STATEMENT OF FAITH
& CHURCH DISCIPLINE
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
HOSANNA CHAPEL OF BELLFLOWER IS IN FELLOWSHIP WITH CALVARY CHAPEL BOTH IN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
We believe that the local church is God's ordained instrument in this age. We stand wholly in support of the local church.
We believe that all Christians (Hebrew or Gentile) should be discipled and brought into contact with a sound Bible-believing church.
We believe there are no short cuts to spiritual maturity. Spiritual growth requires time, testing and triumph through the Holy Spirit.
We believe the daily life of a Christian should be lived as if Christ were returning each day of his life. In addition, the Christian's life should be a positive testimony for God in a desperately needy world where the Lord Jesus Christ is the only answer.
We believe God's work should be done decently and in order, and it should be open and above reproach, without questionable moral ethics, so that no dishonor can be brought against the Lord, whom we serve.
We believe in church discipline as set forth in God's word and summarized in Hosanna's Articles of Faith and Church Discipline.
We believe we are called to preach Christ to the world. Therefore, we go and we send and we support missions.
We believe we love God because He first loved us. (1 John 4:10)