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We would love to tell you about the life changing experiences that you can find through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  If you would like to know more please contact us at any time.

 Who are we?
 We are folks who are striving to simply be just ChristiansÖnothing else. We believe that if we follow only Christ and His teachings, we can emulate the disciples of the New Testament Church. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch (Acts 11:26)
 

  What do we believe?
 We believe that the New Testament contains Godís complete revelation for mankind, and that everything we need for spiritual salvation can be found there. We believe that all men are guilty of sin in the eyes of God, and that this situation separates us spiritually from God and will cause us to be eternally dead unless we can correct it. We believe that Jesus Christ is the author of eternal life for everyone who is willing to submit themselves to him and do His commandments.     (Matt 7:21) (John 14:15) (Hebrews 5:9)

What is necessary for salvation?
We believe that we can only be saved by the grace of God which was manifested in the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus, on the cross. But in order to receive this free gift of grace, God asks us to do five essential things:

1. Hear the message of Christís gospel in order to be made aware of your spiritual condition and what you can do about it. The gospel is the good news that Jesus died for sin, was buried and raised, never to die again       (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

2. Believe that Christís gospel is the truth and that He has the power to save your soul (John 3:16) (Hebrews 11:6)

3. Repent of those things you have done which are in conflict with the will of God and make a sincere commitment to change your life (Acts 17:30) (Luke 13:3,5)

4. Confess before men that you accept Jesus as your savior (Romans 10:9-10) (Acts 8:37)

5. Be Baptized for the forgiveness of your sins and to receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit to help you in your new life. When youíve done these things, God will add you to the Church (Acts 2:38) (Mark 16:16) (Galations 3:27) (Acts 22:16) (Romans 6:3-4) (Acts 2:47)

What does God expect of me after I become a Christian?
 
Godís expectations for you are really pretty simple: He wants you to let Jesus become the most important person in your life, and He says that when you do this, everything else will be taken care of by Him. In the simplest of terms, being a successful Christian means learning how to love God and everyone else. This love will be exhibited in every part of your life as you learn to submit yourself to Godís will as we are told in the Bible (Matthew 22:36-39) (1 Corinthians 13) Jesus said that we have an obligation to tell others about His wonderful gospel and to do all things as He has commanded us (Matthew 28:19-20). You learn what He expects from you by continually studying His revealed word...the Bible.
 

 ∑ Can I know if Iím saved?
 God doesnít leave us guessing about the condition of our relationship with Him in our new Christian lives. His desire is for us to be perfectly content and happy when we commit ourselves to Him. He assures us that even when we stumble along the way, if we are sincerely trying to live for Him, the grace of Christís sacrifice will continue to cleanse us, and we can be confident that our salvation is secure. (1 John 1:7)