Statement of Faith

We believe:

  • The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
  • In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.
  • The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation. This grace of salvation is received by faith alone.
  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict men of their sin and need of God’s grace, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and effective witness.
  • Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
  • Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
  • The true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head.
  • Only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local Church.
  • Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and under Christ, every local church has the right to decide and govern its own affairs.
  • In the personal coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the life and service of the believer.
  • In the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this church is to worship and glorify God, to build the Body of Christ in their Christian faith, hope and love, and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to the unbelieving world. In order to fulfill this purpose we, the members of Weare Christian Church, commit ourselves to fulfill the Great Commission by proclaiming the Great Confession and by living the Great Commandment. We will....

  • Humbly surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • Passionately love God and unconditionally love one another.
  • Intentionally proclaim the Good News of salvation to all people within reach.

Personal Covenant

  • I do, in humble dependence on God, consecrate myself to His worship andservice, and joyfully give myself to Him, to be His forever. Abiding henceforth in Jesus Christ, I will strive with the help of the Holy Spirit to appropriate within me the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; and naming myself with the name of Christ, I avow my purpose to glorify God in my body, and in my spirit, which are His.

Covenant of Membership

  • We do, in the presence of men, confess Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord; and do heartily give ourselves to His service, and take His Word as the rule of our life. Having been united by faith to Him, we do now, as a Church, unite with one another in this Covenant. We shall habitually observe personal prayer and the reading of the Scriptures, earnestly seeking therein the help of the Holy Spirit.
  • We who are the heads of families, shall maintain the worship of God in our homes, and shall endeavor to lead our children or others committed to our charge to faith in Christ and to the Christian life.
  • We shall attend regularly, as far as Providence permits, the public worship of God on the Lord’s Day, and such other meetings for worship as the Church may appoint, and we shall faithfully observe together the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.
  • We shall walk together in brotherly love, with Christian sympathy and kindness, and shall faithfully admonish and help one another as may be needful. We shall not bring to the Church a complaint against any member for personal trespasses or offense until we have taken first and second steps pointed out by Christ (Matthew 18:15-17), thus endeavoring to settle all private offenses without publicity.
  • We shall aid, as the Lord prospers, in supporting a faithful Christian ministry among us and in sending the Gospel to the whole human family and, as we have opportunity, we shall seek by example and word to lead men to Christ.
  • We shall endeavor to live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world, abstaining from whatever is unbecoming to the Christian character; and as Baptism signified our death to sin and resurrection to holiness, so we shall seek to walk in newness of life.