What We believe

We believe in the Triune God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Specifically, we believe that Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God. Through His sinless life, perfect teaching, and atoning death on our behalf, we are shown how to be right and live right before God.


We believe that the Bible is the perfect Word of God. God didn't have to speak to us, but He did. He intended for that Word to be clear and instructive, and it is. We seek to derive our actions, our attitudes, and our objectives from His good and perfectly truthful Word.


We believe that the gospel is the only way of God. The gospel helps us not only in the afterlife, but in this present life. The gospel describes two equally important realities: 1) The fact that Jesus is the only way to God and 2) That as we travel along that way, we should engage our world in the same gracious manner as our Lord did.


We believe that the church is the people of God. Church is not some optional add-on or a luxury item. God intended for His children to associate together for fellowship and gospel work. It is both inconsistent and unwise for a believer to intentionally avoid the protection, partnership, and power that comes from gathering with God's people. After all, it is in the gathered church that we best display the glorious mystery of Christ.


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our values

Cedar Creek Baptist Church exists to lead people

to know Christ and to make Him known. 


KNOW CHRIST...


In Our Worship - We believe in worship that is celebratory and God-honoring. Worship celebrates God's exalted majesty. It is an act of coming into God's presence, so it is vital that we worship God as He reveals Himself both in the Word and through the Word. Worship is not about our likes and dislikes, and it doesn't exist for the sake of evangelism (though worship is the most effective evangelism). God-honoring worship is all about God, who He is, and what He has done. 


Through Discipleship - The goal of every Christian should be to become more and more like Christ every day. Discipleship is essential in the process of sanctification (Christian growth). To grow in our faith, we need to be taught and equipped. Our discipleship training is an ongoing process that involves a 2-pronged approach: 1.) Need-based and revolving core training seminars that are foundational to any Christian's learning and development, and 2.) Leadership tracks that develop men and women to lead in various ministries and teams. 


Through Small Groups - The Christian life was never meant to be lived out alone. In salvation, Christ not only delivers us from our sin, but also brings us into His family, the church (cf. Eph. 2:19-21). Being connected in a local church is essential to living the life that Christ has called us to. Being a part of a small groups allows you to form close, personal relationships with others in the church. These groups provide encouragement during the difficult times in life and accountability to stay on track in the Christian life. 


MAKE HIM KNOWN...


Through Outreach - Jesus called us to love and serve our neighbors. Outreach is servant-focused. We seek to welcome and extend ourselves to those in our community, especially those who enter our service(s). It is our goal to build relationships with those in our community with the hope of bringing them to salvation in Jesus Christ. We desire to make all first-time guests and members feel welcome. This includes but is not limited to warm greetings, information about church details and activities, and meeting all needs of guests, visitors, and members. 


Through Short-Term Missions - Just as the first churches supported one another to advance the gospel, so we seek to advance the gospel through short-term missions. Specifically, we send teams twice a year to South Asia to deliver the gospel to unreached people groups. We also intentionally raise money to support missions through the Annie Armstrong, Leonard Hood, and Lottie Moon offerings.


Through "L.O.T." Ministries - "L.O.T." stands for "Least of These." The Bible makes it clear that we are to help those who are unable to help themselves (orphans, widows, etc.). We have partnerships with multiple "L.O.T." ministires, including Jefferson Street Mission, Fern Creek Highview United Ministries, Scarlet Hope, and Matamoros Children's Home.