The Local Church

We believe that a local, visible church is a congregation of baptized believers associated together by a common faith and fellowship in the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ and governed by His Word, seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth and that its only Scriptural officers are pastor/teacher(s) and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus. We believe that the designation of elder, bishop, overseer, and pastor are used interchangeably in the Scriptures and refer to the same office. We believe that Christ is the head of the Church and that the pastor/teacher(s) are a gift of God and are to be obeyed and submitted to as they obey God.

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