Our Beliefs

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22, 23 ; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ; Romans 1:3-4 ; Acts 1:9-11 ; 1 Timothy 6:14-15 ; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. as Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21 ; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5 )

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6 ; Isaiah 53:6a ; Romans 3:23 ; Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:2; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9-10)
We believe that the gifts of the spirit are for those mature in faith that seek after those gifts. The operation of the gifts are for the building up of the believer. We feel that the gifts should be operational in personal time with God or in a small group setting, not in a corporate worship experience.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)

LOVE GOD. LOVE OTHERS. SERVE ALL. #LGLOSA

Eddie & Karen Jones

Lead Pastors
Eddie & Karen along with Lebriska, their daughter, moved to Rolla in 2002 to launch Christian Life Center. They had previously served for 10 years in student ministry in 2 other churches. Eddie & Karen have been married for 26 years & love to travel. They enjoy playing golf and spending time exploring and calling those Ed & KK’s adventures.

Chris & Stacy Waldmann

Pastors of Prepare & Enrich, Chris & Stacy Waldmann, take pride and consider it an honor to join with CLC Marriages & Families to teach & train them to develop a God-Centered family. They are passionate about building strong marriages & families and leading kids to Jesus. They have been married for 25 years with a family of five children and are always active and fun-loving. You can only imagine their home never has a dull moment. Together, they enjoy playing music, summer nights at the Muny, traveling, football, and hockey.

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