Who We Are
Christian Ministries Church (CMC) is a non-denominational charismatic church focused on equipping believers to grow in their faith, evaluate their life through God’s Word, and do the work of the ministry in all areas of life. CMC desires to teach their members how to make God’s Word applicable to their everyday life.
CMC Houston is led by Guillermo & Aubrey Rodriguez. Guillermo and Aubrey met at Christian Ministries Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They graduated from Applied Life Christian College in May 2009 and were married shortly after. They have been heavily involved in full time ministry ranging from leadership development, young adult discipleship programs, and church administration. Guillermo and Aubrey, along with their seven children; Christian, Isabella, Amaya, Josiah, Moriah, Aliyah, and Micah continue to grow as a family. Together they teach, mentor, lead, and share Christ on a regular basis within a variety of environments. They enjoy spending time as a family and eating chips and salsa. They really enjoy Tillamook Ice Cream, Chocolate Mudslide to be exact.
Together, Guillermo and Aubrey lead Christian Ministries Church. When they are not leading CMC, they invest their time in their marriage, their kids, and building great memories. There goal is to enhance believers and churches to be effective instruments in their cities and communities.
Aubrey was born and raised in Beebe, Arkansas, a small town north of Little Rock. She was raised in a Christian home, which reflected the love of our Heavenly Father. Although she was brought up in the church, she found herself wanting to grow deeper with her relationship with Jesus. At the age of 15, Aubrey was filled with the Holy Spirit and since then has had a passion to share this experience and lifestyle with others ready to receive. Aubrey is a certified health coach and uses nutrition as an avenue to share the Gospel.
Guillermo was born in Houston, TX. At an early age, he decided to become a “Christian” and accept Jesus as his Savior. For years, he struggled with his commitment and his relationship with Christ. Finally, through the Holy Spirit’s revelation, he recognized the life he had defined as “Christian” was not biblical. Though he had a relationship with Jesus and considered Jesus his savior, he never fully submitted to Jesus as his Lord. He had many great “Jesus moments”, but knew there had to be more. Guillermo has lived through debt, doubt, moral shortcomings and many failures. Today, Guillermo is devoted to sharing the Gospel and teaches practical, biblical truths of how to effectively live like Christ in all areas.
Our vision is to be "Doers of the Word", not just a listener. Very easily we are able to memorize lines like an actor memories a script. Memorizing scripture is great, but applying it changes lives.
What We Believe
We believe that salvation is merely the beginning of an exciting and meaningful life with our Lord. Our desire is to come alongside those seeking to grow their relationship with our Creator by providing life growing opportunities. We desire to help grow confident and mature Christians biblically, spiritually, and practically.
God is the Supreme Ruler and Creator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God. “Tri” meaning three, and “Unity” meaning one, Tri+Unity = Trinity. It is a way of acknowledging what the Bible reveals to us about God, that God is yet three “Persons” who have the same essence of deity. God the Son (Jesus) is fully, completely God. God the Father is fully, completely God. And God the Holy Spirit is fully, completely God. Yet there is only one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 18:19, 1 Peter 1:2
The Bible is God’s inspired Word to us. The Bible was written by people, under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the supreme standard for truth in the universe and the rule book for all Christian living. The Bible itself declares it is truth without error.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2;4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14;Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19
God is great: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us, in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27;17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56;Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Lk 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17
Water baptism is a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ as a reassurance for the believer that they are united with God. Jesus was baptized and commanded that all believers were to be also.
Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20, Acts 2:41, 8:12
The Priesthood of the Believer
Jesus Christ grants every believer a unique relationship with the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry. In other words, you have the same access to God as your leadership.
1 Peter 2:9
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. God created mankind both male and female, He created them. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32;3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11
Discipleship is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ. Jesus commands us to go and make disciples in all the earth. We believe that each person is responsible to first evangelize and disciple their own family, then their community, and then the world, as the Holy Spirit leads them and gives them the ability.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21;4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13;Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12;Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3