The Inland Church of Christ wants to share God’s plan of salvation around the entire world, and to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Good News! What will it profit a man to gain the whole world and its riches and lose his own soul? Jesus is the key to eternal life through faithful service to Him now and in His kingdom on earth…the Church of Christ.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages. (Matthew 28:19-20)
We are the New Testament Church, and enjoy fellowshipping with those who pattern their worship according to the New Testament and seek biblical authority for the direction of the Church. We do not recognize or embrace any human creeds, disciplines, catechisms, or religious traditions (Matthew 15:8-9). Instead, we embrace Christ’s plea for unity in John 17:20-21. To this end, we preach one body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, and one baptism (Ephesians 4:1-6) – the basis for spiritual unity.
We believe that all religious authority belongs to Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18). Therefore, Christ has the last word in matters of religion. We believe that this authority extends to all of the Lord’s commandments.
We believe in the essentials of Faith (Hebrews 11:6), Repentance (Acts 17:30), Confession (Matthew 10:32-33), and Baptism (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38), as a faith response to the Gospel. These responses to The New Testament pattern demonstrate ones willingness to become a New Testament Christian. When a believing candidate is baptized, Christ adds them to His Family (kingdom, church, body) (Galatians 3:26-29).
Worship in the Church of Christ consists of 5 spiritual areas:
Preaching/Teaching (Mark 16:15, 2 Timothy 4:2, Colossians 1:21-23,); Prayer (I Thess. 5:17; Ephesians 6:18); Acapella Singing (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16); the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7, Matthew 26: 26-29, 1 Corinthians 11:23-30); and Giving of our means (I Corinthians 16:1-2, I Corinthians 9: 6-7).
The Church of Christ – One body, many parts. (I Corinthians 12:12). We are called to lovingly serve Jesus in every aspect of our lives, daily.
We believe in the “Godhead,” the Father (Creator) the Son (Redeemer) and the Holy Spirit (Sustainer) (John 1:1-3; 2 Corinthians 13:13,1 John 5:7-8).
We believe in one God eternally existing in three equal persons. These three have the same nature, essence and attributes. They are distinct in office and activity (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; John 5: 7-8).
We believe that Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23).
We believe that there is one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism (Ephesians 4:5).
A person is added to the church (body of Christ) when he or she is baptized (immersed in water) for the remission of sin (Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 12:13).
We believe in the resurrection of the dead (at the Second Coming of Christ). In the eternal conscious existence of all individuals in either heaven or hell, after the judgment of God (Luke 16:19-31; 2 Corinthians 5:8-10; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15).
We believe the entire bible is infallible and that it is the inspired Word of God. It is the supreme and final authority in doctrine and practice (Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and in walking in newness of life by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-6, Ephesians 4:1-2).
We believe in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday (Communion) (Acts 20:7).
We believe in the Church’s mission to evangelize the world (Mark 16:15-16, Proverbs 11:30).
Our mission is to spread the good news around the world. Hearing and Believing the good news of Jesus, calls a person to Repent of their sins, Confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; which leads to Baptism “fully immersed in water” for the remission of their sins.
We invite visitors and fellow members of the Church of Christ across the globe to join us for worship service and Bible Study for a spirit-filled, scripturally sound fellowship with Jesus! The Inland Church of Christ is a friendly congregation, and we extend a warm hand of fellowship to you. JOIN US!