What We Believe


In the Bible the Church is called:

* The body of Christ (Colossians 1:18,24; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* The church of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
* The church of the Lord (Acts 20:28)
* The church of Christ (Romans 16:16)


The origin of the Church is:

* Composed of the saved; added to it by the Lord who saves them (Acts 2:47)


Members of the Church are called:

* Members of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12:4-5)
* Children of God (Galatians 3:26-27; 1 John 3:1-2)
* Christians (Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16)


The local Church has:

* Pastors, who oversee the flock (1 Tim.3)
* Deacons, who serve the church (1 Timothy 3:8-13; Philippians 1:1)
* Ministers, who teach and proclaim the word of God (Ephesians 4:11; 1 Timothy 4:13-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-5)
* Members, who love the Lord and each other (Philippians 2:1-5)


The Lord Jesus Christ:

* Loved the church (Ephesians 5:25)
* Shed His blood for the church (Acts 20:28)
* Will save the church (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:23)