What We Believe

Our Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Canvas City Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


Only the Bible, is the inspired Word of God. It alone is the final authority in faith and deeds.

(2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Prov. 30:5; Rom. 16:25-26)


There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.

(1 John 5:7; Gen. 1:26; Matt. 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isa. 9:6; Heb. 3:7-11)


Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

(John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:5, 3:16; Isa. 9:6; Phil. 2:5-6)


The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Eph. 1:22, 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)


Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God

(Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35).


Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation

(Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42, 44; Phil. 1:21-23, 3:21)


The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for our sinfulness and the specific sins we have committed, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death

(1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5, 5:9; Col. 1:20; Rom. 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29)


Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God

(Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21)


The commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

(Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9)


We are saved by grace (which is undeserved and unearned) through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.

(Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Heb. 9:22)


The ongoing process of yielding to God in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

(1 Thess. 4:3, 5:23; 2 Cor. 3:18, 6:14-18; 2 Thes. 2:1-3; Rom. 8:29, 12:1-2; Heb. 2:11)


For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

(John 6:44, 65)


Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They are putting their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.

(John 1:12, 14:17, 23, 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20)


Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.

(Joel 2:28-29; Matt. 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6)


The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.

(Heb. 2:4; Rom. 1:11, 12:4-8; Eph. 4:16; 2 Tim. 1:5-16, 4:14; 1 Cor. 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Pet. 4:10)


It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth; yet they can still fully trust in Christ alone for His work of salvation and serve Him faithfully regardless of the circumstances in life. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.

Spiritual (John 3:3-11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Rom. 10:9-10)
Mental and Emotional (2 Tim. 1:7, 2:11; Phil. 4:7-8; Rom. 12:2; Isa. 26:3)
Physical (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24)
Financial (Josh. 1:8; Mal. 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-10; Deut. 28:1-14; Ps. 34:10, 84:11; Phil. 4:19)


Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.

(Ps. 103:2-3; Isa. 53:5; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Cor. 12:9, 28; Rom. 11:29)


Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(Matt. 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Pet. 1:4)


After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.

(Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)


Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

(Matt. 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7-8; Rev. 1:7)

Two Sacraments

Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

(Matt 28:19; Acts 2:38)
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.

(Matt 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; 1 Cor. 10:16, 11:23-25)