“We believe every believer is gifted, anointed to do God’s work. We gather, train, and send people out.”
Church Underground VISION | MISSION
Our Vision - Who are We?
We are a Movement bringing Christ and His transformation power to people, communities, and cities.
Our Mission - How do we accomplish it?
We exist to lead people into a Christ-centered lifestyle, one person at a time
Our Beliefs - Our Worldview and Our Convictions
We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and new Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. We believe God supernaturally moved upon different men and used them in their individual styles and personalities, to write God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings. Therefore, those applying themselves to study its literal, historical-grammatical context can accurately understand God’s Word. Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life. (2 Timothy 2:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.)
We believe in the one living and true God, eternally (John 17:3) existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience (John 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4).
We believe God the Father created all things in six literal days for His glory according to His own will (Revelation 4:11), through His Son, Jesus Christ. He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption (Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3).
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8-9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and man, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, bringing that person into union with Christ and the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, permanently indwells at salvation, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for Christ-like living and service (John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:22; 4:11-12; Romans 8:9-17; 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4-5, 11-13, 19; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 2:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:12.)
We believe that God created mankind – male and female – in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, but in the sovereign plan of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death and condemnation to all mankind. All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice. Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God’s righteous wrath, all mankind is in desperate need of the Savior (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 1:18, 32).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ. Before Creation, God chose those who would be saved and granted this unearned grace solely based on His sovereign good pleasure. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone. At salvation each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever. Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end (Romans 8:37-39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13).
We believe that upon placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, that the believer is made part of the Body of Christ, the one universal church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The Scriptures command believers to gather locally in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, fellowship, the ordinances of baptism and communion, service to the local body through the development and use of talents and spiritual gifts, and outreach to the world to make disciples (Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20). Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the Church under the watchful care of a plurality of elders. A church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16).
We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection symbolized by immersion in water. The Lord’s Supper is the united commemoration by believers of Christ’s death until He comes and should be preceded by a careful self-examination (Acts 2:41; Romans 6:3-6; 1 Corinthians 11:20-29).
We believe it is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and local church fellowship to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. We believe the primary focus and priority of this call is centered on efforts that establish, strengthen, and reproduce biblically-based churches, which will then plant churches that plant churches for future generations and God’s glory (Matthew 11:18-20).
We believe that marriage is created by God to be shared between one biological man and one biological woman, in a lifelong holy covenant, for the purpose of companionship, sexual intimacy, and procreation. Our created gender, sexuality, and sexual fulfillment are gifts from the Creator and are to be embraced with gratitude and worship. God designed sexual intimacy to be expressed and consummated only between a man and a woman when they are united as one flesh in marriage (Genesis 1:27–28, 2:24; Matthew 19:4–6).
Men and women are created in the image of God and stand equal in dignity and worth. (Gen 1:27; 9:6; Gal 3:28; James 3:9.) God designed gender, recognized through our biological sex, as an immutable reality essential to our identity as male and female. While the fall distorts God’s design for men and women (Gen. 3:16-19), Jesus makes men and women fellow heirs of God’s eternal grace (1 Peter 3:7) who differ in complementary and mutually beneficial ways.
We affirm the significant role women should play in the local church and that every leadership opportunity is open to women except those excluded by Scripture in the home and church. Specifically, the Scriptures state that husbands are called to lead and love in the home as Christ loves the church (Eph. 5:22-33) and that a plurality of men are to serve the church as elders/pastors (1 Timothy 3:2).
As a church, we adopt the Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality and Gender. You can read the full text of the statement (Insert Link Here).
We believe in and expectantly await the glorious, visible, personal, return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed hope of His return has a vital bearing on the personal life, service, and mission of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:1-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell. The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the manifested presence of God (Acts 1:3, 9; Hebrews 7:25-26).
Our Values | Our Culture - What's Important to us?
Our Primary Identity here at Church Underground is that you are a 'Child of God'
Our Cultural values are derived from the Bible!
So what are our core values?
– Unapologetically Preaching the Authoritative written word of God without error in all its teachings –
Acts:4, 2 Timothy 3:16,Psalm 119:89. Romans 1:16
– Nourishing a Lifestyle of Worship
Romans 12:1, Matthew 4:10, Revelation 5:12, Psalms
– Developing Leaders Everywhere, Every time through Servant Leadership
Psalms 78:72, Proverbs 11:4,Matthew 20:26-28, Acts 20:28, Eph 4:11-13
– Empowering Generations through Authentic Godly living and mentorship
Deuteronomy 6:5-7, 11:9, Proverbs 22:6, Judges 2:10, Psalm 71:18
– Reaching Cities through Ministering of Justice, Welfare, Love of Christ
Micah 6:8, Isaiah 1:17, Proverbs 31:9, Matthew 22:39, James 1:27, Psalm 82:3
– Growing Together as Family of God
Hebrews 10:24-25, Romans 12:10-13,Galatians 6:10, 1 Timothy 5:8
– Restoring Kingdom Culture at Work and Fun, Play
1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:23-24. Matthew 5:16, Proverbs 16:3
– Obedience to the Holy Spirit and the Word through Prayer (Intercession)
Exodus 19:5, 2 Corinthians 10:5, John 14:5, 2 John 1:6, Acts 5:32
– Utilizing Innovation, Technology and Social media to reach People, Communities and nations with the Gospel
Luke 8:1-11 (Parable of the sower) Sowing everywhere Romans 10:14-15
– Nurturing Teams to Multiply Church Plants | Church Underground Network to reach people, communities and cities
Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-47, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 1:10
– Discipling Members through Humility and Biblical authority for Holiness- Becoming like Christ
Titus 3:10, Romans 16:17-18, James 5:14-20, Matthew 18:15-17, Hebrews 13:17, Galatians 6:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 1 Timothy3:1-7