suggests both genuine fellowship with our church family and an open door to those around us. As members of one body, we seek to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. As a light in our community, we are a place of peace for those living in chaos, a place of forgiveness for those who are guilty, and a place of hope for the hopeless in desperate need of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
is likewise significant because it is central to who we are. We believe the Bible is the very Word of God and that it is infallible and inerrant, giving us everything we need for life and godliness, equipping every true believer for every good work. For this reason, we are committed to the reading, preaching, teaching, and application of God’s Word in all of life.
is paramount because of its absolute and utter uniqueness. While “Community” and “Bible” are words that define what we're about, God, as revealed in His Word, mandated “Church”. It is His designation for the assembly of people that He has called out by His very name. Thus, we both exist and assemble as a local body to honor, testify, and glorify the One who has made us His own.
in the divine inspiration and the absolute, supreme authority of the sixty-six books of the Christian Bible, in its original autograph, which is God’s only written revelation to humanity. Scripture is infallible (incapable of error), inerrant in its content, and altogether sufficient for faith (belief) and practice (behavior). Because it reveals the principles on which God will judge us, it is therefore the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions will be tried. Because it is the Word of God to us, it should be cherished, revered, and loved. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Jude 3).
in one, triune God: the Father; Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son; and the Holy Spirit—Who is eternal, all-knowing and immutable, the Creator of all that is; Who is the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe, who is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption; Who continually sustains the universe; Who has complete, accurate, and infallible knowledge of all events, past, present, and future, including all future decisions and actions of responsible moral agents.
that mankind was created in the image of God without sin, yet since Adam's fall, all are sinners both by birth and choice, being totally depraved in all aspects of their being, totally unable to earn their salvation.
that Jesus Christ was both fully God and fully man, born without sin of the virgin Mary; Who lived a sinless life, died by crucifixion, and rose again to life on the third day, and later ascended to heaven where He sits at the right hand of God.
that salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone to those whom God has chosen, being regenerate and made willing through the Holy Spirit's sovereign work, to respond freely in exercising their faith in Christ and His redemptive work; that this is the sole means by which we receive forgiveness of sins; that those truly saved are secure forever (shall never perish) because "no one can take them out of My Father's hand"; that the Holy Spirit lives within every true believer, teaching and guiding him in holy living through His power.
that the church is a unique spiritual organism designed by Christ, made up of all the elect of God.All those who believe in Christ are incorporated into the body of Christ, His Church. The local church, then, is highly important, and all those who profess faith in Christ should seek to be involved in a local church. Christ has entrusted His Church with both His Word and two sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
that the mission of the Church is to bring glory to God through worship, godly living, and by being obedient to the risen Christ’s command to make disciples of every nation.
that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly, in power and glory, with his holy angels to the earth to consummate His kingdom. There will be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust—the unjust to judgment and eternal conscious punishment in hell, as our Lord himself taught, and the just to eternal blessedness in the presence of Him who sits on the throne and of the Lamb.
Ryan Dammarell Pastor/Elder
Steve Marks Elder
Tom Gintner Elder
Eddie Coaly Elder