University Church at UCF

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University Church at UCF

Service Location/Times


University Church Welcome

We are so excited to share the news!! 🎉 University Church is relaunching at a New location and New Time below ⏬

This semester we are meeting at University Baptist Church at 5:03 pm.

Sunday at 5:03
UBC: 14707 Sussex Dr. Orlando, FL 32826

CORE VALUES


WE BUILD ON THE BIBLE AS OUR FOUNDATION

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We believe that all things need a firm foundation. We also recognize that only things built by God last and have value so we strive to make our decisions as a church based on what God has already said in the Bible.

WE ARE GENEROUS WITH ALL THAT GOD GIVES US

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We believe that all we have in life is a gift from God. Talent, time, money, love, and the Gospel are all gifts from God. We are blessed to be a blessing so we strive to use verything that God gives us to make the lives around us better and build the Kingdom of God.

WE PRAY WITH BOLDNESS AND EXPECTANCY

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We believe God answers the prayers of His people and finds joy in answering small prayers as well as big prayers. At University Church we believe there is nothing too small or big for God so we bring all things to Him.

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER AS ONE CHURCH

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We believe that there is power in community both within the church as well as outside of the church. We love to spend time together as a church as well as look for ways to partner with other on campus ministries and churches in the area. We celebrate building the kingdom not our church.

CORE Beliefs


UC aligns with the latest version of the Baptist Faith in Message including the following:

A. GOD

God is the creator and ruler 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.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27
Genesis 3:22
Psalm 90:2
Matthew 28:19

B. JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. The incarnation of Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God taking upon Himself the demands and necessities of human nature and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He died on the cross for our sins, and He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23
Isaiah 9:6
John 1:1-5, 14
Romans 1:3, 4

C. THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE HOLY SPIRIT – the Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son. He was sent to this world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ and to indwell the hearts of every person who invites Jesus Christ into their life.

His primary purpose is to recreate the life of Jesus Christ in the hearts of Christians. He has been sent to empower us to live the Christian life and give us power for service that we can accomplish the will of God. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved in order to accomplish this purpose.

As Christians, we need to seek to live under His daily guidance.

2 Corinthians. 3:17
John 16:7-13
John 14:16,17
Ephesians 5:18
Galatians 5:25

D. THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It is in itself, totally in every word, inspired of God. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, it is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is without error and is perfect in every area which it addresses including history, science, mathematics, and His divine instruction to man. Written by human authors under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, it is the supreme source of truth to man and is to be our guidebook to daily living. It is the final authority of life for the Christian.

2 Timothy 3:16 2
Peter 1:20, 21
2 Timothy 1:13
1 Peter 1:25

E. Man

Man was created by the special act of God in His own image and is the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning, man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator by the freedom of choice. As free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan, man disobeyed the command of God and fell from his original innocence. This attitude, which the Bible calls sin, separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27
Psalm 8:3-6
Romans 3:23
Isaiah 59:1, 2

F. SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. Salvation by God’s grace without works of our own is necessary because of the sinfulness of man. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.

When we turn from the self-ruled life as we repent of our sins and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith and therefore lasts for all of eternity.

Romans 6:23
Ephesians 2:8, 9
John 14:6
John 10:29, 30
2 Timothy 1:12

G. BAPTISM

Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as an act of obedience to Jesus Christ (see study on Baptism).

Colossians 2:12

H. PEOPLE

People were created to exist eternally. Each person will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in the place the Bible calls hell or eternally with God through forgiveness in salvation in a place the Bible refers to as heaven. Both heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence as the Bible teaches.

John 3:16
John 2:25
Romans 6:23
Revelation 20:15

I. EVANGELISM

EVANGELISM—It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ of every church to endeavor to make disciples for all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. The evangelism and missionary efforts on the part of all rest upon the spiritual necessity of sharing the good news of the gospel with others. The people of the church need to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by both a personal and a corporate effort.

Matthew 9:37, 38
Matthew 10:5-15
Matthew 28:18-20
Acts 1:8

HOW DO I BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?


This is the biggest decision of your life and we desire to help you in your decision making process. Read the following Bible verses, contact us, and we will help you understand what the Bible says about beginning a relationship with God.

Romans 3:23:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 5:8:
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:23:
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9-13:
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord, and with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never will never be put to shame.”  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

We exist to love God and others by bridging the GOSPEL, experiencing spiritual GROWTH and GOING on mission for Him, all in an effort to advance God’s Kingdom.

SERMONS


OUR BLESSED TEAM


UBC-UCF Campus Pastor: Andrew Nelson

Current Employment:

  • Campus Pastor, University Baptist Church
  • Chemistry Teacher, The Geneva School

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry Education ),  University of Central Florida, Spring 2015

Campus Pastor Andrew Nelson and his wife Megan are proud graudates of UCF and are teachers in the community. Andrew worked 5 years as a youth pastor and is passionate about reaching the community and uknighting them to the love of Jesus. In their spare time they enjoy being active outside, playing with their golden retriver – Riley, and finding new places in Orlando to eat.

Lead Pastor: Nathan Wilder
UBC Bonneville Campus Spanish Pastor: Roberto Yera
UBC Kids Director: Melissa Mercado
Administrative Assistant: Kimberly Warner

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Small Group Board


Stay tuned! We will be launching small groups week 3 or 4 of our semester.

PARTICIPATE

We strongly encourage you to participate in our Sunday morning Worship experiences, our Small Group Bible Studies, as well as our church/community outreach serve initiatives.

PARTNER

When you are ready, we invite you to join the movement and become a servant leader in one or more of our leadership environments.  At our UBC Partnership Class, you will:  enjoy lunch, meet staff, hear about the past, present and future of our church and hear how to get in the game.

PHOTOGALLERY

CONTACT US


Questions or Comments? Get in Touch.





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    University Baptist Church
    14707 Sussex Dr.
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Phone:

    407.273.2227

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