Who are we?

 
 

We are a nondenominational church consisting of believers in Jesus Christ; devoted to worshiping God by meeting together to:

  • teach His Word, the Bible (1)
  • fellowship with one another
  • break bread together (weekly)
  • pray together

We hold to the Bible as our only authority and guide to faith, teaching and practice.(2)

We recognize all who believe in and follow Jesus Christ as members of His one true Church and endeavor to work together for the expansion of His Kingdom. (3)

We are led by elders (pastors) who are responsible for guiding, nurturing, and teaching under the authority of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. (4)

We recognize the priesthood of all believers, and that all have individual gifts to be developed and used for service in the Church and in the world. (5)

We fulfill our mission in the world by living as prepared representatives of Jesus Christ, bearing His compassion and message. (6)

We desire above all to Love and glorify God, to Love and serve one another and to express His Love to the world through the gospel. (7)

What do we believe?

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that He existed from eternity past in perfect unity with the Father and Holy Spirit; and that He, being God, became man and lived among us. (8)

We believe the bible is the inerrant and verbally inspired Word of God as originally given and that it faithfully communicates God's revelation to man. (9)

We believe that man is separated from God (spiritually dead) as a result of sin and that the only remedy for this condition comes through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (10)

We believe that peace with God is possible only through faith in Jesus Christ, His atoning death on the cross and His literal resurrection from the grace on the third day. (11)

We believe that conversion to Jesus Christ should be followed with baptism by immersion as an important profession of faith in and as a step of obedience to the Lord. (12)

We believe that the Holy Spirit of God indwells all true believers, baptizing them into the one Body of Christ, the church; and that as we are filled with the Spirit, we will demonstrate His fruit and power. (13)

We believe that there is a literal heaven prepared by Jesus Christ for all who know Him; and a literal hell prepared for the devil and his angels, and which is the destiny of all who -in this life- do not receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (14)

We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ for His Church, the establishment of His earthly Kingdom followed by the final judgment and eternal state. (15)

 

Scripture references

  1. Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
  2. 2 Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; John 17:17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
  3. Romans 15:5-7 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, [6] so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. [7] Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.    Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
  4. Titus 1:5-9 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, [6] namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. [7] For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, [8] but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, [9] holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.    
  5. 1 Peter 5:1-4 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, [2] shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; [3] nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. [4] And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
  6. 1 Peter 2: 5 & 9 ...you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (9) But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;   Romans 12:3-8 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. [4] For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, [5] so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. [6] Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; [7] if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; [8] or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
  7. Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."    2 Cor. 5:19-20 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. [20] Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
  8. Matthew 22:36-40 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" [37] And He said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' [38] "This is the great and foremost commandment. [39] "The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' [40] "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets." Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
  9. 1 John 1:1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life     2 Cor. 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
  10. 2 Cor. 3:16 but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.    2 Peter 1:20-21 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, [21] for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
  11. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,     Acts 20:21 solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  12. Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,    1 Cor. 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, [4] and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
  13. Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."    Acts 8:35-39 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. [36] As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?" [37] [And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."] [38] And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. [39] When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing.
  14. Romans 8:9-11 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. [10] If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. [11] But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.    Ephes. 5:18-20 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, [19] speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; [20] always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;    Acts 1:8 ... but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
  15. John 14:1-3 "Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. [2] "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. [3] "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.    Rev. 2:11-15 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.' [12] "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this: [13] 'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. [14] 'But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. [15] 'So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
  16. Acts 1:11 They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."     Matthew 6:10   Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.    Rev. 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.