WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE
Clear Lake Church of Christ is an intentionally diverse group of people. We seek to be a church that looks like John’s description of heaven in Revelation 7:9 “A great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” We call this our R7.9 Vision. Our church is composed of all ages and includes people from a variety of nations. We come from many different educational, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. What we have in common is our Savior, Jesus Christ, and our desire to be the people he has created us to be.
Our motto is “Reflecting Jesus.” In everything we say and do we want others to see Jesus living in us. We welcome everyone no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. We accept people as they are and seek to help them grow to maturity in Christ. Whether you are a beginner in the faith or a long-time servant of Jesus, we invite you to join us in our mission.
MINISTERS & STAFF
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This same God communicates to us through His Word, the Bible. The Bible reveals that God fashioned man in His own image. Yet, man’s rebellion brought evil, pain, and damnation into the world. God mercifully provided a way of escape: Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is entirely God. He comforts, teaches, gifts, and transforms us back into the image of God. God has ordained earthly families with specific roles for each member. Similarly, our Christian family has been gifted, through the Spirit, with special talents to use in the body of Christ. The presence of the Spirit should be evident as we glorify God in our worship, share in one another’s lives, and engage in the work God has prepared for us. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we direct adoration upward to God and encouragement outward to one another.
Unity in baptism is part of God’s plan for spiritual development and eternal salvation. Through baptism we join with Jesus through our own symbolic death, burial and resurrection by his power. We leave our old lives of sin to rise and live a new life as part of God’s family empowered by a special gift, the Holy Spirit. God continues to forgive all sins, as we forgive others.
Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He is fully God and became a complete human being. Born of a virgin, Jesus lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of men, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. He overcame the power of death and thereby provided a path to salvation for all who believe in Him. Jesus is now with the father and intercedes on our behalf.
Relationship with God
We know that as we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. All who wish to participate in communion each Sunday, and on other appropriate occasions, receive a unique blessing. We are fortunate that the Father can be approached at any time. We affirm the power of prayer both in our worship services and in our personal lives.
We believe that God rules in the affairs of men and desires to come into fellowship with every soul. We offer friendship and assistance to all who seek God. It is our responsibility to call all people to repentance and confession of Jesus Christ as Lord. We eagerly await the day of Christ’s return when the dead will be resurrected, all souls judged, and evil overthrown for all eternity. God’s people will be ushered into his presence and witness his glory forever.
We reflect Jesus as a community led by the Spirit of God by making and maturing disciples through service, worship, and discipleship.
Through our service we reveal the good news of God’s love for humankind as we serve the world, our community, our families, and each other.
Through our worship we welcome all as we praise God, celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection, and reflect upon His word.
Through our discipleship we invite people into the family of God as we allow God’s spirit to transform us.
Clear Lake Church of Christ is blessed to have a number of shepherds who have been charged with overseeing the people of God. They care for the church as a shepherd watches over the sheep. You will regularly see them praying, teaching, counseling and encouraging their flock. They are responsible for the overall spiritual health and well being of the congregation. They serve under our Chief Shepherd, Jesus and we willingly submit to their leadership and guidance.