What We Believe

Here at Redding First we believe the Church is not a place or an institution – it’s people. God’s Church is actually all of us traveling this journey of life, living as passionate disciples of Jesus. We realize that no one is perfect and neither is our world, but we also understand that God wants us to share His love all over this planet called Earth.


Love God: Being Transformed by Christ

Life is a journey and none of us has reached our final destination yet. Until we do, we realize we need God’s constant shaping in our lives. 

Connect with Others: Helping Each Other Grow in Christ

God designed us to live in relationship. We were never meant to live without the contact and interaction of other people around us. When we are willing to share life and Jesus with each other, it actually makes life more meaningful, creating a greater sense of purpose for all of us. 

Serve the World: Sharing Christ Globally and Locally

When Jesus was physically here on our planet he was the hands and feet of God for our world. But he had to go so we could receive the Holy Spirit. That Spirit now fills all of us, which means we are the hands and feet of God in the world today. As Jesus served others during his life, we think that’s what God has intended for us to do, too. So whether it’s on the other side of the globe, or the other side of the street, that’s where we want to be.




We believe in one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

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