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We're a local community of Believers, part of the worldwide fellowship of those who have found eternal life in Jesus Christ. We accept God's Word as our all-sufficient rule for faith and life. We believe we're to enjoy life that is energized by the indwelling Holy Spirit. We believe that we are Christ's representatives in this fallen, broken world.


The Mission of the Christian Life Family is to create environments in which people encounter God, resulting in purpose-filled lives based on a Biblical world view.


As a church family, ministering the grace of Christ to the Columbia area, we embrace the following Core Values...

Understanding Our Core Values Pastor Stephen Chitty July 26, 2009 Listen to MESSAGE/MP3 View/print NOTES

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  • the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
  • there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
  • in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.
  • in the Blessed Hope--the rapture of the Church at Christ's coming.
  • the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
  • regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to prayer.
  • the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
  • in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

    Christian Life had its beginnings in the 1930’s when several families began meeting in their homes. Soon this group of believers decided that a permanent place of worship was needed. Rev. Julius Rish was called to become pastor of this infant church. He served until 1938. continue reading...

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