A Family For Everyone

Simple Biblical Christianity

We identify with the ideals galvanized from the frontier revivalism of the 1800's that sought to restore simple New Testament Christianity as revealed in the Bible. 

A few catch-phrases that articulate this sentiment are as follows:

  1. “We’re not the only Christians, just Christians only.”
  2. “In essentials of the faith; unity. In opinion; liberty. In all things; love.”
  3. "Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent." 
  4. "No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no law but love, no name but the divine."

We believe that New Testament is the divinely authoritative pattern for the how we should do church and how we should be the church in the world. Acts 2:42-47 provide the foundational template for connecting, worshipping, growing, serving, and sharing. 

What Kind of Church Are We?

1. Restoration Church

Our message is that “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.” We require no other

creed. He alone is Lord and Savior.

2. Church Belonging to Christ

The church belongs to Him. We have no authority to change the teachings, rewrite the rules, alter membership requirements, or usurp His place. The church is not a democracy.

3. Church Seeking Unity

Members of this church seek to be one in Christ with all others He calls His own.

4. Church Built on the Teachings of the Apostles

The church, Eph. 2:20 states, is “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.” Whatever we know about Christ and the church we learned from Jesus’ closest companions, the Apostles.

5. Thinking Church

In the same Ephesian Letter, Paul prays that God will give a “Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.” Christian faith demands the best our minds can give, so we are a studying church, seeking to apply biblical truth intelligently.

6. Sharing Church

We share our faith and love with as many as we can reach and our possessions as persons who know that everything we have belongs to God to be used for His purposes.

7. Free Church 

Jesus is the Head of the church. We have no bishops or superintendents or national headquarters to determine local church policies. We select & appoint our own elders and call and support our own elder/pastors, and decide where our mission money will go. We are not isolationists though. Our congregation believes that we should freely associate with other parts of the body to accomplish tasks too big for one church alone.

8. Growing Church

We want to grow, because we are under Christ’s commission to disciple the world. We haven’t completed the task yet, so we believe that thriving and healthy churches are renewing their commitment to go unto the ends of the earth, preaching and baptizing until the whole world knows the one Lord of all.