Who We Are And What We Beleive
Does it really even matter who we are or what we believe? Absolutely! We are an independent, nondenominational congregation unapologetically devoted to the practice of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Although we have no creed other than the Bible itself, there are several biblical teachings detailed below that will help you understand why we preach and practice the things we do. We want to pass on what we believe in a simple, yet concise way, so you know exactly what we believe as a church. We are open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God. Please see below for more about what we believe.
We Believe Jesus is the Son of God
The teachings of the New Testament are centered on Jesus Christ himself. He is the Son of God, who became a man to lead us back to God and to pay the price for our sins. He is the only way for anyone to be saved. (Acts 4:12)
A Plea for Unity and Uniformity
Our faith heritage is part of a "Restoration Movement." The driving principle of this movement is to "restore" the teaching and practices given to the first Christians by Christ and His inspired apostles and prophets. The first churches were all taught the same beliefs and practices, because the teachings all came from the Holy Spirit of God through inspired men. The New Testament writers appealed to all Christians to embrace the same teachings.
The Lord's Supper
This is the memorial that Jesus established on the evening before His death. New Testament examples show that the Lord's Supper was taken regularly so we offer the communion (as it is also called) in our worship each Sunday.
Unaccompanied "a cappella" singing is the only music used in our worship. This has been the practice of most believers during most of Christian history. In fact, the Latin phrase "a cappella" means "like the church." (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 14:15)
Jesus is the Head of His one church (Ephesians 1:22, 4:4), ruling through the teachings of the apostles in the New Testament. (Ephesians 2:20). In keeping with the New Testament description of the churches established by the apostles, we believe the local church should be led by a group of biblically qualified shepherds (also called elders or bishops) and served by a group of biblically qualified deacons. Evangelists, whom we support locally and around the world, preach and teach the word of God.
The Bible Only
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. In particular, the teachings of the New Testament are the only authority for our faith, our worship, our work together, and our daily lives. (John 14:23) Historically, creeds have been used to define the boundaries of subgroups within Christianity. We appeal for unity based on the teachings of the Bible alone.