We believe salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ is a redemptive process wholly of God, in which believers participate solely on the basis of His Grace through their faith in Jesus Christ.
All who trust in Jesus alone as their Lord and Savior receive the forgiveness of sins and the free gift of new life, which is eternal and abundant. As the Author and Perfector of our faith, Jesus will complete the good work so salvation begins in every believer. Such eternal security of the believer’s salvation in Jesus is kept solely by the power and promises of God.
I want to talk to someone about salvation…
We are here to walk with you through life’s toughest questions? For a personal message by Pastor Dan Wooldridge on Salvation entitled “Good News Evangelism”, click here. If you’d like to speak with a pastor to explore further what it means to be saved then click here or call the church office at 512-863-6576 and we’ll help guide you through this process.
Baptism is the first step of obedience in the Christian life; a public proclamation of faith and new life in Jesus Christ. It is an outward public testimony of an inward transformation. For a personal message on Why Baptism? by Pastor Dan Wooldridge, click here.
1. Who should be baptized?
All who have experienced God’s saving grace and responded through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; believing that He died for their sins, was buried and rose from the dead.
2. Why should Christians be baptized?
Out of obedience to Jesus’ commands as recorded in the New Testament and evidenced in the early church.
3. How should Christians be baptized?
Immersion is the method of baptism that identifies the believer with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection; therefore, Crestview practices baptism by immersion.
4. When should Christians be baptized?
After experiencing God’s saving grace and responding through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
I need to be baptized…
Would you like more information before taking this next step? OR Are you ready to take your next step in baptism? We are excited to share in this celebration with you. Please click here or call 512-863-6576 and we’ll contact you to further discuss and answer any questions and/or schedule your baptism.
Statement of Faith
Authority of Scripture
We believe that all Scripture is divinely inspired and serves as the final authority in all matters of belief and behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Therefore, we value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation for all that we do.
We believe that we are created by God to worship Him, and that glorifying God is the ultimate reason for our existence (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we will seek to praise and worship Him passionately – as individuals, as families, and as a local church.
We believe that prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian, and that God unleashes His power and leading in the lives of those who spend time in prayer (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Therefore, we will intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family and corporate prayer.
We believe that the family is God’s foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4). Therefore, we encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and, we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities.
We believe that God instructs Christians to cultivate loving relationships as a community of believers (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11). Therefore, we will actively pursue personal, family, and staff relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring.
We believe that all Christians should daily pursue a growing, personal relationship with Christ, and are responsible for becoming more like Christ in their beliefs and conduct (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28). Therefore, we will provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts.
Every Member Ministry
We believe that God cares about the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every person. Further, we believe that every member of this church is called to minister (Ephesians 4:11-12). Therefore, we will develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry.
We believe that every person is important to God, that God desires a personal relationship with every individual, and that He has entrusted us with the message of salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20). Therefore, we will endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status, both in Georgetown and throughout the world.
We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us … time, money, abilities, etc. … to expand His kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10). Therefore, we encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God’s ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one-tenth of one’s income) to support the work of the church.