New to Canyon Hills
Our family would love to welcome your family to church this weekend. We have opportunities for each member of your household to experience a real encounter with God and others through the teaching of the Bible, inspired music, and authentic fellowship with other people just like you.
What to Expect
Whether you’ve attended church your whole life, or have never stepped foot in a church even once, Canyon Hills Friends Church is a place that you can “come as you are.” Canyon Hills is a safe place to bring your doubts, questions and curiosity, regardless of your beliefs or background.
The community of people that call Canyon Hills their family want to invite you to join us at one of our weekend gatherings, and experience for yourself why people tell us all the time that we are the “friendliest church that they have experienced.” When you arrive at Canyon Hills you can expect to find a casual atmosphere, friendly authentic people that are learning to be followers of Christ, people to help you find your way around the campus, programs for all groups, and a worship experience that focuses on energizing music and straight ahead teaching from the word of God.
We have programs for your children and students, nursery care, and other services to help you have a positive first time experience at Canyon Hills. As you look around our website, you’ll find more specific information from the people that you will be meeting about all the ministries at Canyon Hills Friends Church. We hope this helps you to get a personal and friendly first look at CHFC, but we realize that this is just an online site. The best way to find out all that’s here for you and your family is to visit us.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God to us, and is therefore a reliable standard of what we believe, as well as the guide for how we live. We believe that there is one God who exists forever in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is the only Son of God and by His death and resurrection, anyone by repentance and faith may receive eternal life. We believe the new life in us is evidenced by living in obedience to the known will of God revealed in the Bible. We believe He gives us His strength through the present work of the Holy Spirit in us, enabling us to live a full and satisfying life as a Christian.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. – Jn 3:16; Jn 14:17; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9
The Friends Church
Friends believe that apostolic, or New Testament doctrines, are the essentials of Christianity. Fundamental truths considered as vital and life-giving are: The Fatherhood of God, the deity and humanity of Jesus the Son, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s atonement which reconciles men to God, the resurrection of Jesus Christ which assures true believers of life after death, the high priesthood of Christ who gives access to the Father by forgiving men’s sins, and the individual priesthood of believers who may approach God directly without human intervention. While Friends do not stress formal written creed, they do state the primary principles of their faith in order to make their doctrinal position clear.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
- Jesus, Matthew 11:28-29
Join a Church
When we receive salvation, God blesses us with a spiritual family. In church, you’ll meet your spiritual family, people who trust in God and are growing like you. In church, you will sing, read, and study the Bible together. Hebrews 10:24-25
Water-Baptism is an outward, public symbol of the inward, private commitment you have already made in your heart to Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. If you want to be baptized to share publicy your faith in Jesus Christ, please contact the church office. Acts 8:12
Start Memorizing Scripture
The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). It also says that faith comes from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). The more scripture you know, the stronger your faith will become. Psalm 119:9-13
Consider a Bible Study
If you want to be useful in God’s kingdom, you must become a disciplined learner. The Bible calls this person a disciple of Christ. By attending one of our many C-Groups you’ll begin to grow in your knowledge and experience with Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19-20
The Good News
- All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
- The penalty of sin is death. Romans 5:8
- Jesus Christ died for us on the cross so our sins would be forgiven. Romans 6:23
- If you confess your sins, and believe Jesus is God and has been raised from the dead, your sins will be forgiven and you will have a new life in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:8-10
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