Who Are We?
First and foremost, we are Christians (Acts 11:26) striving to live under the authority of God’s inspired word. It is our goal to be diligent servants following only the wisdom, will, and commands contained within the pages of the Bible and we seek only to please God (John 14:15). As such, we see it as both our privilege and duty to spread the word of God to all who will hear (Matthew 13:1-9; Mark 16:15-16). There is one foundation upon which we seek to build: Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:5-15) because He is the power of God for salvation (1 Corinthians 1:18-25) and there is no other gospel or path to heaven (Galatians 1:6-9).
Being servants of God in this manner means that we do not have any inter-congregational government or head other than Christ, which is what the Scriptures have taught us (Ephesians 5:23-32). We are autonomous (independent) from other congregations (Acts 14:23, 20:17) and we have no institutions set up to complete the work given to the church to do.
What Should You Expect?
In John 4:23-24, Jesus tells us that those who are true worshippers of God will worship in both spirit and truth. When you visit with us, you will find that we seek to do exactly this: worship in both spirit and truth. You will find us:
- Proclaiming the word of God (Acts 8:4-5, 12, 20:7)
- Singing and making melody with our hearts to God (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16-17)
- Remembering the Lord’s death on a weekly basis and in a proper manner (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
- Testing of all preaching and teaching for Scriptural validity (Acts 17:10-12; Acts 18:24-28)
While we do have passion for our belief and service to God, we worship in a manner pleasing to God that is done decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40).
We understand that there are many doctrines and belief systems in the world that create both chaos and a lot of questions without providing either answers or stability. The Bible teaches us that salvation can be easily found, but that it will appear as “foolishness” to some (1 Corinthians 1:18-25). We seek to look only to the Scriptures for the authority for all that we do (Colossians 3:17), which provides both clarity and stability for those seeking to truly know, obey, and have fellowship with Christ (1 John 1:5-10).
Furthermore, we understand that everyone comes from a different background and have varying amounts of experience with the Scriptures. As such, we work diligently to teach and study with patience and our goal is never to embarrass anyone. Rather, we want to come to the unity of mind discussed often by the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 4:1-6; 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 1:10).
What We Offer
While we certainly invite you to come and worship with us in an effort to know both God and us, we strive more to create opportunities for further Bible study outside of the worship period. Throughout the New Testament, the Apostles and Christians established a pattern for such study on numerous occasions (Acts 8:26-40; Acts 5:42). Our hope with such opportunities is to invite open study and discussion so that we may reason through the word of God together.
In Isaiah 1:18, we read: “’Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Thought they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.’” God still seeks to bring us all into His fold if we are willing to obey and to hear (1 John 1:5-10; Romans 5:8). As written in Isaiah, “Come now, and let us reason together”!