Who we are

We are an independent, nondenominational congregation devoted to the practice of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Although we have no creed other than the Bible itself, there are several biblical teachings that will help you understand why we preach and practice the things we do.  

What To Expect When You are Our Guest

This page will tell you about some of our preaching and practice.  Many important teachings are not here, but these are given because of questions we are frequently asked. 

Our only source of authority, however, is God, who has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and who guides us through His written word.

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Jesus is our only Savior:

The teachings of the New Testament are centered on Jesus Christ himself. He is the Son of God, who became a man to lead us back to God and to pay the price for our sins. He is the only way for anyone to be saved (Acts 4:12). 

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The Plea for Biblical Unity:

From one point of view, we are part of a "Restoration Movement." The driving principle of this movement is to "restore" the teaching and practices given to the first Christians by Christ and His inspired apostles and prophets ( ). 

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Uniformity in Teaching:

The first churches were all taught the same beliefs and practices, because the teachings all came from the Holy Spirit of God through inspired men. The New Testament writers appealed to all Christians to embrace the same teachings: (1 Corinthians 4:17, 1 John 2:24, 2 Peter 3:2, Jude 3)

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The Lord's Supper:

This is the memorial that Jesus established on the evening before His death. New Testament examples show that the Lord's Supper was taken on Sundays (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:17-26, 1 Corinthians 16:2). Therefore, we offer the communion (as it is also called) in our worship each Sunday. Each partaker must first examine himself (1 Corinthians 11:27-29). There is no more sacred event in a Christian's life. 

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Just Singing:

Unaccompanied ('a cappella") singing is the only music used in our worship. This has been the practice of most believers during most of Christian history. In fact, the Latin phrase "a cappella" means "like the church." (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians  3:16, 1 Corinthians 14:15)

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Biblical Organization:

Jesus is the Head of His one church (Ephesians 1:22, 4:4), ruling through the teachings of the apostles and prophets in the New Testament (Ephesians 2:20).  

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Local Leadership:

In keeping with the New Testament descriptions of the churches established by the apostles, we are led by a group of biblically qualified shepherds (also called elders or bishops) and served by a group of biblically qualified deacons.  Evangelists whom we support preach and teach the word of God here and around the world.

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No Creed but the Bible:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. In particular, the teachings of the New Testament are the only authority for our faith, our worship, our work together, and our daily lives (John 14:23). 

Historically, creeds have been used to define the boundaries of subgroups within Christianity.  We appeal for unity based on the teachings of the Bible alone.