Church in the Pines

Our Core Beliefs

Our Mission

Church in the Pines exists to bring the Bible to Life, that people might trust in Christ, develop godly character, and be spiritually equipped, so they might be released for ministry, in the power of the Spirit, for the Glory of God.

We have summed up this Mission in this way: Bringing the Bible to Life for a Life Well-Lived.

 

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word; that it was written by men divinely inspired and that it is the supreme infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe in the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, of the virgin birth, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension and visible return to the world according to His promise.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgments, and to regenerate, sanctify and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.

We believe that all man by nature and by choice are sinners, but that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believed in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.

We believe in the Church—a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, immersed on credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to this local churches we are committed, for perpetual observance, the ordinances of baptism and the Lord supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. We believe that all human betterment and social improvements are the inevitable by-products of such a gospel.

We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith, that each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling it’s duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.

 

Our Values

Church in the Pines is a non-denominational church. Our members and friends come from many different church and non-church backgrounds.

Church in the Pines has a passion to make God’s Word relevant to our lives in the new millennium. This is why we are Bible centered.

Church in the Pines is a church that encourages family growth through it’s programs. The church family is well complemented by seniors, singles, and many young families.

Church in the Pines works hard to be a place where creative yet Biblical thinking is encouraged.

Church in the Pines is committed to communicate the grace of God and to encourage all to follow His will for their lives.