Garfield Community Church is an independent Congregational church, but maintains an affiliation with InFaith and partners with several additional faith-based organizations, including the Evangelical Ministerial Association of Greater Estacada.
Founded in 1790, InFaith has previously called itself Sunday and Adult School Union, American Sunday School Union, and American Missionary Fellowship. For more information regarding InFaith's organizational mission, ministry essentials, and statement of faith, click HERE.
Tom Hiscox, pastor and area missionary, oversees InFaith NW Oregon, an outreach ministry that partners with 22 churches in Northwest Oregon. To visit the InFaith NW Oregon website, click HERE.
The leadership of Garfield Community Church affirms that two creeds -- namely, the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed -- summarize the integral tenets of the Christian faith.
In addition to the doctrines outlined in the Apostle's and Nicene Creeds, Garfield Community Church affirms the following doctrinal positions:
- Authority of Scripture
- Trinitarian Theology
- Deity of Christ
- Deity of the Holy Spirit
- The Fall of Humankind
- The Atonement
- Eternal Life
- The Church as the Bride of Christ
- The Ordinances of Baptism and Communion
- The Great Commission
- The Immanent Return of Christ
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.