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. 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. Our mission is to minister to the family by impacting the individual. We aim to teach the Word of God in it’s complete truth and life-changing power. We believe salvation is just the beginning and the Christian life is to be lived all week long.
Christian Ministries Church began in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1972 and the vision expanded with the addition of a campus in Southwest Missouri in 2004. The Houston campus was launched by Pastor Guillermo in 2016.
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. They have been married for 14 years, pastoring for 7, and parent 7 beautiful children. They have been heavily involved in full time ministry for 14+ years ranging from leadership development, young adult discipleship programs, and church administration. Together Guillermo and Aubrey 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. The whole Rodsquad family really enjoy to eat ice cream, Tillamook Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to be exact.
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT
GOD the FATHER
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. 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. He is our Father who is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 18:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 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 the MESSIAH
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
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 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
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