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Uptown Church is a Christian church. We follow Jesus Christ, we teach from the Bible, and we worship God as the creator and ruler of the universe. Through our relationship with Jesus Christ, we are forgiven of our sins, transformed in our lives, restored in our relationship with God who loves us dearly. It's our passion to share this faith and hope with our city and our world.

We exist to love God & share God by reaching our city and our world – inspiring people to become dynamic followers of Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As
Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

Acts 1:8John 16:7-1314:16-17Galatians 5:251 Corinthians 2:123:16 Ephesians 1:135:18

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.

Genesis 1:27 Psalm 8:3-6 Isaiah 53:6a Romans 3:23 Isaiah 59:1-2

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we
turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23Ephesians 2:8-9John 14:6,1:2Titus 3:5Galatians 3:26Romans 5:1,10:9-10

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16,14:17Romans 6:238:17-18Revelation 20:151 Corinthians 2:7-9

Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.”

Matthew 3:16-1728:18-20Acts 2:418:12

IN ADDITION TO ESSENTIAL BELIEFS, WE UPHOLD THE FOLLOWING: non-essential-beliefs

In Non-Essential Beliefs, we have liberty. Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.

In All our Beliefs, we show charity. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Romans 14:1412 ,221 Corinthians 13:2