SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH
While Water Baptism is not required for salvation we believe that every believer should be baptized. It is the Biblical expression of a commitment to die to the world, the flesh and Satan and live for God alone. Water baptism is the complete submersion into water and it is for those that understand the meaning. Water baptism for babies serves no biblical purpose. Sprinkling can be done in such cases if someone is in the hospital or physically they are unable to be submersed.
All believers are welcome to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion without regard to church affiliation. We observe communion because the LORD told us to. The sacrament of Holy Communion is to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some churches do this only on holidays or one Sunday a month. As a church we participate in Holy Communion on a regular basis.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God in the language it was originally inspired. It is the complete revelation of God’s will for salvation and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in one God who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
We believe in His deity, virgin birth, His sinless life, death, burial and resurrection, and His personal future return in power and glory.
We believe that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Salvation comes by grace and grace alone. For it is by grace that we are saved, through faith, and even this did not come from ourselves but is a gift of God – not by works so that no one can boast.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells Christians and enables them to live a Godly life. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit as taught by Disciples is a separate act which empowers believers to operate in the gifts of the Spirit. The gifts of the Spirit are available to believers through Baptism of the Holy Spirit for edification of the believers.
We believe that marriage is reserved for a man and a women as laid down in Genesis 1.
Laying on of Hands
We we believe that anointing the sick and laying on of hands for healing is found in the Bible.
We believe in the resurrection of everyone who ever lived, receiving either the eternal blessing of a right relationship with God or the eternal punishment of those who reject God’s salvation through His Son Jesus Christ.
We the church is the body Christ made up of all who have accepted the salvation provided by Him.
We believe that God(Jesus) is the creator of all, that He created the Heaven and the earth in six literal 24-hour days. When God Himself said in Exodus 20:11 that He meant what he said that He created the earth and all that is in it in six days. We believe that to discount the first 11 chapters of Genesis or to attempt to try and make evolution fit, that we might as well through the whole Bible out. The credibility of Jesus and the Apostles are at stake since they quoted from Genesis, probably more than any other book of the Bible. To learn more about Creation or the lie of evolution please contact us or our friends at www.creationminute.com.
The Bible is the greatest guidebook of the Christian life and preaching God’s method of bringing it to the hearts of God’s people.
Evangelism: Jesus’ command is still valid today to “Go ye into the all the world and preach the gospel” . The fulfilling of this command brings great spiritual health. The power of the Holy Spirit is brought to bear in order to accomplish the command, and joy is released in those who obey. The result of obedience to this command glorifies God and honors His word.
Maturity through Lifestyle: Jesus looked for those who were dedicated to following Him. In two thousand years the seriousness of the church towards being discipled has deteriorated. It is our goal as a church to learn and live the truths of Scripture. We are not satisfied to be “hearers only” but desire to be “doers of the Word of God”. We strive to come faithfully, give joyously, worship fervently, and witness loyally. We have found Jesus Christ to be “… the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
DISCIPLESHIP and PRAYER
Discipleship is the shaping of an individual’s destiny. Each church in the New Testament copied Jesus’ method of calling those whom God had chosen and training them through example. The book of Acts demonstrates the powerful impact that is possible to those who take Jesus’ command and pattern seriously. We believe in the functioning of the gifts of the Spirit and we challenge members of the church to find the full expression of their lives in whatever manner God wills.
Prayer: Daily prayer is a normal part of an individual’s Christian walk. This is the way of battle for the Christian. Robbed of prayer, the church is robbed of power, direction and divine presence. We know that the kingdom is built by Gods power, not man’s. That is why we place emphasis on daily prayer.