“What We believe” – Philippians 3:14-17
To be read daily, taught often, and obeyed at all times:
- The new birth is a requirement to be saved and to become a member of the body of Christ. John3:3; I Johns 1:1-10
- The bible is a divine revelation of God’s will. John 1:1-14
- The family is god’s primary holy base of operation. Genesis 4:26; Joshua 24: 15
- Our individual bodies are the temples, in which the Holy Ghost resides and operates. I Corinthians 3:17, I Corinthians 6:19
- Giving and forgiving are inseparable and are the supreme examples of real love that expresses the way of God. Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35; Matthew 6:15; Luke 17: 3, 4
- The divine order and function of leadership. Romans 13:1-3; I Corinthians 11:3; Hebrew 13:7,17
- Each individual has a stewardship to God. Luke 16:1-1-4; I Corinthians 4:2
- Eternal rest is a reward for only faithful commitment to the work of God. Revelation 2:10; Revelation 14:13
- Divine retribution belongs to God. Romans 12:16-21
- The rapture of the Church of Christ. I Thessalonians 4:13-18
What We Do As A Christian Church – Matthew 16:18
- We regularly attend church assembly and study of the word. Hebrews 10:25; Psalm 1:2
- We give the tithe and offerings. Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:37: Hebrews 7:9
- We Visit the sick, shut-in, and imprisoned. Matthew 25:35-36
- We feed and clothe those in need. Matthew 25:37-38
- We preach the gospel outside the walls of the church building and present a witness from place to place in the community. Act 8:35; Acts 3:1-6
- We train and disciple our youth in order to preserve their values and expand their vision of
- women and girls discipleship ministries
- men and boys discipleship ministries
- We give to charitable causes dedicated to improving the quality of life. Luke 6:38
- We fellowship and have fun. Mark 6:31; Acts 2:42
- We take the Lord Supper regularly. I Corinthians 11:23-26
- We entertain strangers. Hebrews 13:2
- We baptize. Matthew 28:19-20
- We minister to our senior saints. Psalm 71:9
- We remember the roots of our past. Deuteronomy 8:1-20
The Church Covenant
This Church adopts the Holy Bible, King James Version, as our rule in our faith, practice and methods of operation. No Bylaw or procedure shall ever outweigh the Scriptures.
This Church adopts the following Church Covenant:
“Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give it a place in our affections, prayers and services above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, toward its expenses, for the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently the word of God; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be kind and just to those in our employ, and faithful in the service we promise others; endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will towards all men to exemplify and commend our holy faith.
We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each others reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each others joys, and with tender sympathy bear each others burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Saviour in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.”