Our website details some of our core beliefs. They’re summarized under the title “Still Church.” As in, we’re a place that still feels like, you know, church. Think of it like “Church as it used to be” or “Church as it once was.”
Our church is slightly old-fashioned compared to many churches in our Valley. We unapologetically use the King James Version and all we sing corporately are the old-time hymns. We affirm holy living and get called Puritans, or bigots, or haters for standing against cultural norms. We still preach the Bible kind of like Jesus and the Apostles and Prophets did–heralding the Word out like a trumpet (preaching) and helping the people gain an understanding of it, calling people to repent of their sin and turn their hearts toward God.
Not much has changed. Things today are anchored pretty deeply. Not in the 1950’s… I’m talking about something much more timeless than that.
Oh, sure, we have padded pews and air conditioning nowadays, but we’re not relegating the power of the preached Word of God to a YouTube snippet, and we’re still worshiping the Creator more than His created beings. No, we’re not all that impressed by our musicians’ voices, our buildings, or our administrators, but we sure are thankful to have a Saviour who loves us, and gave His own life to take away our sin.
We may seem old-fashioned, but it’s on purpose. We hope that purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ. The rich truth of the hymns can edify your soul. The preaching of the Bible has more supernatural power than a spiritual analogy from the Lord of the Rings. The emphasis on traditional family is more beneficial to society than affirming what God says is immoral, and God’s way will always trump our way.
Let GOD be true, and, in comparison, every man a liar. (cf. Rom. 3:4)