St. John's Center

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We believe the Bible itself, is the inspired and infallible Word of God, written by men who were divinely inspired, and that it speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind.  It is the sole and final source of all that we believe.    II Timothy 3: 16-17; II Peter 1: 20-21; Jude 3.

We believe that God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power.  We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, granting the right of the individual to directly approach Him in prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.   Genesis 1:1; I Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:3-6

We believe in the preeminence of Jesus Christ as our divine Lord and Savior, God’s only begotten Son, born of a virgin, sinless in His life, who atoned for the sins of the world by His death on the cross.  We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His High Priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.    Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-33; John 1:1-5, 14; Philippians 2:6-8; Colossians 2:8-9; Acts 1:9-11,7:56; I Corinthians 15:3-4; ; Luke 12:40; Acts 1:10-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews 1:3; Titus 2:13; I John 3:1-3

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, empower and seal forever those who believe in Jesus Christ.  We believe that at the time of salvation, each believer in Christ is baptized in the Holy Spirit and becomes a member of the Body of Christ.   John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9-13; Ephesians 1:13; I Corinthians 12:13, 14:22

We believe that all men are sinners by nature, but that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as Savior and Lord shall be forever in God’s presence in heaven, and that those who reject Christ as Savior and Lord will be forever separated from God in hell.   John 3:16, 18:36; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23, 6:23, Romans 1:18-32

We believe the water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only sacraments of the church and that they are a Scriptural means of testimony of the church in this age.   Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 10:47-48, 16:32-33, 18:7-8; I Corinthians 11:26

We believe in the spiritual unity of the universal church of all believers, for which the Lord so earnestly prayed.        John 17: 20-21
 

Scriptures referenced from NIV translation

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In accordance with our 2018 By-Laws, Consistory facilitators have been named to head Ministry Teams to work in conjunction with the existing Ministry Teams.  

Moderator:  Terry Showalter

Vice Moderator:  Doug Beaver

Worship:  Lamont Martin

Outreach:  Bill Gable

Finance & Administration:  Stan Stoltzfus

Property:  Carl Hilt

Instruction:  Caleb Haws

Fellowship:  Dave Metzger

Email Pastor Ken Evitts

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