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Christian Growth

Real Christian living involves much more than sitting in a pew; it demands an active faith. It means a lifetime of dedicated service to God that doesn't end here until we are at rest with the Lord. Our desire is to help one another as we seek to mature in our life in Christ. It's not an overnight process, and we all need encouragement as we continue going forward in a life which is compared to a race (Heb 12:1b). Like every good thing it takes time and dedication, but it's never too early or too late to commit yourself to the life we are called upon to live.


Service

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve" (Mark 10:45a)

As God's people, we are called upon to do the harder thing. Being a servant at times is very rewarding, and at others it is difficult to find the motivation. There are times when we would like to just sit back and let others handle the work for us, but for a body to be healthy, each member must do their part. We believe that God has work for each one of us to do, and it is a noble thing to pursue a life of serving others for the glory of God.

In our congregation there is work to be done: the lost need to hear the Gospel, the sick need visiting, the discouraged and the lonely need encouragement, the unwell need meals prepared, the facilities need maintenance, those in children's homes need love, the widows need caring, and on and on. Let's work together not that we might earn the praise of men, but that thanksgiving might be brought to God on the lips of others (2 Cor 9:12).

Study

There are many opportunities for us to study the Bible together. We are blessed with individuals who have spent a lifetime in study, who are active teaching classes, preaching, and in training others to be able to do the same.

Beyond our Bible classes and the lessons that are brought during our times when we assemble together as a body, there are additional opportunities during the week for those who have a desire, and are able, to join together to study God's Word. The women gather on Tuesdays at the building for Ladies' Bible class, and there is a men's Bible study which meets on Thursday evenings. In addition, there is a college Bible study which meets weekly at a time best suited to those attending (chosen on a semester-by-semester basis). Please call the church office for details.

"so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;" (Colossians 1:10 NAS95)


College Growth Opportunities

Do you want to do something to make a difference in our community which will continue long after your education is complete? We're a young congregation desiring to build up a college class, and we need a handful of young men and women willing to help start that growth process. In doing so, we will do our best to provide you with opportunities to deepen your knowledge of God's Word, and to put that knowledge to action as you mature in the faith.

Right now, we can't promise a crowd of college students, but we can promise that you will find a group of people trying to remain true to God's Word in our faith, attitudes and actions. We're not asking you for the easy thing — we know that. We realize we are asking you to make a sacrifice to help lay a foundation for a college class. And, while now it may seem a sacrifice to benefit those to follow later, it could very well be you who gains the most in the process.