What We Believe

What We Believe


We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

Christ's Return

We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.


We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.


We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace that can only be received through repentance from sin and turning toward God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell, and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.


We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

The Church

We believe that the Church is both a local body as well as the global body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.


We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to make disciples of all nations.


We believe Christians are under an obligation to serve the Lord with their time, talents, and treasures and should recognize all these as entrusted to them by God to use for His glory and the good of others.

Membership Covenant

By the grace of God, having been led by the Holy Spirit to repent of our sin and trust in Jesus Christ through faith for salvation and having been baptized (Acts 2:38, Ephesians 2:8-9), we now solemnly and joyfully covenant with one another to belong, gather, and send.

Choosing to be a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, we commit to love and serve one another in the following ways:

  • As members we will love each other in a way that will make the world know we are believers. (John 13:35; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-37)
  • As members we will be held accountable for sin, and the church will provide redemption-oriented discipline when necessary. (Matthew 18:15-17; Hebrews 10:24)
  • As members we will trust and pray for the Elders and other church leaders as they submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-11)

Choosing to be a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, we commit to gather together for worship and participate in the following ways: (Hebrews 10:25)

  • As members we will collectively sit under the authority of the Word of God as it is preached and taught. (1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 4:2)
  • As members we will worship the Lord in spirit and truth. (Psalm 150; John 4:24)
  • As members we will participate in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper in an appropriate manner. (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
  • As members we will steward all of our resources including time, talents, and finances for the glory of God through the church. (Malachi 3:6-12; Matthew 6:1-34)
  • As members we will pray proactively and continually for the Holy Spirit to accomplish His great work in our neighborhood and in all nations. (1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:16; Colossians 4:2-4)

Choosing to be a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, we commit to send and be sent to make disciples in the following ways: (Matthew 28:19-20)

  • As members we will make disciples in our homes, in our neighborhoods, and in all nations. (Psalm 67, Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)
  • As members we will send out and/or be sent out to advance the Kingdom of God. (Acts 13:1-5, 17:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1-2)
  • As members we will honor our parents, spouse, and our children in accordance to the designed plan of God. (Proverbs 31, Ephesians 5:22-6:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7)
  • As members we will care for widows, orphans, the unborn, and those in need. (Psalm 139; Acts 6:1-7; James 1:27)