The singularity, the exclusivity,
the divinity of the one Lord Jesus
is central to who we are.
He is the Bread of Life. The Water of Life. The Lamb of God. The Way, the Truth, and the Life. The one Mediator between God and humankind. The Lord of lords and King of kings. The Son of Man.
The Son of God. The Word become Flesh.
The Name at which every knee shall bow. Jesus is the subject.
The Person, the work, and the power of the Holy Spirit is fundamental to who we are as a people. We unabashedly own the truth that the Spirit can transform us, possess us, equip us, and empower us. It is the work of the Holy Spirit that sanctifies us, makes us holy, sets us apart for sacred service, and seals us for eternity’s sake. It is the Spirit that convicts us of sin and enables us to overcome sin. It is the Holy Spirit that can breathe supernatural gifts into us, for Jesus’ sake. He is the Comforter promised by Jesus and the witness of our redemption.
We are a people uniquely called by God to be a catalyst for Christian unity, believing that the division of the body of Christ is hell’s greatest weapon to thwart heaven’s ends in this world. We are convinced that the splintering of the body is not the Lord’s work, but the enemy’s; we believe that hell trembles at the prospect of a people united, redeemed by the blood,
and possessed by the Spirit.
Love God with your whole self.
And, love your neighbors as yourself.
The Scripture tells us this is the sum of the Law and the Prophets.
When a teacher of the Law sought
to test Jesus, asking,
“What must I do to have eternal life?” Jesus asked him what
he read in the Scripture.
When the man replied with the Great Commandments, Jesus approved, saying, “You have answered well;
do this and you will live.”
It was this exchange that birthed the seminal parable of the Good Samaritan. As a people in the pursuit of holiness,
the Great Commandments clothe us.
We are a people of the Bible—the Old and New Testaments, supernaturally inspired, preserved across time, cultures, and continents, delivered to us, useful for reproof and instruction, for righteousness. The Scripture is our backstop, the ultimate field of inquiry and judgment, the measure of conduct, faith, and practice. Whatever the question, whatever the test, whatever comes before us, in the end, it is the Scripture, above all other disciplines, that informs and defines us. All other sources of knowledge fall beneath its shadow.
(2 Tim 3:14–17)
Sunrise Community Church Rancho Cordova is licensed with The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out. We’re committed to the mission that Jesus Christ gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations.
You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God. Though we have differences, we share a common
story of faith, growing together into
the fullness of Christ.
We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God.