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Our Purpose:

SHARING, GROWING, SERVING


Introducing the World to Christ and 

Learning to Love God and One Another, While Serving All.


Our purpose is a process.  The first step is Sharing.  Introducing the world to Christ is evangelism and discipleship.  The next step is Growing, we learn to love  God and one another through worship,  discipleship, and small groups.  The next step is Serving.  Serving is the application of our growing love as followers of Christ to serve Him. We serve God in church ministry, sharing Christ, and living a life devoted to honoring and glorifying Him in all that we do. The process begins again when those who were saved and discipled Share their faith.

Sharing
:  The last recorded personal instruction given by Jesus was the Great Commission.  "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20  It is with love and obedience to God and love for others that we share our faith.

Growing:   To grow something you need to feed and nurture it.  It also requires constant care; daily devotionals and prayer, small group bible study and fellowship.  

Growing in our love for God, worshiping Him not only on Sundays but at all times.  Colossians 3:16"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."   By reading the bible and truly meditating on what God says your love for Him and all His creation will grow.  

 Growing in our love for one another, getting to know them, helping them with their spiritual and physical needs.  Luke 10:27 "So he answered and said, 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.'

Serving:     John 12:26  "If anyone serves Me, let him follow me; and where I am there My servant will be also.  If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor." The church is made of many parts, each Christian is a part of the Body of Christ.  The Lord gives us spiritual gifts to serve Him.  Some are given the gift of music and others the gift of teaching.  We all serve a function.  1 Corinthians 12 details the Body of Christ.  

Our Beliefs:


The foundation of our church is the Bible, Gods infallible Word, and its literal interpretation.  We believe in salvation, a gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose death was an acceptable sacrifice, a payment for our sins, in our stead on Calvary.  We recognize Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper as biblical ordinances.


Why do we believe?



The Lord's Supper


We believe that the Lord's Supper is a memorial of the death of Christ and that only those who have been saved through faith in His atoning blood, baptized, and are walking in obedient fellowship with Him are to partake of it.  
(Acts 2:41-42;  I Cor 11:23-32)



Water Baptism


We believe that immersion is the only form of baptism.  Revealed and commanded in the Scriptures, Baptism has no saving power, but is only for those who are already saved; and that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Scriptural prerequisite to baptism; therefore, only those who are old enough to believe for themselves should be baptized.  Upon a profession of faith one should immediately be further discipled before entering the waters of baptism. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:3-5)



The Bible is the Word of God


We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.  The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to man, and therefore, are the final authority for faith and life.  The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their grammatical, historical, and literal meaning. (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:20-21)

Want to know more?  The Bible.org has an expanded article on the study of evidence.  Link

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