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
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.
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.
To grow something you need to
feed and nurture it.
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."
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 neighbor as yourself.'
"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
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
We all serve a function. 1
details the Body of Christ.
The foundation of our church is the Bible, Gods infallible Word, and
its literal interpretation. We believe in salvation, a gift
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
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.
We believe that immersion is the only form of baptism.
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
entering the waters of baptism. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:3-5)
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