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Children's Ministry Director
Where we started…
In 1933, during the depth of the Great Depression, four families gathered with a vision to reach University of Illinois students with the message of Jesus Christ. Since then, the church they founded has remained committed to that vision of this campus and community being brought together in Christ to make a difference for God’s kingdom throughout the world
After finding temporary homes in several buildings around the U of I campus, Twin City Bible Church settled at the corner of Lincoln and Michigan in Urbana in 1960.
Where we’re going…
Fundamentally, “our” mission isn’t ours, it’s God’s. We believe he is a missionary God, on a mission to reconcile and redeem his fallen but beloved creation, and to raise it to the glory he intended. We believe God won the victory for that mission in the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. And we believe that Jesus is working out that victory through his people, the church, in the power of his Holy Spirit, until he returns.
Our mission is to see campus and community transformed by Christ, to renew the world.
How we’re getting there…
In order to accomplish this, we have a vision that TCBC will become more deeply rooted in Christ, pursuing life transformation together, so that we can offer the hope of Christ by cultivating biblical community, and engaging the campus, community, and the world.
What we believe
Statement of Faith
This is TCBC’s Statement of Doctrine and Faith, a concise summary of what we believe to be key tenets of orthodox Christian faith. As such, we believe these can be affirmed by followers of Jesus of many denominational backgrounds.
We believe that the Bible is the only divinely inspired Word of God, that it is entirely trustworthy, and that it was given in its entirety as the Holy Spirit guided the sacred writers so that the words they wrote constitute the Word of God. It is, therefore, the final authoritative guide for faith and practice. (Psalm 119; Matthew 7:24; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.)
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God, with the same nature, attributes, and perfection; and worthy of the same homage, confidence, and obedience. (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 3:22; Ephesians 3:14-19; John 14:6-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:13-20; Hebrews 1:1-3.)
We believe that God the Son was and is Jesus Christ, was sent by God the Father, was virgin-born and sinless, was crucified as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of all people of all ages, died on the cross, was buried, and arose from the dead, and shall come again to this earth, according to the Holy Scriptures. (Matthew 1:8-25; Acts 3:13-26; Revelation 22:12-21.)
We believe that all people are sinners in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and that they can experience salvation only through personal faith in Him. (Psalm 14; John 3:3-8; Isaiah 64:6-7; Romans 10:9-17.)
We believe that God the Holy Spirit regenerates people in new spiritual birth as they trust Christ as Savior and Lord, and by His abiding presence and power equips them for spiritual life and service. (Joel 2:28-29; Mark 1:4-8; John 3:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-27.)
Heaven & Hell
We believe in the existence of heaven as the eternal destiny of believers, and hell as the eternal destiny of unbelievers, as taught in the Holy Scriptures. (Matthew 10:26-33.)