First, I want to thank you for taking a moment to check out our website. Second, I will keep it brief. I want you to know I have been praying for you. You are probably thinking, "What?! You don't even know me. How can you be praying for me?" Simple - God knew you would be looking on here at this moment today and I have been praying for everyone who views this site, even if I do not know their names. It sounds a little weird but I promise it's not. God has a plan for each of us and He knows why you are here, so I am praying He leads you in the direction you need to go.
We believe the church is like a body, made up of many different parts. The body needs different parts to work properly. Could you imagine if someone were just a big nose and that was it? Not only would a nose bouncing down the street look weird but there would be so much it could not do. It could not see without eyes, hear without ears, or touch without hands. The same is true about us - each person has a role to play. Not only are you welcome, we really NEED you. You help make us work the way we should. Look, we are not perfect. What we are is a group of ordinary people who love each other, pray for each other, are comfortable sharing our struggles with each other, and want to help each other in this journey called life.
I also want you to know it does not matter what your church background is, you are welcome here. If you are just wanting to ask questions that's great or if you really want to jump in with both feet, come on. We keep things pretty casual around here so don't worry about what to wear or if there is a certain way you are supposed to act. I promise to be honest with you and give you nothing but the biblical truth. You will NOT hear motivational speeches and sometimes you will hear stuff that is hard to hear but it will be said in love. If you have children feel free to bring them into the service with you. A nursery is available for the little ones (infants though preschool) if you desire. Right now our worship "style" is traditional hymns but we are looking forward to a more blended style (don't worry we still love the hymns). We would love to have you come join us sometime and if there is anything I can help you with please use the contact us page and let me know.
Pastor Lee Bailey
It really is simple. Jesus has done all the hard work so you can have a relationship with Him. I don't want to mislead you, giving your life to Jesus and following Him is not always the most popular choice and at times being a Christian can be really tough. What I can promise you is there is nothing greater in life and Jesus will be with you every step of the way (Matthew 28.20).
The first step in having a relationship with Jesus is: Admitting you need a relationship with Jesus. Everyone is born with a problem, we are sinners. "For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3.23) I have a sin problem, you have a sin problem, your friends have a sin problem, everyone in this church has a sin problem. Left up to us our sin could never be fixed and that is very bad news. "For the wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6.23a). This death is not just our physical death but our spiritual death as well. That means, sin keeps us apart from God for all eternity and that is very, very bad news.
There is great news however, Jesus fixed our sin problem. "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet (still) sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5.8). All we have to do is believe Jesus has done this for us. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." (John 3.16) Our sin required death and Jesus died so we didn't have to. We call this the "Gospel" and gospel simply means - good news. The fact Jesus took our place and died so we didn't have to is very good news don't you think?
You may be asking, "I admit I need Jesus and I believe He died for me so what now?" Simple. The Bible tells us, "if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved.....with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation...for whoever will call on the name of the LORD will be saved." (Romans 10.9-10, 13) What does all that mean? All you have to do is ask...
If you feel you are ready to ask Jesus into you life then pray this prayer:
Dear Jesus, I admit I am a sinner and I need you in my life. Jesus I believe You died on a cross for my sins and after three days you rose from the grave. Jesus I want to give you my life and follow You. In Your name I pray, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer and really believed it then you are now a follower of Jesus. This is not where is stops; becoming a follower of Jesus is only the beginning. Contact us and let us know you prayed the prayer because we want to celebrate with you.If you do not go to a church, find one and get involved. Of course we would love to have you join us so we can grow together. Praise God for your decision and welcome to the family!!!!