FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
JOHN 3:16 NIV
CHRIST-CENTERED. COMMUNITY-MINDED. CULTURALLY-AWARE.
Who We Are
As those who have placed our faith on the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and the resultant peace and joy, we meet in His Name. We actively aim to apply Biblical principles for corporate assembly and practice, just as believers did in the New Testament days, before there were denominational barriers or distinctions.
The "Body of Christ" includes all true believers on the Lord Jesus Christ whom God has collectively constituted to be His Church, and in whom Christ Himself is the Builder (Matt. 16:18), chief cornerstone (Eph. 2:19-22), and the head (Eph. 5:23). In His Church, all believers are one in Christ, joined by the baptism of the Holy Spirit upon accepting Christ as Lord and Savior (1 Cor. 12:12-13). On this basis, we welcome to our local fellowship all Christians who are walking in a godly manner and are abiding in the doctrine of Christ (Rom.15:7; 1 Cor. 5:7-13; 2 John 9-11).
What We Believe
We believe the Bible teaches:
Its own divine authority and that it is given by the inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
That there is one God, eternally existing in three equally divine persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten and eternal Son of God, miraculously born of the Virgin Mary and the only one whose life was absolutely sinless (John 1:1; Matt. 1:18-23; 1 John 3:5).
That man is universally and utterly sinful by nature and by practice (Psalms 51:5; 58:3; Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 3:9-23; 5:12-19), and that it is impossible for him to be saved by his own works or religious observances (Eph. 2:3, 9; Titus 3:5; Rom. 4:25; Jer. 17:9).
How We Function
The New Testament makes clear that local churches were left in the care of spiritually mature men or elders, who are also called bishops, overseers, pastors or shepherds (Acts 20:17, 28-29; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5). These men have the responsibility to tend the "flock of God" giving concern to spiritual care, counsel, example, leadership, discipline and restoration. The elders meet regularly and are readily available for counsel. New elders are added as their spiritual calling and the need becomes apparent.
The New Testament also speaks of deacons (Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:8-13) and the title suggests very simply "one who serves". Their specific area of service is to the temporal needs of the assembly. Deacons are recognized by the assembly and appointed by the elders (Acts 6:3).