From its beginnings in the mid-1970’s, this fellowship has been, and still is, predicated on the classic evangelical credo of the faith, as expressed in The Apostle’s Creed.
What distinguished us from other conventional church bodies subscribing to the same creed, was the divine leading of the Lord originally to establish a community of believers in a shared life together, living in daily proximity upon the model of the early apostolic Church, where believers went “from house to house breaking bread” (Acts 2:46). This model of Christianity is better known overseas than on this continent.
Though we aspire to have such a biblically-based, historically-sanctioned model, we do not criticize those Christians who observe the more traditional form of Sunday worship.
The Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
God eternally exists as the perfect love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,2; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
Jesus is fully God and fully man. He came to earth, was conceived in the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died and rose again to reconcile all people to God and to free them from the power of sin and the devil. He will return soon and consummate the building of his Kingdom. All who are his bride shall reign with him. All who reject him shall suffer eternal destruction (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13).
All are sinners and need a saving relationship with God, becoming children of God when they repent of their sin, trust in Jesus Christ, and wholly commit their lives to him (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1,24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8).
The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit continually draws believers closer to God, transforms them into the image of Jesus Christ, empowers them for ministry, and distributes spiritual gifts to the Church. Believers are to always seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:16, 23, 26, 27; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)
Baptism and Communion:
Baptism and communion are two ordinances the Lord has given the Church. The only expression of baptism we recognize and practice is baptism by believers through immersion. (Baptism: Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:26-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3-4. Communion: Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)
The One Universal Church:
Though it has many diverse expressions, there is only one Universal Church of Jesus Christ, made up of all who have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of the Church is to advance the Kingdom of God against the kingdom of Satan. (Romans 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:12-16; Hebrews 10:24-25) been blessed over the years by visits to our community.