what we believe

     By God's grace and through Jesus' blood, our Lord has offered us His Kingdom (the Church).  We have been offered forgiveness of sin, the presence of God's very own Spirit, purpose for living, and the assurance of eternal life.  Through worship, prayer and service we draw close to God and our fellow man through the Spirit and Word.  We gain strength to bear our burdens, find comfort in our sorrows, and rejoice in our victories.
  • We wear the name Christian.  We believe the Church is the Bride of Christ and Christ is the Bridegroom, Acts 11:26, 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16
  • We teach obedience to the New Testament.  The new believer, upon repentance of his/her sin, is instructed to be baptized into Christ and is added by Christ to His Kingdom, the Church.  Baptism is by immersion, Romans 6:3-4.  Baptism is in obedience to Christ, Matthew 28:19, and for the remission of sin, Acts 2:38, 22:16.  We also make available, weekly, the Lord's Supper for those who desire to participate, Acts 20:7;  1Corinthinans 16:2.
  • We teach the same conditions of pardon as taught by Christ and the apostles, Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38, 8:36-38; 1 Peter 3:21-22.
  • We believe the New Testament is a fulfillment of the Old Testament, and accept the New Testament as our rule of faith and practice.  We believe that the New Testament alone is all sufficient as a guide in doing the will of God, 1 Timothy 3:16; Matthew 15:9
  • We plead for the unity of all believers as recorded in the Scripture.  We believe in the UNITY of God's people, though not in Union or Federation.  We love all people and pray that all will forsake barriers of division erected by men, and pledge only to walk according to His Way, Ephesians 4:1-6.  Whoever loves God and this plan, is encouraged to stand with Christ and labor with us for the cause of Christ.