Introduction to Christpoint
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God desires to conform us to the image of His Son Jesus (Romans 8:29) and transform us by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). We believe growth in Christ involves four aspects: word, worship, work, and witness, which are symbolized by the Christian’s head (word), heart (worship), hands (work), and feet (witness). Proportionate growth in each of these areas results in growth in Christ—the process of discipleship. Thus, discipleship is a process of moving persons from being non-believers to maturing disciples who make disciples.
Through the process of discipleship, our church makes disciples and follows Jesus’ final and most important instructions to His Church: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).
A disciple is a Christian who grows in knowledge and understanding of the Word of God (head), cultivates relationships with God and people (heart), dedicates himself to the building of His Kingdom through service (hands), and shares the good news of the gospel through word and deed (feet).
To help all believers both become disciples and make disciples, we have developed a growth plan called — Next Point Discipleship Process. Because every person has unique qualities, discipleship must be specifically tailored for the individual. No believer shares an identical journey of spiritual growth, and people respond differently to activities designed for such growth. Therefore, each stage in the discipleship process has multiple activities and experiences to meet the various needs of individual growth.
The Scriptures suggest certain markers to indicate spiritual maturity in the life of a believer.
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At Christpoint, if you desire to become a member, we ask that you complete a few short steps:
- Receive Jesus as your Savior
- Be water baptized
- Attend Intro Point
- Be 18 years of age
- Complete the CORE class which is offered during each Growth Point semester
- Fill out a membership application and submit it to the office (a pastor will contact you)
Once the application has been approved, you will be recognized as a member of Christpoint Church.
At Christpoint Church, we dedicate children rather than baptize them. Just as Hannah dedicated Samuel to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:21-28) and Mary and Joseph dedicated the infant Jesus (Luke 2:21-40) to the Lord according to Jewish custom, we believe dedication more closely follows the Biblical pattern than baptism, of which we have no RECORD of an infant or child being baptized in the Bible. Thus, this dedication ritual does not impart faith or forgiveness of sins to the child. Rather, it is the parent’s public acknowledgment that the child is a gift from God to them, and that they have a spiritual responsibility for the Christian nurture and training of this child.
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as: an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8); a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28); an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42); and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20). At Christpoint we adhere to the belief that the baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4).