Who is in Charge?

Shepherd's Hand & Staff

The Head

We are baptized believers who assert that Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, founded only one church (Matthew 3.17, Matthew 16.18, John 3.16, Ephesians 4.4-6, and Romans 16.16), and that the only basis for restoring Christian unity is the Bible (Ephesians 4.1-16, Matthew 7.24-27, John 17.6-23 and 2 Timothy 3.14-17). We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14.6) and that He is the author of salvation (Hebrews 5.9, and Hebrews 12.2). He saves you by grace through faith (Ephesians 2.8 and Colossians 2.9-14). Jesus serves as the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2.5, and Hebrews 4.14-16). Jesus is the head of the church (Colossians 1.18 and Ephesians 5.23-24) and the Good Shepherd of the flock (John 10.10). Our Chief Shepherd left His sheep in care of Shepherds also known as Elders (John 21.15-18, 1 Peter 5.1-4, Acts 20.17-31, and 1 Timothy 3.1-7) and Deacons help the Elders serve the body (1 Timothy3.8-9).