God has given us the treasury of his word so that we may know him, the living God. He has provided his word so that we may live godly lives in Christ as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit for the glory of the Father. We are responsible not to be conformed to this world but rather to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. We believe that the best way to know him and to be found pleasing in his sight is to study the Scriptures. The Scriptures are our rule of faith and practice and because of that we seek to take every thought captive to Christ Jesus our Lord. These beliefs inform our practices which are grounded in sound doctrine as revealed in the Holy Bible. This is why we have only two teaching groups in our fellowship, children and adults. The ages that we use to make that division in our classes are: Children: infant – 12 years of age; Adult: 13 years and above. We believe that this leads to intergenerational relationships that strengthen the church.
God has ordained the privilege and responsibility for teaching our children about him primarily to parents. We recognize that our role as the church is to support the parents as they are teaching their children. We utilize the Truth and Grace Memory Books by Thomas K. Ascol. We chose to avail ourselves of this curriculum because of the author’s commitment to the Scriptures, Scripture memorization, catechizing, and the incorporation of hymns memorization that augment the biblical truths being taught. Additionally, the progressive design of the instruction based upon the students ages make it sustainable over time.
We provide three opportunities during the week to study the Scriptures as the body of Christ assembled: Sunday morning 9:30; Wednesday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. In keeping with our beliefs that the Scriptures are God-breathed, the only required text for our classes is the Holy Bible. The teachers prayerfully prepare the lessons and do the necessary research so that the teaching of the word of God is clearly communicated to the glory of God and the equipping of the saints in Christ.