The New Testament Church is a viable, local, self-governing body of believers who have been baptized.

•  The Local Church has a membership. Church members have responsibilities and benefits.

•  The local church only has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s supper, both of which are administered only to born again believers.   

•  The church has a pastor, the Bible calls this position a bishop (I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1). The church also has deacons (I Timothy 3:8-13).

•  All saved people in the world make up The Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-33). 

•  Christ is coming back for in His bride during the 2nd coming. This group is often mistakenly called “the church”. It is not a local church. We refer to it as the universal invisible church. It has no pastor, no membership, no ordinances. We believe Christians need to be members of a local church.