What We Believe
This Statement covers the core elements of biblical teachings that we believe and teach here at Cumberland. However, it does not completely cover all our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, is the final authority concerning truth, morality, and how we are called to live our lives and is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
We are redeemed messy people pointing other messy people to the gospel of Jesus.
To redeem lives, families, communities, and our world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Love People One at a Time (Relationships)
- Every individual bears the image of God. Therefore, we will perpetuate the inclusive nature of God’s family by loving all people with dignity, respect, and honor.
Feed People the Word of God (Spiritual Growth)
- The Bible, the word of God, is the final authority. Therefore, we will present it clearly, creatively, and consistently for spiritual nourishment and growth.
Connect People to God through Prayer and Worship (Intimacy)
- Through Christ, we have full access to our heavenly Father by His Spirit. Therefore, we will encourage personal and public pursuits of encountering God.
Motivate People to Serve (Humility)
- God is glorified through the redemption of lives, communities, and the world. Therefore, embracing the mind of Christ, we will join Him in sacrificial service to the kingdom of heaven.