The Church

We believe that the Church is composed of all born-again believers and, as the Body and Bride of Christ, exists in two aspects, universal and local.  The universal Church is that elect company of believers, baptized by the Holy Spirit into one spiritual organism, the Body of Christ.  The local church is a group of like-minded believers voluntarily joined together to glorify God and His Son, Jesus Christ, and to administer the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and water baptism.  (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42; 8:3; 9:31; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 11:23-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23-30; 1 Thessalonians 1:1)