Core Beliefs

  • There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8)
  • God, out of love for His children, sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins and rise from the dead. (I Corinthians 15:1-8)
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the final authority in life and teaching (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. All have sinned, and all can be saved. This salvation is available for any who put their trust in Christ as Savior. (Romans 3:23; 6:23; John 3:16)
  • Those trusting in Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith in Jesus, and be baptized. (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38)
  • The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16)

Each Sunday or Lord’s Day we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus through communion. As Jesus requested, we eat the unleavened bread to remember the physical body that He surrendered to death, and we drink the grape juice to remember His blood shed for our forgiveness. Communion, also called the Lord's Supper, is a memorial act for Christians to observe and the decision to commune is each individual Christian's decision.

Our singing is without the accompaniment of instruments. We encourage everyone to participate in acapella praise to God.  As we sing, we want our spirit to commune with God through His Spirit. When New Testament Christianity began, Christian worship was uncomplicated.  All that was necessary for Christian worship were minds, hearts, and voices. We seek that same simplicity.

Public prayers will be led by men chosen from the congregation. Most worshipers participate by simply bowing their heads. You will be welcome to assume whatever submissive posture you’re comfortable with in prayer.

Each Lord’s Day we also hear the Word of God preached.  Either our minister or one of the brothers speaks to a text of Scripture and makes application from the Bible to our daily lives.  Since we believe that “all Scripture is God-breathed and inspired” the preaching and teaching of His Holy Word finds a place of prominence in our worship gathering.

And finally each Sunday, members give money to support the work of this congregation. We do not expect visitors to contribute. (If a visitor chooses to contribute, we gratefully accept the gift.)  The work of this local church is primarily the responsibility of its own members.