What We Believe
This is where you can find out what we believe and what we care about. If you have any questions, comments, or if would just like to know more about us, please email us at
What is the Church of Christ?
The Church of Christ is non-denominational and autonomous; this means that we are not governed by any council or creed and we are independent of all other religious groups. We trust in the Bible as our one and only source for authority and guidance. We seek to follow the Biblical example of the New Testament church as closely as possible.
What we believe about God
There is one God who exists in three equal, yet distinct, persons. This Trinity consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the maker and sustainer of all things. He is in absolute control and He is greater then everything. God knows all things and is infinitely wise. He is a God of love while at the same time being a God who will judge each person according to his or her sins with total justice. God is the standard of perfection, beauty, righteousness, etc. God is eternal and unchanging; He had no beginning and He will have no end. He is the one who created us, who sustains us, who saves us. He is the true and living God, to Him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.
Genesis 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:2; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17; Proverbs 16:33; 1 Timothy 6:15-16; 2 Kings 19:15; Psalm 8:1; Ephesians 1:21; Psalm 44: 21; Psalm 94:9-11; John 3:16-17; Genesis 18:25; Revelation 20:13; Psalm 50:2; Psalm 119:96; Deuteronomy 33:27; Hebrews 13:8
What we believe about Jesus
Jesus is God while at the same time being separate from God the Father. He is the eternal Son of God. Jesus came to earth and was born as a man to save a sinful world. While Jesus was here, He was both fully God and fully man. He lived a perfect life and died the death that we deserved. Jesus came because of God’s great love for sinners like you and me. Jesus died for us on the cross bearing our sin and he rose from the grave in triumph and victory. Jesus is now at the Father’s side interceding for us. Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. One day He will return. Jesus is central to our faith and He’s what’s most important to us.
John 1:1-3; John 1:49; John 1:14; John 3:16-17; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Romans 8:34; Revelation 17:14
What we believe about the Bible
The Bible is God’s holy Word. It is breathed-out by God. It is complete and sufficient and it has everything we need to know about God, and how to serve Him. We don’t need anything more than the Scriptures and we will not add or take away from it. Everything God said in it is true and right. God, through the Holy Spirit, caused the Bible to be written by men whom God chose. The Bible is not just a book; it’s the very words of a living, all-powerful God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Revelation 22:18-19; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Hebrews 4:12
What we believe about us
God created us for His glory and for fellowship with Him. We are His image bearers, which means that we were made to reflect who he is. We were created with an eternal soul that longs to be with God forever. Unfortunately, because of our sin, we have become separated from the holy God. Our fellowship with God has been destroyed because all have sinned and have fallen short of God’s perfect glory. We no longer deserve to live with God forever but to live apart from Him as punishment for our rebellion. God would be perfectly right to judge us eternally but through His Son Jesus, we can experience full salvation and once again have fellowship with God.
Isaiah 43:7; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Genesis 1:26-27; Ecclesiastes 12:5; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 53:7; Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:10; 1 John 1:3; 1 John 1:7
What we believe about salvation
Since we’ve all sinned, we need some sort of salvation. God could send us all to Hell, but in His great mercy, He sent His Son to die for us and bear our sins. What this means is that for those who have received salvation there is no longer condemnation but instead fellowship with God. Through the death of Christ, we are forgiven of all our sins; past, present, and future, and are made righteous before God. Though we still sin and mess up, we live in the light of God’s word knowing that we have been made clean. Every single person needs salvation and without it we would all be in Hell. This is not something we can accomplish; no good deeds or works that we perform cannot earn it. Only Christ’s death on the cross can give it to us as a gift. Salvation is received through trusting in Jesus as your savior, confessing Him to be the one true God, turning from your sins and to God (repentance), and being baptized into His name for the forgiveness of all your sins.
Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:1; Hebrews 10:10, 14, 18; 1 John 1:7-10; John 3:18, 36; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21
What we believe about the Church
The Church is not a building; it’s a group of people. All of God’s children are part of His church. This means that anyone who has received salvation is part of Christ’s Church. We are called God’s people, The Bride of Christ, The Body of Christ, etc. We have been called to serve Christ together in unity and unconditional love for each other. Our purpose is to make disciples of all nations through teaching and baptism. We are an imperfect people trying to love and serve a perfect God. We are not a group of people who has everything in their lives together, but sinners who desperately need God’s grace and forgiveness. We try to be a biblical church, meaning that we follow the New Testament as our guide for how to be a church.
1 Corinthians 12:27; Revelation 21:2; Ephesians 5:25-27, 29-30, 32; Hebrews 9:14; Revelation 11:18; 1 Peter 2:16; 1 Peter 3:8; Ephesians 4:3, 13; Romans 13:8; Romans 12:10; John 15:12; Matthew 28:19-20
What we believe about worship
We are to worship God in everything we do. All of a Christian’s life should be unceasing worship to the glory of our great God. We do make a distinction, however, between formal worship (gathering with God's people for singing, prayer, the Lord's Supper, giving, and hearing the word) and informal worship (living life to the glory of God). When it comes to our formal worship services we strive to worship God in the way He desires and not simply the way we desire. We are striving to worship God in spirit and in truth, meaning that we worship Him in the way He has commanded (truth), and with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, with full reverence and awe (spirit). In the New Testament, we are commanded to sing, so when we gather together for worship, we only use our voices to praise God. There is no use of mechanical instruments in our worship services.
Colossians 3:17; Romans 12:1; John 9:31; Hebrews 12:28-19 John 4:23-24; Acts 16:25; Romans 15:9; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; James 5:13
What we believe about eternity
Every person was made with an eternal soul; this is part of what it means to be made in God’s image. Every soul will either experience eternal life or eternal punishment. Eternal life is one of perfection, where there will be no sorrow, pain, death, or tears. We will know complete joy and we will enjoy fellowship with our God. Hell is a place without God; it is a place of mourning, suffering, and death. Both Heaven and Hell will last forever, which is why God (and us) desire all men to be saved.
Ecclesiastes 3:11; Genesis 1:26-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; Luke 5:12; Mathew 5:22; Revelation 20:13-14, Revelation 21:8; Revelation 21:1-4; Psalm 16:11; 2 Peter 3:9
Special Update! We are working more and more with the East Side Church and will be having some services in their building, and some in ours. If you are planning a visit, please contact us to find out where we will be on a given Sunday. Thank you!
Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 5:00pm Sunday Bible Study: 9:30am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm