Who We Are

  • We are a Bible-believing Christian Church
    • Followers of Jesus Christ who love Jesus, recognize the Bible as the Word of God, and desire to grow in knowledge and understanding of the Word
    • Seek to follow the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) and Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-38)
      • To share the gospel, baptize, and help people grow in their faith
      • To love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind
    • Love one another (Matthew 22:39-40; John 13:34-35)
    • Believe that Jesus is the only way for salvation (John 14:16-17), that salvation is by grace through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), and that a personal, saving relationship with Jesus is essential
    • Have a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-17)
    • Believe that prayer is an essential part of our relationship with Jesus Christ and that prayers are answered (Matthew 7:7-12;  James 4:3, Philippians 4:6-7)
  • We are a member of the Evangelical Covenant Denomination

    • A very high view of Scripture with an emphasis on its supreme authority
      • The Bible is the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct  (2 Timothy 3:16)
      • The Bible is alive and active and nothing is hidden from God’s sight (Hebrews 4:12-13)
      • We practice “where is it written” for discussions regarding faith and practice
    • Non-creedal, as the Bible itself is our creed
      • The ECC affirms the historic confessions of the Christian Church, particularly the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed, while emphasizing the sovereignty of the Word of God over all creedal interpretations.
    • Non-doctrinaire, as fellowship and unity as believers is more important than different, and potentially divisive, interpretations in areas of secondary (“non-essential”) doctrine that respected theologians have disagreed about for years
    • Missional, with a commitment to sharing the good news and befriending others through relationships and service
    • Embodies  “In essentials unity, in non-essential liberty, in all things charity”
  • We are a local fellowship of believers with important distinctives

    • We are a small, relational church where people are known, loved, cared for, and contribute their time, talents, and treasures to God’s work in various capacities
    • We are a shepherd-led church where the pastor knows people and is involved in their lives
    • We are a family of families, and committed to disciple the youth in our congregation
    • We worship through singing, prayer, and Bible-based teaching that helps us to see how we can better apply what the Bible says to our daily lives
    • We desire to live our lives together as a community of believers with relationships that extend beyond Sunday morning and church activities
    • We strive to share the gospel through our personal relationships, through partnership with local Christian organizations (e.g. With Love From Jesus, Dorcas Ministries, and Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp) and through the missionaries we support
    • We strive at all ages to live out our faith through service to the needy in our local area

For more information, see the ECC website or our Southeast Conference website.