph. 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:2; Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)  

WE BELIEVE the CHURCH is the BODY of CHRIST, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to a lost world. (Ephesians 4:11-17; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

OUR AFFILIATIONS 

1. BOSS was the second church plant of Bayside of Granite Bay in Roseville. However, our church runs independently. You can learn more about Bayside at www.baysideonline.com

2. BOSS is affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. You can learn more about the ECC at www.covchurch.org.

The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity. The ECC affirms as central to its life and thought five evangelical emphases:

1. The centrality of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16)
2. The necessity of new birth in Christ (John 3:3, 14:6)
3. The church is a fellowship of believers (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
4. A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25)
5. The reality of freedom in Christ (John 8:31-32; Galatians 5:1)

The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) affirms men and women in all ministry and leadership positions within the church, both lay and clergy (including senior pastor). The ECC believes that the biblical basis for service in the body of Christ is giftedness, a call from God, and godly character—not gender. As a member of the ECC, BOSS Church supports women as senior pastors, associate pastors, and staff ministers. Women candidates will be considered by the Pastor Search Team to fill the open senior pastor position at BOSS.

3. BOSS is part of the Pacific Southwest Conference, a mission region of the ECC made up of  Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. The superintendent of the PSWC is Rev. Paul Wilson. You can learn more about the PSWC at www.pswc.org