Our Beliefs

Bloomingdale Church seeks to be a caring church family that adheres to a
Biblical doctrinal statement, follows foundational core values,
and faithfully observes historic church ordinances & practices.

Doctrinal Statement

There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)


Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)


The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)


The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)


Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)


Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)


It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)


Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)


The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)


There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)


The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)


[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15–18, [13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, [16] Genesis 1:27, [17] Romans 3:23, [18] 1 Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21] Titus 3:4–7, [22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians 1:22–23, [28] Matthew 28:19–20, [29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus 2:11–14

Our Denomination

Bloomingdale Church has a rich heritage as a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. The C&MA is a Christ-honoring association (denomination) of over 17,000 churches worldwide. The “Alliance” is a committed to the authority of the Scripture and to taking the Gospel to the whole world. For 131 years, the Christian and Missionary Alliance has served the physical and spiritual needs of people in over 70 nations around the world. It has established churches, schools, hospitals, clinics, family centers and publishing houses. Over two million people are a part of this vibrant association.

Church Ordinances and Practices

Communion

Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is a sacred remembrance in which we symbolically remember the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross. It is observed monthly at Bloomingdale Church, generally on the first weekend of the month. Anyone who has received Christ as Savior, regardless of their church membership or church heritage, is welcome to participate.

Baptism

Baptism is an outward symbolic expression of the spiritual change that has occurred in a person’s heart and relationship with God. We encourage believers to be baptized in obedience to Christ’s teachings.

Marriage

Bloomingdale Church is committed to marriage as a sacred institution, ordained by God, between a man and woman. The Bible (Matthew 5 & 19) teaches that marriage is a lifetime commitment that is to be entered with careful preparation. Bloomingdale Church helps couples build strong marriages based on the Bible’s authoritative, practical teachings.

Child Dedication

We encourage parents to commit their children to God. At a child dedication, parents make a public promise to raise their children in a home where Scriptural principles are lived and taught, so that their children may also come to dynamic personal faith in Christ. The congregation also makes a commitment to help the family in raising their child.

Prayer for Healing

Pastoral staff and Shepherd Team (also called the Elders) gladly meet with requesting individuals to pray for God’s healing. The New Testament (James 5:14) declares: “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” A prayer team is available after each weekend worship hour to meet with anyone who would like prayer.

Core Values

Loving God and loving people are our great commandments.

Prayer changes us and our circumstances.

Developing fully devoted followers of Jesus is our Biblical mandate.

We are commissioned to bring lost people to Jesus, here and around the world.

We worship together on the weekend and through the week in our daily walk with Christ.

A caring community is vital to a healthy church. We need friends who encourage us in our faith journey. We greatly benefit from practical service to others as well.

Our small groups (ministry teams and study groups) emphasize Bible study, prayer, caring relationships and service to others.

Our leaders are to be “servant-leaders” who are passionate for Christ’s kingdom.

Our various ministries should reflect cultural relevance while remaining doctrinally pure.

Raising up our children and teenagers to become spiritually mature adults is our privilege and duty.

Excellence honors God and inspires people

264 Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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