About

The Melbourne church believes that God wants to bring what’s up in heaven down to this earth.

The Lord’s Prayer begins, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” That’s the good news that we want to share with the world. God wants the lifestyle of heaven to become the lifestyle of this world. This occurs when God’s Spirit is at work within us.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:22-25)

So we model and teach the way of Jesus as The Way. We invite you to join us on the journey.

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What We Believe

In essentials, we have unity:
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6

In non-essentials, we have liberty:
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…stop passing judgment on one another…each of us will give an account of himself to God… so whatever you believe about these things [non-essentials] keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1,13, 22

In all things, we show love:
“…If I have faith to move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all…” I Corinthians 13:3

Although we do not have a formal “creed”, here are some Biblical truths we believe are foundational for our unity in Christ:

We Believe Jesus Christ is the head of His body (Ephesians 1:22-23) and that authority for life and doctrine rests in Him (Hebrews 1:1-14).

We Believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. We accept the Old Testament writings as the history of God’s dealings with His people, preparing the world for His presence in the person of His Son, Jesus. We also accept the New Testament, in conjunction with revelations recorded in the Old Testament, as the sole authoritative source of information concerning the will of God manifested in the person, life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

We Believe there is one, true God who is the creator of the heavens and the earth. God is eternally existent in three personalities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We Believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death on the cross, bodily resurrection, bodily ascension into heaven, and His personal return once again in power and glory.

We Believe that salvation cannot be gained by human effort, but only through God’s grace in the redemption He provided in Jesus Christ, a redemption which is responded to by faith and which leads to a life devoted to obeying God.

We Believe in the practices authorized for the Church family in the New Testament, namely Baptism (immersion in water) and the Lord’s Supper. Immersion, as commanded and exemplified in the New Testament, is a burial in water with Christ and resurrection to a new life with Him in the Spirit (Romans 6:3-4). The Scriptures record that the early Church frequently observed the Lord’s Supper as instructed by Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 2:42; 20:7). We share in communion each Sunday.

We Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for service and seals them unto the day of redemption.

We Believe in the resurrection and transformation unto life of those who have their hope in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:35-57).

We Believe that all who by faith are baptized into Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual Body of which Christ is the head. The purpose of Christ’s spiritual body is to glorify God by building its members up in the faith, by instruction of the word, by fellowship, and by advancing and communicating the good news of the Kingdom of God to the entire world.

We Believe that we should cooperate in all possible ways in God’s work with our fellow believers, being patient with one another in our differences.

Elders

Mike Lovelace
Don Nickens
Calvin Potts
Pat Seamon
Gary Canup
Don Hall

Ministry Staff

Pulpit Minister-Steve Puckett
Youth Minister – Walter Pierce
Children’s MinisterChrista Pierce
Church Secretary-Cheri Tate
Financial Secretary-Linda Hounschell

If you would like to know more about us, what we believe, or our leadership please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.