Statement of Faith
Crystal Beach Community Church was organized in 1957 as a congregation with a state charter for the definite purpose of promoting the Christian religion on an undenominational or non-sectarian basis, assisting the whole community in its outreach toward a harmonious and abundant life.
As a Community Church, it serves all the community and considers the whole community as its parish. It invites into its fellowship, and membership, all who love the Lord Jesus Christ. It welcomes to the Lordís Table all who truly, and earnestly, repent of their sins and are in love, and charity, with their neighbors, and desire to lead a new life following the commandments of God. Relationships to the denominational churches may be retained where this is desired and where such relationships are maintained according to the rules and requirements of all denominations concerned.
We believe in the universality of the church, which includes all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior. We believe in unity without uniformity. All persons are welcome regardless of denominational background or doctrinal beliefs. There is freedom encouraged and practiced in this congregation.
The congregation practices ecumenicity in worship, believing Christian people can and ought to worship and serve the Lord together, on the local level, despite differences in church backgrounds.
Holy Communion (the Lordís Supper) is observed on the first Sunday of each month, combining the traditions of all Christian groups. Usually, but not always, the elements of the communion are passed in the pews.
We believe in Christian baptism Ė which is done by immersion, pouring or sprinkling, as a sign and seal of Christian commitment for adults and infants. We recognize that in infant baptism the parents will assume responsibility for providing a Christian home so that the child will later make a Christian decision. Dedication of children with their parents is also practiced as an alternative to water baptism.