WHO ARE WE?
Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church is a friendly, multi-generational congregation which averages 550 on a Sunday morning with two services. We stand on the primacy of the Scriptures and the New Birth. We desire and pray for both conversion and transformation in our midst. We are evangelical, reformed, and baptistic. Our worship contains a variety of music styles and congregational participation. Our favorite phrase is “People Matter To God.” We are part of the Bible Fellowship Church (https://www NULL.bfc NULL.org/), a denomination of over sixty churches located throughout the northeastern United States. We have both a doctrinal statement (http://aplaceforyou NULL.org/about/values/) and vision statement (http://aplaceforyou NULL.org/about/purpose/).
The Bible: We believe that a loving God gave us the Bible to give us truth about Himself, meaning, purpose and hope. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Jesus Christ: We believe that God so loved a lost world that he sent Jesus Christ, God the Son, to reveal God’s truth, to die on the cross to pay the perfect penalty for our sin and to rise from the grave. ( 2 Cor. 5:20,21)
The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit draws us to God as we repent of our sinfulness, receive forgiveness and are given peace, empowering us to live a meaningful life. (Romans 8:16,26-30)
Prayer: We believe that prayer glorifies God, calls Him to action and bestows upon us his power and grace for living. (Matt. 6: 9-13)
Spiritual Growth: We believe that God calls his children to a lifelong process of becoming more like Christ in love and purity. (Colossians 1:9-14)
Unity: We believe that individuals in a healthy church love one another even as we celebrate our uniqueness in the church family. (John 13:34-35)
Stewardship: We believe that God gives to each of us resources of time, talents, and treasures to be used to serve others and glorify Him. (Matthew 5:14-16)
By-Laws (http://aplaceforyou NULL.org/upload/ByLaws_approved-2011 NULL.pdf) of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church (PDF)
Articles of Faith (https://www NULL.bfc NULL.org/who-we-are/articles-of-faith/) of the Bible Fellowship Church Denomination
Biblical Principles for Living (https://www NULL.bfc NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Volume_1-Articles_of_Faith-2016 NULL.pdf) of the Bible Fellowship Church Denomination (PDF) (pages 38-69)
PURPOSE & VISION
Our Purpose Is to . . .
Worship God with our whole heart
Build Believers with the Word of God
Reach the Lost with the Good News
Our Vision Is . . .
To be a church where people are transformed by the truth of God’s Word.
To be a community of believers unified in worship, prayer, and service.
To be a fellowship of people who exercise the love of Christ for one another by our caring, sharing, and encouraging.
To be reaching arms for the Gospel through individual evangelism; as well as, collectively through our efforts in counseling, Church planting, and missions.
Our Name Means . . .
Ebenezer – “the Lord is our helper” (1 Samuel 7:12)
Bible – God’s revealed truth
Fellowship – loving one another as a family
Church – called by God to be a family for His glory and our good
Our Worship . . .
We seek to glorify God and edify believers through a contemporary blend of both traditional and modern worship songs emphasizing sound theology and a God-ward focus. We are also committed to expository preaching and the Doctrines of Grace.
“The Gospel is one great figure standing with outstretched arms.” Someone has called John 3:16 “the heart of the Bible.” It is so simple a child can understand it; yet it condenses the deep and marvelous truths of redemption into these few heartfelt words:
“God”- the great and loving Father
“So loved”- so deeply cared about
“The world” – human beings separated from him by their sinfulness
“That He gave”- that he willingly sacrificed
“His only begotten Son” – the greatest Gift he could give
“That whoever”- that he invites all people
“Believes” – to place their trust in Christ’s atoning death on the cross
“In Him” – in the greatest person who ever lived, Jesus Christ
“Should not perish” – who paid the penalty for our sin
“But have everlasting life” – to give us the certainty of eternal life, peace with God, and power for living meaningful lives here
You can have peace with God. In order to do so, you must confess that you have sinned against God, who is holy and pure. You cannot stand before him unless the penalty for your guilt has been paid. Jesus paid it all. Acknowledge Jesus as your Savior who saves you from your sin and ask God to come into your life and be your Lord. This is how we become children of God. This is called the New Birth. We will gladly answer any questions you may have to assist you in your journey back to God. Please feel free to ask for help.
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