WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe there is only one God, revealed in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He exists as God the Creator Father; as Jesus, the Savior and Friend of every individual; and as the Holy Spirit, the Guide and Comforter of those who trust and obey Jesus. (Ephesians 4:6, John 3:16, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 3:17)
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is God’s Word, and God’s Word is the final authority for the Church, believers and all of creation. We believe the Bible was written by inspiration from God’s Holy Spirit. Everything we believe, everything we teach, and everything we preach is based on the foundation of the Scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated from Him through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort… Only by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus, can man be made right with God. (Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-10)
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head and each believer is a part of it. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him, by serving each other, by teaching Christ’s commands, and by making Him known to the lost world. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 12:27)
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. You are therefore “saved” by believing and confessing that Christ Is Lord, turning away from sin (repentance), and giving your life to Christ to follow Him and receive forgiveness through the blood He shed on the cross. This decision is expressed outwardly in baptism which takes place by immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Baptism represents the beginning of a new life with God who forgives sins, and puts His Holy Spirit in you. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:37-38, Acts 16:31-33, 2 Timothy 2:19, Romans 10:9)
Everyone who turns to Christ receives the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who leads, transforms, and empowers the believer to live for Christ, and not merely for himself or herself. A follower of Christ will express their faith through selfless acts of love.
(Acts 2:38, Galatians 5:22-25)
We believe that the only object of our worship is God. Therefore, our worship services are designed to please Him. Scripture indicates the kind of worship that pleases Him. Like the Church in the 1st century, we emphasize the teaching of Jesus’ apostles, the fellowship (serving together) of the church, the breaking of bread (communion), and prayer. (John 4:24, Acts 2:42)
Flat Rock Christian Church is an independent (self-governing) fellowship of Christians, affiliated with the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in what is known as the “Restoration Movement,” a movement dedicated to “restoring” the church to the way it was in the beginning.