1. We believe the Bible is the inspired inerrant word of God and the supreme source of truth.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 

2 Peter 1:21 – “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

2. We believe in one God who exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4 – “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”

Matthew 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

3. We believe in the virgin birth, sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutional death, and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

1 Peter 2:22 – “He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.”

Acts 2:22 – “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.”

1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.”

Romans 1:3-4 – “…concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

4. We believe in both heaven and hell and the good news of Jesus Christ makes all the difference.

Revelation 20:12-15 – “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

John 3:17-18 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

John 14:6 – “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

5. We believe in the fall of man and his separation from God through sin that will ultimately lead to eternal separation (i.e. hell) without a savior.

Romans 5:12 – “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.”

Romans 3:23 – “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

2 Thess. 1:7-9 – “…when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”

6. We believe that going to heaven (i.e. salvation) is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ, trusting in His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the dead for the forgiveness of sin.

Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Titus 3:4-7 – “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy… by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Romans 10:9 – “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

7. We believe the Holy Spirit is an essential part of the Christian experience, indwelling and transforming a person at the moment of conversion.

John 3:3 – “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.””

Ephesians 1:13-14 – “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”

Titus 3:4-7 – “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

8. We believe in the ordinances of water baptism and communion.

Matthew 28:19 – 19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

1 Corinthians 11:23b-26 – “…the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

9. We believe that being part of the local church is essential for spiritual growth and following Jesus.

Acts 2:42-43, 46-47 – “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. …. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

Heb 10:24-25 – “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

10. We believe Christ will one day return to rapture His church, allowing for the great tribulation, which will usher in the 1000 year reign of Christ, ultimately leading to a new heaven and new earth where the redeemed of God will dwell forever.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 – “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

The Great Tribulation – Revelation chapters 4-19

Revelation 20:6 – “Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.”

Revelation 21:1-3 – “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.”

Baptism

Jesus stated in the Great Commission "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" (Matthew 28:19). Scripture teaches that baptism is done as a profession of faith and in obedience to our Lord's command. We believe that water baptism by immersion is the next step for a person who has received Jesus Christ as Savior and is committed to following Him.

What is baptism?
Baptism is a profession of faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. It symbolizes the transforming work of God’s Spirit in the life of a believer. “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)

Why be baptized?
Baptism is an act of obedience by a believer responding to the command of Jesus. “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" (Matthew 28:19).

Who should be baptized?
Every person who has professed their faith in Jesus Christ and is committed to following Him. (Acts 2:37-41)

When and how to be baptized?
Scripture states that those who had become Christians were immediately baptized as a profession of faith. (Acts 9:18-19, 10:47-48, 16:27-33, etc.) Therefore, there is no reason for a Christian to delay or postpone getting baptized.

PCC baptisms are scheduled throughout the year. Call the church office at (949) 940-2600 or email contact us for more info.

Note: High School students need to contact Pastor Brandon at Brandon@pccsc.org

 

Communion

"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." - Matthew 26:26-28

Jesus calls His followers to continually remember the great sacrifice He paid for our sins through the symbolic act of taking communion. PCC believes that communion is a time for the church to gather together to pray, confess, worship, and take communion as a response to God's loving grace and mercy.

 

Child dedication

Throughout the ministry of Jesus we see Him praying for children. Matthew 19:13 - Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. Scripture also teaches that our children are a gift from the Lord (Ps. 127:3-5) and it is important for parents to raise their children according to God's word (Deut. 6:4-6).

As a church, PCC is committed to supporting our families in this effort by praying for our children and dedicating them to the Lord (note: this is not child baptism).

If you are interested, please call the church office at 949.940.2600 for the next scheduled child dedication.

 

Church membership

Church Membership at PCC is available to Christians (i.e. placed their faith and trust in Christ), who have been baptized, who want to call PCC their church home and have completed the Discovery Class.

Call our church office at 949.940.2600 to find out more about the next scheduled Discovery Class.