WHO WE ARE

Chroma Church was born from the mission and call of Jesus to “go and make disciples,” expressing God’s love in visible and practical ways to the people of our city and beyond.

WE ARE EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICALLY

We are Evangelical theologically because we continue to believe in Jesus as the incarnate Son of God, inspired word of God, and the experience of conversion and sanctification for living the Christian life.

WE ARE EVANGELICAL HISTORICALLY

We are Evangelical historically because our roots, like all who call themselves “Evangelical,” run from Jesus Christ and the earliest Christian churches (1st century) up through the Protestant Reformations of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the Anabaptists (16th century), the Great Awakening (18th century) and the Second Great Awakening (late 18th-early 19th centuries).

WE ARE EVANGELICAL PRACTICALLY

We are Evangelical practically because we continue to preach the gospel and practice evangelism alongside outworking our faith through works of social justice and reform.

WE ARE SPIRIT-EMPOWERED THEOLOGICALLY

We are "Spirit-empowered" theologically because we hold that receiving the Spirit is a vital experience within the process of conversion. Furthermore, that being “filled” or “empowered” by the Spirit is a normal experience throughout the Christian life.

WE ARE SPIRIT-EMPOWERED HISTORICALLY

We are  "Spirit-empowered" historically in the sense of having roots in the Wesleyan-Holiness movements (18th-19th centuries), the Pentecostal Revivals (“First Wave”), the Charismatic movements (“Second Wave”) and the “Third Wave” of the Holy Spirit in the 20th century.

WE ARE SPIRIT EMPOWERED PRACTICALLY

We are “Spirit-empowered” practically because we operate with the full range of the Spirit’s gifts as part of our ministry for the strengthening of the church and for the sake of mission in the world.

Statement of Faith

God exists eternally as Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe God the Father created the world and upholds, sustains, governs, and directs it. We believe God knows of all future events, including the choices of both angelic and human beings. We believe that he hears and answers prayer and that he saves those who come to him through Jesus Christ from both sin and death.

References

Psalm 104:1-35; Psalm 139:1-24;

Matthew 10:29-31; 28:19; Acts 17:24-28;

2 Corinthians 13:14;

Ephesians 1:9-12; 4:4-6;

Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3;

Revelation 1:4-6

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Jesus

That Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered himself as a sacrifice for sinners. By his blood that was spilled on his cross, he satisfied the wrath of God. He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, spiritual adoption as sons and daughters and life everlasting. He was raised from the dead and is with the Father in heaven.

References

Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18;

Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1- 28;

2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14;

Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11;

Colossians 1:15-23; 2:15; 1 John 2:1-2; 3:8

Hebrews 7:25; 9:13-15; 10:19; 1 Peter 2:21-25;

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The Bible

The Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is the inspired Word of God. We believe the Old Testament, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish faith, written between about 1200 and 165 BC and the New Testament books, written by Christians in the first century AD are without error. We believe they are the final authority for all Christian faith and life and are the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of humankind.

References

Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 17:17;

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

Holy Spirit

We believe that the person of the Holy Spirit is fully God and equal with the Father and Son. The primary ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also convicts unbelievers of their need for Christ and gives spiritual life through regeneration. The Spirit indwells, sanctifies, leads, illumines, and empowers all who come to faith in Christ to godly living and service. After conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness.

References

Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; 15:26-27; 16:7-15;

Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13;

2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18

We have always described ourselves as “empowered Evangelicals,” holding to the historic orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith and the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Meet Steve and Juliet,
Lead Pastors of Chroma Church

Steve and Juliet Barber

STEVE AND JULIET BARBER

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