Our Church

 

Our Faith

With Jesus as the owner and head of the church (Matthew 16:16,18; Ephesians 1:22), we are a free congregation, not ruled by a headquarters or hierarchy, but self-governed by leaders with faith and spiritual maturity (1 Timothy 3:1-13). We further choose to operate under these three basic positions:

1.  We are Christ-Centered: A saving, personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only requirement for belonging to His church.

2.  We are Bible-based: Because it is the inspired Word of God, the Bible serves as our only authority. Both the Old and New Testaments form the entire revelation of God, but the New Testament is the agreement given Christians to live under (2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20,21).

3.  We are unity-minded: We strive for unity in purpose, spirit, and practice. We seek to be a church like that in the New Testament as we focus on the foundational truths of Christianity. “There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called-one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all” (Ephesians 4:4-6).

Therefore, we seek to wear a name on which all followers of Christ can unite – to be known as Christians only (Acts 11:26; 1 Peter 4:16). Neither Catholic, nor Protestant–we are just Christian. This spirit is found in the motto: “We are not the only Christians, but we are Christians only.”
 
If you have any questions about baptism, please spend some time with the “Questions About Baptism” booklet. It is available at the Welcome Desk in our foyer. Click this link for a digital or PDF version.
 
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Our Mission

Reach Out and Teach All to Follow Jesus

Our mission is to make disciples, what the Bible calls followers of Jesus, of everyone we reach within and beyond the church walls. We describe this process of making disciples in the following four steps:

1. Coming to God

2. Walking with the Word of Life

3. Connecting in Community

4. Living for Jesus

We design church services, programs, and activities around this process as we follow God’s direction and we accomplish the mission Jesus gave us. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Join us at any Norwin Christian Church event as we Reach out & Teach all to Follow Jesus together!