We are a group of Christians, followers of Christ, who come together each week to worship our God, participate in communion to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and to encourage one another to live daily to follow His word. We also meet mid-week to learn more of God’s word and as further encouragement and support for each member.
We are an independent, non-denominational body of believers who accept the Bible as the inspired word of God. We claim to follow no human creed or doctrine, but instead seek to pattern our lives and worship according to New Testament teachings.
We go by the name Christians as first called in Antioch in the New Testament. We seek to be imitators of Christ and to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
We share core beliefs that form our identity as believers:
We believe that there is one eternal, almighty God who created the universe and continues to sustain His creation.
(Deuteronomy 6:4 | Genesis 1-2)
God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to live as a man and die on a cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus rose to life again on the third day, ascended back into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God. He destroyed death and we await His return to bring the final victory over sin and death so we can live with Him eternally.
(John 3:16-17 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 26 | Ephesians 1:20)
Until Jesus returns, He gives all who believe and have been baptized in water, the Holy Spirit, as a helper and a pledge of the inheritance that awaits us. (Acts 2:38 | Ephesians 1:13-14)
In the Bible we find God’s redeeming plan of salvation in which sinners are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Saving faith involves turning from sin, confessing belief in Jesus Christ as God’s Son, and immersion in water for the forgiveness of sins.
(Ephesians 2:8-9 | Romans 10:9-10 | Acts 2:38 | Romans 6:1-7)
In the Bible we also find the expressions of acceptable worship to God. Each Sunday, we worship God by:
Praying together (Acts 2:42)
Singing a capella (Ephesians 5:19 | 1 Corinthians 14:15)
Preaching God’s Word (Acts 2:42)
Sharing communion in the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7)
Giving of our financial means (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and it contains all the instruction we need for righteous living in this world.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Our ultimate goal is to glorify God in everything we do.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)
The Nature of the Church:
The New Testament clearly recognizes each separate congregation of the church as the body of Christ so that God, through His Spirit, dwells in each distinct and separate church. The church is the body of Christ in the respective community in which it is located. Each congregation is a complete integral body of Christ composed of all the different members who make up His body.