There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Eph 4:4-6
We are a conservative congregation that makes it our goal to worship in spirit and in truth. The singular purpose of our worship is to give praise and glory to God in a fashion limited by the authority God has given us by instruction or example from His word. Every effort is made in form and function to worship in a manner pleasing to God, no more – no less (Leviticus 10:1-3).
When you worship with us you will find a friendly congregation that is concerned about the souls of men and women as well as discovering the truths to be found within the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16, 17).
We do not have praise teams or instrumental music in worship (Colossians 3:16). While women are a vital and integral part of the congregation, we do not utilize women in the worship service in the leading of prayers, leading singing, waiting on the Lord’s Table, or in the teaching of adult Bible classes (1 Corinthians 14:33-34). Our elders feel strongly that condoning or participating in these activities would be in direct violation of the will of God as laid out in His word.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Mark 1:1) and that it is through His blood that we have redemption of our sins. We teach that baptism is absolutely necessary in order for one to be saved (Mark 16:16). Baptism is by immersion only and we do not accept either sprinkling or pouring as modes of baptism (Acts 8:38). We are saved by grace through faith and must continue to live the godly life after conversion (Romans 5:1-2; 2 Peter 1:5-10).
We believe that miracles ceased, those done by the laying on of hands, when the last person whom the apostle laid their hands on died (1 Corinthians 13:9-13).
We are not pre-millennial and thus do not believe in the popular concept of the thousand year reign, rapture, or the tribulation.