OUR VISION


- Pursue God

- Engage In Community

- Make A Difference



OUR MISSION


Every neighborhood in Pierce County engaged by believers and transformed by Jesus.

what we believe

Rainier View Christian Church is a non-denominational fellowship of believers participating in the brotherhood of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. This brotherhood of churches supports a network of Christian ministries around the world. We are a part of the universal Church in that we believe in the deity of Jesus, as the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and as our Savior and Lord.


We believe that we are not the only Christians, but we seek to be Christians only. We adhere to the New Testament as our guide for governing congregational life. We try to speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where it is silent. We seek a unity of understanding in the essentials of our faith yet do not suggest that we must agree on all things. Our hope is that in essentials there would be unity, in non-essentials, liberty, and in all things, love.

about god

We believe in only one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the divine nature of the one and only God.
Genesis 1:1-2; Matthew 28:18-20; John 1:1-2, 8:58; Acts 2:32-33; I Corinthians 6:11, 8:6

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who by the miracle of the virgin birth became man without ceasing to be God in order to reveal God and to redeem man. While being sinless, He died on the cross for the atonement of our sins and rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and will return again.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21, 3:17; John 14:3; Romans 4:24, 8:34; Acts 1:10-11; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify God and the Lord Jesus Christ, by convicting mankind and indwelling the believer; as well as instructing, comforting, and empowering the believer for godly living and service.  We believe in the spiritual gifts as given by the Holy Spirit, but we have chosen not to practice the “sign” gifts, such as speaking in tongues, during our times of corporate worship.
I Corinthians 2:12-13, 14:23-25; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 1:13 14; John 14:16

about the church

We believe that the true church is made up of all people who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been made a new creation by the Holy Spirit. We are united together in the body of Christ as brothers and sisters and fellow servants giving our allegiance and service to Jesus Christ, our Head.
Matthew 16:13-18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 2:19-20

We believe one of the primary reasons the church gathered to worship on the first day of the week was to celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion). In order to follow that New Testament pattern, we choose to remember Christ’s death through weekly communion.  Our participation in the Lord’s Supper is open to all who call upon Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  
Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 2:42, 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-29

We believe that Jesus is coming again to take His bride, the church, to heaven.  When He does, there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead - of believers in Christ to everlasting joy with the almighty Lord in heaven - AND - of the unbeliever and Satan, the father of lies, to judgment and everlasting punishment in hell, which is separation from the love and presence of God.
Matthew 5:22, 10:28; Luke 16:22-24; John 11:25-26; Romans 8:9; I Thessalonians 5

about baptism

We believe baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection that identifies believers with Him.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 2:12

We believe those who have decided to trust Jesus as Lord and Savior and are turning away from sin, should make a public confession of faith and be baptized, following in the steps of Jesus.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; Acts 18:8
 
We believe those who have made a confession of faith should be baptized by immersion, as was the practice in the New Testament.
Matthew 3:16; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:38-39