What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs
We believe God is Love and we should love others as He loves us.
We strive to love God, His Word, and people.

Buckingham Community Church is a family of believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our hope and prayer is to be conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The following are the core beliefs of Buckingham Community Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
(Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10,11; Matt. 28:19; John


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.The Bible is the inerrant word of God
The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. We strive to teach the Word in such a way that people can understand it and apply it their lives. We teach through the Bible, verse by verse so we don’t miss anything.
The Bible, both Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason
(2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in our image and after
our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in
Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Rom. 5:12-21).


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
Salvation is offered by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. The Grace of God has
appeared to all men and brings salvation through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ.
Man is saved by accepting the redemptive work of the Cross and by accepting Jesus Christ as
Savior. This process includes the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
as well as outward signs of sanctification unique to each believer. (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 2:11;
3:5-7; Rom. 10:9-15; Luke 24:47; 1 Thess. 4:3, 7; 2 Tim. 1:9).

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Church is the primary agent of ministry, instruction, and fellowship for believers. The
Church (Body of Christ) finds expression through many separate, local congregations.
(Acts 2:42-47; I Cor. 14:12; Eph. 4:4-6; I Thess. 2:4)

Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by burial (complete submersion in water) with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with
Christ and that they have also been raised to walk with Him in newness of life (Matt. 28:19;
Rom. 6:4).
The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements, bread, and fruit of the vine, is the symbol
expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His
second coming and is enjoyed by all believers "until His second coming. (John 6:48,51,53-57; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
There is a literal heaven and a literal hell which are the eternal destinations of every
person who has lived or will live. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book
of Life will enter into heaven (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15; 2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1).
God does not send People to Hell. Each person chooses whether they want to spend eternity with God or apart from God. Those that want to exercise their right to choose to be apart from Him are allowed to go to hell. Those that choose to be with God are welcomed into a eternal relationship with Him.
Giving is a result of you recognizing what God has done for you, salvation. All we have is God’s. We are stewards of it. Tithing as a 10% of your income is mostly an Old Testament teaching. We believe Jesus calls us to a higher standard of giving and service. That being said, what you give is between you and God. The more generous you are the more generous God is. (Luke 6:38)

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