Leaping into the life of Christ together. Living for Jesus and making him known.

Who We Are

Here at Darlington Christian Fellowship we believe that life is far more than the few years we live in this body on this spinning globe called the earth. We live out of a conviction that life is only truly lived with faith in a loving, powerful God who longs for all of us to live in relationship with him and has prepared heaven for us. 

We at Darlington Christian Fellowship are a family of faith who share our Christian journey together. Having been saved through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we believe that we are called to serve the Lord in the Darlington Community. 

We believe that, through being grounded in solid biblical teaching, we will mature in our faith and being to fulfill our God given potential as we work together to reach out to a lost and hurting word. 

The Bible teaches us in John 10.10 that Jesus came that we might have "life abundantly". He has made this new life attainable through forgiving our sin and providing life through His Spirit. At DCF we seek to make this message known as we live lives of love and good deeds to those around us. 

 

Come and leap into the life of faith with us today

 

Darlington Christian Fellowship Statement Of Faith

Darlington Christian Fellowship's Statement of Faith is based on:

  1. the revelation of the triune God given in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and God’s message to humanity contained in them; and
  2. the revelation of God as creator demonstrated in the universe in which we live.

By faith we do not merely mean accepting certain things as true, but the continuing act of trusting a Person, the Person of Jesus Christ.
(Ps.8:1-4, John 15:4; James 2:22; Acts 17:24-28, Rom. 1:17-20; 2 Cor. 5:7; Gal.2:20).

1. The Holy Bible

We believe God’s Holy Spirit inspired the authors of the books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe in their entire trustworthiness and that they are authoritative for guidance on how we are to understand the faith and that this should issue in mutual love, practical Christian service and concern for those who are unbelievers.
(Is.40:8; Micah 6:8b; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

2. The Trinity

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who have the same nature and attributes but who are different in purpose and activity.
(Gen. 1:26a; Deut. 6:4; Jer. 10:10; Matt 28:19; Luke 1:35; John 10:30; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb 1:8).

2.1. God the Father

We believe that God is Father in several different ways.

Among His many attributes, we believe God is holy, God is love, and God is just. Because of His great love for the world He sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world.
(Deut. 32:4: Ps. 2:7-9; Isa. 30.18; John 5:37; Acts 17:29; Gal 3:26; Eph; 1:3-6; Heb. 12:9: 1 Peter 1:3; 1John 4:8,16; Rev. 4:8)

2.2. Jesus Christ the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin as the son of God. He is completely God and completely human. We believe in His pre-existence, His sinless life, His death on the cross to pay for the penalty for the sins of the world, His bodily resurrection from the grave and His ascension into Heaven. We believe Jesus now occupies a position of power at the right hand of God; that He reigns as Lord of all; and that He intercedes for us. This intercession includes His understanding of every need of a believer and everything that a believer needs for his salvation. We believe Jesus has compassion towards us and a desire and the power to meet our needs. We believe in the bodily return of Jesus when believers will enjoy eternal life in God’s presence in the kingdom He will establish.
(Matt. 24:36-44; Luke 1:35; John 1:1,14,18; Rom. 3:21-26; 4:25; Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Thess. 4:16; Heb. 1:3; 7:23-25; 9:24b, 28b ; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 John 2:1-2)

2.3. The Holy Spirit

We believe that the work of the Holy Spirit is to give glory to Jesus and to lead people to a place of trust in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells, seals and bestows spiritual gifts upon all believers at the time of their conversion. During a believer’s life the Holy Spirit, fills, teaches leads, assures, and prays for believers.
(John 14:26; 16:6-15; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4; Rom. 8:14-16, 26-27; 1 Cor. 6:19; 12:7-11, 13; Eph. 1:13-14; 5:18; Titus 3:5)

3. Humanity and Sin

We believe men and women were created in the likeness of God for fellowship with Him. We believe that through Adam’s sin, humanity incurred God’s judgement (both physical and spiritual death, that is, separation from God); we believe people are sinners by nature and by choice; and are in need of salvation. We believe that it is the devil’s desire to prevent people from believing in Jesus and to attempt to destroy the faith of those who do believe. Nevertheless, the scriptures teach us that because of God’s grace and great love, through faith in Jesus Christ we can be saved from the power and penalty of our sins.
(Gen 1;1,27; 2:17; 3:1-19; Isa. 14:12-15; Luke 8:12; John 1:3, 8:44; 12:31; Rom. 3:23; 5:12-21; 6:23; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:1-3; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 2: 14)

4. Salvation

We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death (death in our place) as payment for our sins. This salvation is not based on human merit, works, or religious ceremony but based on the overwhelming love of God. We believe that anyone who has repented from sin and placed their faith in Christ is eternally secure, has everlasting life, will not come into condemnation, and shall never perish.
(Dan. 12:1-2; Matt. 25:31-46, John 1:12; 3:3,16-17; 3:36 , 5:24, 10:28-29, 11:25-26;; Rom. 8:28-39; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7; ; 1 John 4:11-13; Jude 1: Rev. 20:12-15).

5. The Church

We believe in the church, both universally and locally, as the spiritual body of which Christ is the Head. We believe the Church is composed of individual believers who meet together for fellowship and worship and the administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. As members of the body of Christ we love Him as our head and we love each other. We believe in the importance of a friendly welcoming atmosphere in the church to encourage individuals and families in their walk with God.
(Eph. 1:22-23; 4:11-16; 5:22-33; Col. 1:18; 1 John 3:11, 18, 23; 4:11, 21)

6. The Great Commission

We believe in the Great Commission as taught by Jesus. We believe that as Christians and members of our Church, we are Christ’s representatives on earth and it is our responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We also believe that we have a responsibility to provide opportunity for people to mature in their Christian life.
(Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Rom 10:14-15; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Col. 4:2-6; 2 Tim. 2:14-26)

7. Eternity

We believe scripture teaches that only those who accept Jesus Christ as Saviour are guaranteed eternal life in the presence of Jesus Christ and that God will righteously judge those who reject Jesus Christ as Saviour to spend eternity with Satan in Hell. We further believe that God who is sovereign has sovereignty in all things.
(Matt.25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31; 1 Cor. 3:11-15; 15: 12-28; 50-56; 2 Cor. 5:8-10)

8. Prayer

We believe that God answers prayer according to His perfect will for humanity, and that it is our privilege and responsibility to pray both individually and corporately.
(1 Sam. 12:23; Ps. 17:6; Matt. 6:1-14; Luke 11:9-10; 18: 1-8; John 15:7; Eph. 6:18;1 Tim. 2:1-2; Heb. 4:14,16; James 4:2)