Why begin another congregation of the Church? This is an excellent question.
We want to spread the Word of Jesus to a new mission field
There are five cities, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Gray Court, Fork Shoals, and Five Forks, and none of them has an congregation in them. That means that the Word of God has not been spread to the people in these cities or most folks either have to travel great distances twice a day on Sundays to worship our Lord. In order to address both of these concerns, we believe a local congregation in central area near all of these cities might allow for the furtherance of the Gospel and growth in the Church. It would help build a tight-knit close community of believers near the homes of its workers.
We want to look outward, be more evangelistic in the community.
We are told that our job as Christians is to go ye into all the World (Matthew 28). Therefore, we have developed several programs, and will continue to develop more, that equip our people to complete the great commission locally and soon in foreign lands. We encourage those living in local nursing homes, provide community outreach programs including teaching the Word to our neighbors, and a weekly Bible study to teach and equip local Christians and non Christians while drawing the Church closer together across the Upstate of South Carolina.
We want and pursue a close relationship with each other-We want to be in each others lives
Acts 2:46 Christians were together daily in the beginning. We have set our worship hours a bit different. We still have a morning service at 10:30 am, we still have a bible study, but it takes place instead of afternoon service, and a Wednesday evening service at 7:00 P.M. We chose to have an afternoon Bible study at 1:00 pm on Sundays to allow us to eat together as a family and know each other as God wants us to. We want to be close together, and having this meal, allows us the time to find out more about each other. Also, the schedule allows us to reach out to each other and the community on Sunday afternoons. We plan community outreach, service projects, chances to encourage other congregations through attendance, and other opportunities to get together with one other in the evenings. The bonds we create help us be closer to one another and continually pursuing Christ together. We address the needs of the Christians and the people in our communities while still following the biblical pattern of the first century.
Describe your congregation? First, we believe that we should love the Lord our God with all of our heart, all of our soul, and all of our mind and love our neighbor as ourselves. Second, we love one another. It is our desire that when you come to visit, that you see our Love for God, for each other and for you. We hope you feel it, hear it when we sing and see it when we study the Word of God. Our desire is that our congregation is welcoming, a place that you would want to raise a family, and a place that we can grow together as Christians.
If you want to know more about what we believe, you can read about what we believe under the Visitor’s link on the main page. If you want to see our history of growth since we began this endeavor, please visit our about page.