293 W Barton Co Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530

(1 mile West of 10th and Patton St.)

What We Believe

The Bible:  The Holy Bible and only the Bible is the authoritative Word of God.  It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths.  In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant.

 

Trinity: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit.  These three are coequal and coeternal.

 

Jesus Christ:  Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.  On earth, Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man.  He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life.  He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the Cross for all humankind and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again to earth in power and glory.

 

Virgin Birth: Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.

 

Redemption: Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, fell from that position.  Humanity's only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

 

Regeneration: For any person to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

 

Repentance: Repentance is the Holy Spirit prompted decision to turn from sin in every area of our lives in faith to Christ, believing that we are received as forgiven children into His fellowship.  It produces a work of the Holy Spirit, who brings spiritual life to us by redemption and regeneration.

 

Sanctification:  Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in an individual's life that brings to completion the development of Jesus Christ's character in that person.  The Holy Spirit's continuing work through the Word of God enables the Christian to live a godly life.

 

Jesus' Blood: The blood of Jesus shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and 100 percent sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin.  Jesus allowed himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death and hell.

 

Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers:  Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit.  They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord of their lives as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead.

 

Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit's presence is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts given to build and sanctify the church, to demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel.  All believers are commanded to earnestly seek the manifestation of these gifts in their lives.  These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.


The Gifts of the Holy Spirit:  The Holy Spirit's presence is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts given to build and sanctify the church, to demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel.  The lists of these gifts given in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations.  All believers are commanded to earnestly seek the manifestation of these gits in their lives.  These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.


The Church:  The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus's great commission.  Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church and a member of the Body of believers.  There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

The Sacraments:  there are two sacraments.

 

             Water Baptism:  Following the new birth, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

               The Lord's Supper:  A unique time of communion in the presence of the Lord when the elements of bread and grape juice (representing the body and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are received in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

 

Healing of the Sick:  Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in Jesus' commission to His disciples. 

Healing of the sick is given as a sign that is to follow believers.  It is also a part of Jesus' work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

God's Will for Provision:  The Father's will is that believers become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life.  But because of the Fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God's will while on earth.  That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ's provision in order to serve others.  Spiritual, mental and emotional, physical and financial.

 

Resurrection:  Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross.  As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected-they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

 

Heaven:  Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Hell:  After living one life on earth, unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell, where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels.

 

Second Coming of Christ:  Jesus Christ shall physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His earthly kingdom.  There is only one return and the church will greet Him upon His return by rising to meet Him in the clouds.  He will be accompanied by a great host of heavenly beings and the incident will be viewed world-wide.  The time of this coming is not disclosed in the scripture, but will occur at the will of the Father.


Biblical Marriage:  Biblical marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman as biologically designed by birth.  Marriage represents the relationship between Christ and His Church.  It is a holy and honorable institution.