At Overland Hills Church, we believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, as revealed in Scripture alone to the glory of God alone.

Below is OHC’s doctrinal statement. You can also download a full copy of OHC’s constitution here.

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word Of God, fully inspired, word by word, without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Preserved in its doctrinal Purity to the present and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Psalms 19:7-10; 119:89; Mark 13:31; Acts 20:32; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:21

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, yet one in nature, equal in every divine Perfection, and that they function distinctly but harmoniously in the work of creation, redemption, and guidance.

Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19, 20; Ephesians 4:5, 6

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that he hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and spiritual death all those who come to him through Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27, 44-46; 1 Timothy 1:1,2; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6

Jesus Christ the Son

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God became fully man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings, substitutionary death and bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for his people, and personal visible return to earth.

Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Colossians 1:15-20; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9, 10; Hebrews 1:1-4; 7:25; 9:28; 1 Timothy 3:16

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with the Father and Son and of the same essence and nature, that he convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, bears witness to the truth, is the agent of the new birth, and that he seals and protects, endows with power, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, prepares for ministry and helps the believer, indwells and controls every true child of God from the moment of trusting in Christ as personal Savior.

John 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26, 27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26

Man

We believe man was created in the image of God and in the likeness of God, in innocence and without sin, But in Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, became spiritually dead and alienated from God, and man, of himself, is incapable of remedying his lost and depraved condition.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5, 7, 18-22; 3; 9:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23; 5:6, 12, 19; 6:6; 7:14-25; 8:14-18, 29; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

Satan

We believe in the person of Satan. We believe that he is a liar and master deceiver, that he is the accuser of the brethren, opposes all truth, and is destined to eternal judgment in the lake of fire.

Job 1:6-12; Job 2:1-7; Ezekiel 28:12-18; Isaiah 14:12-14; 1 Timothy 3:6; Revelation 12:3-4; Matthew 4:1-11; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Matthew 12:21-30; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:3-4, 7-8, 10; Revelation 20:1-2, 7-9, 10; John 16:11

Creation

We accept the Genesis account of creation and believe that all forms of life and matter came by direct creation of God.

Genesis 1, 2; Exodus 20:11

Salvation

Is the gift of God’s grace. it cannot be gained by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins through the shed blood of Christ and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and are called to be agents of salvation. We believe that all the saved, those in whom God has accomplished his transforming work of grace, are kept by his power and are thus secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation.

Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14, 29; 3:3-21, 36; 5:24; 10:9, 28-29; 15:1-16; 17:17; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 8:1-18, 29-39; 10:9-10, 13; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18, 30; 6:19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 1:3-10; 2:8-22; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:9-22; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 2:1-3; 5:8-9; 9:24-28; 11:1-12:8, 14; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5

The Resurrection*

We believe in the resurrection of the dead; that believers who sleep in Jesus will be raised when Christ comes for his church; that the wicked dead will be raised at the close of the age to receive final judgment. We believe in the eternal joy of the righteous and endless torment of the wicked.

Last Things*

We believe in the bodily, personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal joy of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15

*Scripture references for these two headings are combined following the resurrection paragraph.

The Church

We believe that the true church, the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism. The church is composed of every person who has trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation being baptized by the Holy Spirit. We believe the local church is a company of believers, who associated for worship, work and fellowship.

Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 1:8 2:41-42, 47; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:8-11, 5:19-32; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 5:1-4

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. We believe that Christian baptism is the outward reenactment of the inward change that took place when the person placed his faith in Jesus Christ-dying to his old life and being raised spiritually to a new life in Christ.

We believe that Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper for commemoration of his death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today giving spiritual gifts to all believers, according to his sovereign will. A spiritual gift is a divine enabling to accomplish the spiritual ends the Holy Spirit desires. The gifts are outlined in 1 Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12 and Ephesians 4:10-12. Their primary purpose is for the common good-to build up the body of Christ. They are not a sign of spirituality. Spirituality is revealed by the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer.

Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellow man, that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions. He should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ by submitting to Christ as Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; Colossians 1:9-10

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being is directly responsible to God alone in all matters of faith: that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any church or political authority; that, therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different, functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the. other, The individual, however, is both member of this local church and citizen of this community, state, and nation. As such, he has Christian responsibilities to pray and work for change in both church and state to the end that they reflect the glory of the God who created them both and to whom they are both accountable.

Genesis 1:27; 2:7; Acts 4:19-20; Romans 13:1-7; 14:1-12 Galatians 5:1, 13; 1 Timothy 2:1-5