Beliefs & History
Jesus Christ We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
Regeneration We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
The Church We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
The Ordinances We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that the Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in to the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Last Things We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Veritas Cedar Rapids was born through the vision and leadership of Veritas Iowa City. Eighty people from the Cedar Rapids area were traveling to Iowa City each week to attend Veritas Church. With a passion to help people reach the city they live in, the leadership of the church cast a vision for people staying in Cedar Rapids and bringing the church to a city desperate for the gospel. On March 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday), Veritas Church held its first service in a bar in downtown Cedar Rapids on the top floor of the Chrome Horse. Six months later we moved to the DoubleTree Hotel for 2 years before moving into our permanent home downtown in August 2016. As the church grew rapidly in Cedar Rapids, the Elder team of Veritas Church felt led to proceed with planting the congregation in Cedar Rapids as an autonomous church. An elder team was brought on, staff was hired, and on July 1, 2015, Veritas Cedar Rapids and Veritas Iowa City became two churches working in covenant relationship with one another. Through shared staff resources, collaborative teaching schedules, and shared vision and ministry strategies, the two churches look forward to pushing each other further, faster, in the years to come.
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