Our Core Pursuits
Bluelick is all about LIFE. We believe that a church must breathe! A Christ-centered focus demands that we pursue the following core elements in our every day church life.
The Bible is God's love letter to us! We teach, explain, and apply the Bible at Bluelick. It guides, corrects, comforts, and instructs. Each church service and class is designed with a strong emphasis upon preaching and teaching of the Bible.
The Preaching & Teaching of the Bible
The development of a heart for God grows through personal daily Bible study and prayer. What we are as individuals is what we will be as a congregation. Our desire is to know God and grow in our love for Him.
A Believer's Personal Walk with God
The Holy Spirit's presence in a believer's life is manifest in the outflow of music from the heart. Bluelick emphasizes Christ-honoring music that draws attention to God and provides an outlet for our praise, thanks, and love to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Living worship throughout the week requires a Christ-ward focus and a Spirit-filled life. Loving God and living for Him means I will live yielded to God's will, obedient to His voice, and praising His name.
A Lifestyle of Worship
Spiritual friendships challenge and encourage each Christian. We aim to foster great friends who love and serve God together. Small group Bible studies, retreats, youth activities, and ministry-projects are some of the many avenues friendships of accountability can be formed and forged at Bluelick.
Friendships for Growth
Finding the support and encouragement to build a strong home is sometimes hard to find. At Bluelick, we love to equip and help families to succeed for God through instruction, example, and counsel of Scripture.
Strengthening Christian Homes
An identifying mark of true believers is the love they show toward Christians. Bluelick demonstrates care to one another through fellowship at church, group activities, time in each other's homes, and through prayer with and for one another.
Prayer & Care for Others
Bluelick Bible Church takes seriously our responsibility to make disciples of all nations. Through personal, financial, and prayerful support, our church invests in the eternal souls around the world. Out of love for Christ, we desire to send missionaries and plant churches from our congregation.
A World Missions Vision
Bluelick lovingly shares the good news of Jesus Christ with individuals and families in our community. We recognize the privilege God has given the church to bring the message of eternal life to a culture desperately in need of hope that is only found in Christ.
Personal Evangelism & Outreach
1. The Scriptures
We believe that every Word in every part of the original manuscripts of the Bible is given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16). It is truth without any mixture or error. We believe the Bible to be the center of true Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
2. The True God
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God (Deut. 6:4, Jer. 10:10). He is infinite, intelligent, perfect in spirit, and a personal being. He is the creator, preserver, and supreme ruler of the universe (1 Kings 8:27; Acts 17:24-28; Psalm 139:1-6). He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and all other perfections (love, power, righteousness, truth, etc). We believe that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4-6), equal in every Divine perfection (John 10:30; 14:23; 17:5,10) and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Eph. 2:18; Rev. 1:4-5).
A. The Father
We believe that He is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:3) and the Father of all who come to God through Jesus Christ (John 1:12). We rejoice that He so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
B. The Son
We believe that the whole of Scripture centers around the Lord Jesus Christ, and points to His suffering and the glory that should follow (Luke 24:27, 44). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, being supernaturally conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25). We believe that He was without sin in His own life (1 Pet. 2:22) but that He was made to be sin for us upon the cross of Calvary where He suffered all the wrath of God against sin as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice (1 Pet. 2:24). His burial declares the complete putting away and removal of our sin (Rom. 6:6), and His literal, bodily resurrection assures our justification and shows His complete victory over sin, death, and Satan (1 Cor. 15:1-8).
C. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son and of the same nature (John 16:7). We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in the new birth: all believers are baptized in the Spirit into the body of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-14) and from the moment of conversion, He indwells the child of God (1 Cor. 3:16).
We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age and the author of all the powers of darkness, and that he is destined to an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire. (Isa. 14:12-15; 2 Cor. 4:3-4). We believe that through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ a perfect judgment of Satan and his followers has been secured (John 12:31; 16:11).
We believe that man came into being by the direct creation of God as recorded in Genesis 1 and 2 and not through evolution. We believe that man was created in holiness and in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression he fell from that sinless and happy state (Gen. 3). Consequently, all of mankind is now sinful—not only by nature, but also by choice—and is utterly void of the holiness required by the law of God. All mankind, positively inclined to evil (Rom. 5:19a; Rom. 3:23), are therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse (Eph. 2:13; Gal. 3:22). We believe that regeneration or the new birth is that miracle wrought in the soul by the Holy Spirit, in which the Divine Nature is imparted unto man when he repents of sin and believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:17; John 3:1-14).
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the imputed merits and the mediating work of the Son of God. As a vicarious sacrifice on Calvary’s tree, shedding His precious blood for our redemption (Isa. 53; 2 Cor. 5:21), Jesus Christ died, was buried, and was raised again to assure our justification. We believe that personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation (John 1:12; 5:24). Genuine repentance—both a godly sorrow for sin and a turning from sin—is an essential aspect of the sinner’s salvation (Acts 2:37, 38).
6. The Church
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the true or invisible church is composed of all who are born again and that by the same Spirit we are all baptized into one body (1 Cor. 12:12-27). We believe that the visible church consists of local congregations of believers (3 John 9; 1 Cor. 1:1-13), associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel (Acts. 2:4,42,47). We believe that the local, visible church of Christ is a voluntary and independent autonomous group of believers (Matt. 18:15 – 18) and that each congregation recognizes its own democratic self-containing government as its highest authority for carrying out the will of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:21-26).
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful symbol our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour. We believe that Christian baptism is incumbent upon each believer (Matt. 28:19-20; Col. 2:12).
2. The Lord’s Supper
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of Christ’s death until He comes and that the elements are symbolic of the broken body and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus. Only believers should partake, and the partaking should always be preceded by a solemn self-examination (1 Cor. 11:23-28).
7. End Times
We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Bride, the Church (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Upon that return, believers will appear before the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded according to their works (1 Cor. 3:12-15). We believe in the personal, visible, pre-millenial coming of Christ to restore the Throne of David and to reign one thousand years (Rev. 19:11-16). We believe in the final resurrection of the unjust to stand before God at the Great White Throne Judgment and that whoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15). We believe in the glorious, eternal reign of God (1 Cor. 15:24-28).