Our Mission and Beliefs

We are striving to lift up the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ and share Him with all people. We follow the Bible as our only source of authority and we are seeking to restore New Testament Christianity in the world we live in today. We have been commissioned by Jesus Christ to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

We also believe that our mission is to address some very important basic human needs such as:

  • The need to know and have a relationship with God and Jesus Christ His Son and that of being led by His Spirit through the Word...
  • The very basic human need for worship, where we assemble together as a body of believers to praise God and thank Him for all our blessings...
  • The need for being involved and active in service, providing a platform where our talents and other resources can be used in reaching out to one another and others in our community...
  • The need for fellowship, where we discover the entire gamut of Christian friendship, support and spiritual nourishment...

Individually we are "Christians" (Acts 11:26). We are neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish -- just "Christian".  The congregation is autonomous, which simply means that the congregation is independent and self-governing.  We are not a denominational church which is part of a larger organization such as a diocese, a district, a conference, or a synod.  There is no earthly headquarters for the church.  We do not answer to an individual or organization outside the local body of Christians.  Jesus Christ is our only head and His Word, the Bible, is the standard which determines what we do.  In the Bible there is no particular name given to the group of Christians.  Rather than a particular name for the group there are many descriptive terms used for God’s people.  The Bible speaks of the group of Christians as "the body of Christ" (Ephesians 1:22-23), "the church of God" (I Corinthians 1:1-2) or the "church(es) of Christ" (Romans 16:16).  We simply want to be the church which Jesus promised to build (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 20:28) -- the church of Christ.


We gather each Lord’s Day for the purpose of honoring God through the songs we sing, the prayers we offer, and in remembering the death of Christ through eating the Lord’s Supper (Communion) (Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-29).  We have a free will offering but do not expect anyone who is not a member of this congregation to give.  At each service the Word of God will be preached.

One becomes a member of the Lord’s church by being added to the church when he is baptized (Acts 2:36-47). At the time one is immersed in water his sins are washed away by the blood of Christ (Acts 22:16; Revelation 1:5; 7:14).

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