We, the Candia Congregational Church, are a Bible Believing Community, centering our worship, preaching, teaching, and Bible Studies around the infallible word of God. We are raising our children and training our members to proclaim salvation through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who rose on the third day and sits at the right hand of God. We are seeking to be renewed by the Word and Holy Spirit to speak and live the unchanging love of God in a changing world through evangelism in our families, community and beyond.
In 1983, God gave us this incredible prayer from the Bible which has come to define our vision and life together "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen! (Ephesians 3:20,21)
We believe that we are given the life we share together through our Lord, Jesus Christ who died for our sins and was raised from the dead to give us eternal life through faith. We trust that God's word, the Bible, is the truth which defines what we believe, guides our everyday lives, and is the standard against which all other forms of knowing are measured. Church is a family gathering of those called to serve God in compassionate care of others. We believe each of us who follows Jesus is gifted by the Holy Spirit and that the church enables us to discover and use those gifts. We have been called to feed, heal, free and offer hospitality to those in need and to take the good news about Jesus Christ to every person in the world. Candia has a strong history of faith in the New England congregational tradition. We are rooted in the Protestant reformation, and hold to the common beliefs of the Christian church as expressed in the Apostles, Nicene and other ecumenical creeds. We believe in the unity of all believers and seek to work cooperatively with faithful churches of all denominations. We are governed democratically or congregationally under the sovereignty of God and the authority of the Bible.