WHO WE ARE We are a Christ centered, Biblically focused, Uncluttered church. We are affiliated with the Knox County Association of Baptists. We teach and partake in two ordinances: Believer's baptism and the Lord's supper. Our church polity is Elder led and congregationally affirmed on major decisions. We teach that a person is saved by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone based on His work on the cross and His resurrection - and not by human works. We also teach that a life transformed by God's grace will be a life converted from worldliness toward godliness (good works) which bears evidence of God's sanctiyfing Holy Spirit at work within every true believer (Ephesians 2:8-10). As the Apostle James said: 'without works our faith is dead. - James 2:17
OUR MOTTO Love God - Love Others - Make Disciples Our motto is based on: The Great Commandment: Mark 12:29-31 & The Great Commission: Matthew 29:19-20
OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE Our main objective is to love God personally and love others enough to unashamedly share the gospel with them. If someone trusts Christ, we'll help them develop their own personal, loving and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ through the daily study and application of His holy Word, the Bible. We call this '5x5' at our church. We will exhort you to love God and others enough to go out and do the same for them. Thereby we will abide within an unending process of gospel centered discipleship.
OUR NAME The phrase 'HIS People' appears 165 times in the Bible (ESV - English Standard Version).
In the Old Testament the phrase 'His People' refers to God's covenant people, Israel. In the New Testament God's mysterious plan of Salvation is revealed through our Lord Jesus Christ to all Nations! This "new covenant" through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, offers the adoption into the sonship of God the Father and makes the assurance of Salvation available to ALL People EVERYWHERE who place their trust in Him! These people are GOD's own possession, having been chosen and redeemed by God Himself. We are HIS PEOPLE! But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may proclaim the excellences of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy - 1 Peter 2:9-10