The Church



1 Corinthians 11:2
1 Timothy 3:1-13
Acts 20:17-28
Acts 2:41-42

1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:1-6
Ephesians 4:11; 5:23
Colossians 1:18
Acts 15:13-18

We believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers, associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers are pastor and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures.

We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only Superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is Scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; that on all matters of membership, polity, government, discipline and benevolence, the will of the local church is final.

We believe in the unity of all New Testament believers in the Universal Church, which is the Body of Christ.

Colossians 1:18;
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13;
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.