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About Our Church

The Door Christian Fellowship Church has been serving the faith of communities in the northwest Phoenix and Peoria area for over 25 years. As a part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries, we have over 1,500 sister churches worldwide, including approximately 30 churches in the Phoenix metro area. Our church is serious about fulfilling Christ's commission to preach the gospel to the world, and helps to support missionary works in the nations of India, Honduras, South Africa, Brazil, and Thailand. Four of our church's former pastors have gone on to labor as overseas missionaries, one of which in three different countries!

Beliefs In Basic English

These are simple outlines of some of our beliefs. For a more complete and formal list, see our Creedal Statements. You may also want to read the "What We Believe" articles at, which were all written by Pastor Kidwell.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came and died on the cross as the final sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Three days later Jesus rose from the dead, thereby proving his diety, and enabling us to be saved through His name. Jesus will rapture His church, then later return for His millenial rule on Earth. There will be an ultimate Day of Judgment where all will be individually judged and rewarded. The doomed will be eternally damned in the literal Lake of Fire, and the redeemed will enter Heaven as their eternal home.

Christian Experiences:

There are three primary experiences of the Christian life: Salvation, Water Baptism, and Holy Spirit Baptism.

1. Salvation

  • Salvation is initiated by a prayer of faith in Jesus.
  • Salvation is completed by God's grace.
  • Salvation is maintained by a lifestyle of Biblical righteousness.
  • Salvation is demonstrated by works.
  • Salvation is lost when we sin and do not repent.
  • Salvation is necessary to enter Heaven in eternity.

2. Water Baptism

  • Water Baptism was exemplified by Christ.
  • Water Baptism is not necessary to be saved, but is definitely an important Christian experience not to be negated.
  • Water Baptism is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Water Baptism is executed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

3. Holy Spirit Baptism

  • Holy Spirit Baptism is evidenced by speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:45–46)
  • Holy Spirit Baptism is an experience different and distinct from Salvation or Water Baptism. (Acts 1:5; Acts 10:44)

Christian Responsibilities:

There are four primary responsibilities of each Christian: Prayer, Outreach, Reading the Bible, and Fellowship.

1. Daily Prayer

  • Seeking God in prayer is a fundamental necessity of maintaining our relationship with Him.

2. Outreach

  • Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

3. Reading the Bible

  • Feeding our spirit with the Word of God, and living thereby.

4. Fellowship

  • Gathering together in a local assembly of believers for worship and admonition, and spiritually enriching camaraderie with other believers.

Creedal Statements

We believe...

• In the verbal inspiration of the original Scriptures.
• In the absolute trinity of the eternal God-head.
• In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
• In the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit.
• In the reality and personality of the devil.
• In the natural depravity of the human race.
• In the substitutionary atonement.
• In the propitiation for sin only by the blood of Christ.
• In full salvation by grace through faith, and not by works.
• In divine healing through the atonement and prayer for the sick.
• In the personal baptism of the Holy Spirit.
• In the necessity of the new birth.
• In water baptism by immersion at an age of accountability.
• In the true Church composed of all blood-washed believers.
• In the evangelism of the heathen and the nations of the world.
• In obedience to civil government.
• In divorce only on New Testament scriptural grounds.
• In church government, loyalty and obedience to those in authority over us in the Lord.
• In tithing as God's financial plan.
• In the restitution for past wrongs whenever possible.
• In the open table at the Lord's Supper.
• In the maintenance of good works and holy living.
• In the victorious life over sin, self, and bad habits by Bible study and incessant prayer life.
• In Christian perfection and holiness, through absolute surrender and consecration.
• In Christian modesty in matters of dress and wearing apparel.
• In the keeping of the Lord's day as a matter of privilege rather than law.
• As regards recreation: liberty of conscience and Godly example to the world.
• In the immortal and conscious existence of the soul.
• In the resurrection of our literal bodies, the just and the unjust.
• In a literal Heaven and life everlasting for all true believers.
• In a final day of judgment for the incorrigibly wicked.
• In the everlasting punishment of the impenitent.
• In the personal, literal, bodily pre-millennial coming of Jesus Christ.
• In a future, literal, 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth with His saints.
• In the judgment seat of Christ where the saints will finally be rewarded for their deeds of commission and omission.
• In Christian tolerance to all denominations of Christian faith.
• In essentials--unity; in non-essentials--liberty; in all things--charity.

About Our Logo

The logo of the worldwide Christian Fellowship Churches is generally described as "the world on fire." It represents the "fire of the Holy Spirit" prophesied by John and realized on the Day of Pentecost being taken "unto all the world" as Jesus commanded in the Great Commission. We believe that obedience to Christ's commandment is achieved through personal evangelism, church planting, and discipleship.


Verse of the Day

Matthew 24:35
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

We are located at:
11778 N. 91st Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345

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