mission statement

Mission Statement

   The Mission and Vision Statement for the body of Christ in Kenai is the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16) locally, nationally, and internationally.  Through the good resources God has provided, in people, in skills, finances, willling hearts, ready hands, and an environment of peace in which to work, we are charged to implement opportunities and procedures which maximize each saint's potential to activate the blessings God has placed in his/her hands so that the body of Christ might be found to be alive, vibrant, faithful, and found doing his bidding when he returns.

Doctrinal Summary

Kenai Christian Church desires only to be a congregation of believers patterened after the church as revealed in the New Testament.

  • We teach that the entire Scripture is the Word of God.
  • We are a locally autonomous congregation, that is, the leadership (elders) are selected from among the congregation and have oversight over all congregational matters.
  • We teach that salvation and membership in the body of Christ (the church) is the gift of God; an act of God's grace; demonstrated through the life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of a victorious Lord--and that should a person desire to be saved, it is necessary for that person to hear the Gospel; believe the Good News demonstrated through placing his/her trust in Jesus; repent (turn away from) of his/her sin; be willing to testify (confess) that Jesus is Lord; and to be immersed into the name of Jesus for the remission of sins--thereafter, steadfastly being faithful to Jesus in all things until He returns for His bride, the church.  We teach that the Holy Spirit's work is also an integral factor in redeeming every person.
  • The Lord's Supper is made available weekly, but we leave it to the individual as to whether he/she will participate.
  • All funds for congregational use are received in the form of offerings or gifts.
  • We encourage a healthy missions program (first 20% of weekly offerings).
  • We recognize that among Christians there may be a wide range of views regarding many doctrinal issues.  To the extent possible, we leave room for varying views; however, in the final analysis, the elders of the congregation, who are charged with the oversight of the congregation, determine the teachings and practices of the local congregation.  In every instance, searching and reviewing the Scripture becomes the basis for the principles and guidelines which are set forth within the congregation.