The Potter’s House
Christian Fellowship Church
of Denton, Texas
1310 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76205
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19
God has never rescinded this command. At The Potter’s House CFC, we take seriously Christ’s command to us to “make disciples of all the nations…”. The power of the Holy Spirit is brought to bear in order to accomplish the command, and the fulfilling of this command brings spiritual health and joy. It is the simple obedience to this command that is the passion and driving force of our church. The result of obedience to this command is that God is glorified and honors His word through signs, wonders, and manifestations of the gifts of the Spirit. Therefore, our vision as a Fellowship has always been to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission through evangelism, discipleship and church planting, both domestically and internationally.
With this focus, we are constantly endeavoring to reach the unsaved, the lost, the weary, the hurting and the broken with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to spread the good news of God’s love and saving grace throughout the world, and to help lead people into their own personal and saving relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Christian Fellowship Ministries membership is composed of those persons who have accepted Christ Jesus as their personal Saviour and have voluntarily associated themselves together for the purpose of serving God according to the doctrines and policies of the church.
General Statement of Faith
1. That Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, and the only Savior from sin.
2. That Jesus Christ is the Healer of the body through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ.
3. That Jesus Christ is the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit.
4. That Jesus Christ is the Soon Coming King.
5. That Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
In the Trinity of the eternal Godhead: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (Jn. 14:26)
In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Jn.1:1)In the person and deity of the Holy Spirit. (Jn. 16:8)
In the inspired and inerrant Word of God, The Bible. (2 Tim. 3:16)
In salvation by grace through faith and not of works. (Eph. 2:8)
In the propitiation for sin only by the Blood of Jesus Christ. (1 Jn. 2:2)
>In the substitutionary atonement for all mankind. (2 Cor. 5:15)
In the total sinfulness of mankind. (Rom. 3:23)
In the reality and person of the devil. (1 Pet. 5:8)
In the necessity of the being Born Again. (Jn. 3:5-8)
In water baptism by immersion. (Rom.6:4; Col. 2:12)
In the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues. (Acts 2:4)
In Divine Healing. (1 Pet. 2:24)
In the imminent return of Jesus Christ. (Mat. 24:36-46)
Statement of Faith for The Potter’s House
• There is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• God the Father is the Creator of the universe. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
• Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. He left Heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures–God and man–in one Person.
• The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord, and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ.
• The baptism in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit, and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
• In the Bible containing the Old and New Testament is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
• Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world. Its benefits of healing (body, soul, and spirit) are provided for in the atonement as well.
• That salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by person repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration).
• The Christian life is to be one of consecration, devotion, and holiness. The shortcomings of the individual are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured.
• The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God among the saints through the Spirit. Every believer born of the Spirit has a place in the church designated by God. A place where Christ is working in the lives of the called out ones and calling ministers to the great commission to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation.
• In the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a public testimony that the person now belongs to Christ. It is identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus and is done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him.
• In the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ.
General Rules of Conduct
To be identified with the Almighty God is a sacred privilege. Every born again believer needs to show evidence of salvation from sin by pursuing a godly life and exhibiting fruit of a life being lived for Jesus Christ.
1. By avoiding a sinful lifestyle. (1 Thes. 5:22)
2. By being faithful to church services. (Heb. 10:25)
3. By cooperating with church leadership. (Heb. 13:7,17)
4. By supporting the church with tithes and offerings. (Mal. 3:8-10)
5. By sharing Jesus with others. (1 Pet. 3:15; Mk. 5:19; Rev. 12:11)
6. By maintaining a spirit of agreement and avoiding all forms of discord. (1 Cor. 1:10-17)