Sunday Services 9 & 10:45am
Sunday Services 9 & 10:45am

Our Mission

Concord exists to connect all people to Jesus, so they can grow in faith and serve others.

We believe that God has called us as a church to engage our community. Ours isn’t a fancy mission statement designed by the best church marketers. Instead, we looked to the roots of the modern church. Specifically, we looked at what early Christians did immediately after Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection.

In Acts chapter 2, we see a record of how the early church was changed and motivated by the words of Jesus. They influenced their communities in such a way that it gained world-wide attention, not because they were the hottest new trend, but because of their faith and because of their love. It’s in the way that they lived that we see an effective mission and model for what we do.

Connect
with God through the gospel
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. – Acts 2:40-41

with God through praise
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. – Acts 2:47

Grow
closer to God through study
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching… – Acts 2:42a

closer to one another through fellowship
…and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. – Acts 2:42b

Serve
go do something to serve others
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. – Acts 2:45

Our Beliefs

Keep the following in mind when reading through our beliefs:
In essential beliefs, we have unity – Ephesians 4:1-3
In nonessential beliefs, we have liberty – Romans 14:19-20
In all our beliefs, we show charity – 1 Corinthians 13:2

 

Statement of Faith

Triune God
There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal being, the creator, redeemer, preserver, and ruler of the universe. This eternal, triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence, or being.

God
God is the center, sustainer, provider, and ruler of the universe. – Genesis 1-3; Exodus 3:5-6, 20:1-11; Matthew 6:9-15

Jesus
Jesus is God, who came to earth to pay for our mistakes and sins. He has provided an example of how we are to live today. – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:15-20

Holy Spirit
He is also God and is the Person of God which the New Testament Church must encounter and seek guidance from. – John 3:5-8, 14:15-20; Romans 8:1-17

The Bible
The Bible is the perfect, faithful words of God which provide us with guidance on matters of faith, both personal and church-wide. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Salvation
Salvation is God’s free offer to live forever in heaven and to have an abundant life here on earth. Salvation is a gift. It is the beginning point of our relationship with God. – John 3:16, 14:6, Romans 10:9, Philippians 1:6, 1 John 3:1-3

Baptism
Biblical baptism is when the candidate is immersed into water, after salvation. This ceremonial act is not part of one’s salvation but is symbolic of the salvation already received. Entrance into voting membership here at Concord requires baptism. – Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2: 38; 8:34-39

Humans
Humans are the crowning achievement of creation, and therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. A person cannot fully understand his or her humanity apart from knowing and pursuing his or her Creator. Though loved by God, humans universally fall terribly short of what He expects. This shortfall points to our need for Christ and the salvation that He alone can bring. – Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3, Psalm 139, Romans 3:23, 6:23

 

Baptism & Communion

Baptism
1. By immersion in mode – βαπτίζω (baptizó): immerse or engulfed in water
2. Post-salvation in time; all that were baptized were believers
3. Does not impart salvation – Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:5-8
4. Symbolic in meaning of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ – Romans 6:6
5. Only biblical prerequisite is confession of belief – Acts 8:34-38
6. Once is sufficient – Ephesians 4:3-6

Lord’s Supper
1.Does not impart salvation
2. Symbolic in meaning – juice, bread
3. Attendance to the table is regulated by the participant – 1 Corinthians 11:23-29, Acts 20:3-7

 

Church Disciplines

Attendance
It is the natural assumption of the New Testament that in order to benefit from the body, one must participate in the regular functions of the body. The Bible gives warnings to those who are absent from the body and conversely tells of the many benefits that exist for believers to enjoy when they are present. – Hebrews 9:19-25

Giving
Tithes and offerings are not in place to simply serve as a “billing” method for religious services rendered. God desires lordship in all the areas of our lives, which includes our personal  finances. Financial giving is a way to express our loyalty to him in this area. – Malachi 3:8-12, 2 Corinthians 9:6-12