Our Beliefs

OUR VISION

Our desire is to be a family of followers of the Lord Jesus who worship, know, serve and enjoy Him;

where we are given opportunities to grow to be like Him, and

we join together to help others connect with a life-changing God,

and have fun doing it.

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our church believes that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and the only way to salvation (a saving and life-transforming relationship with the living God). The Holy Scriptures (the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) are the revealed Word of the Triune God and are the only rule for faith and practice.

WE ARE GOD-CENTERED

We believe that there is one living and true God, existing eternally as Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit, and that this God created all, upholds all, and governs all.  We believe the highest end of life is to know, glorify, and enjoy God forever. 

WE ARE JESUS CENTERED

We believe that Jesus is God the Son who became human, who lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial death for our sins, and rose bodily from death to be Lord of all. He is our Savior, Life-Giver and Lord, and we believe that it is only through God's grace and faith in Jesus that we have forgiveness and a saving, life-transforming relationship with Jesus. We want to know Him, be dedicated followers of Him, and help others to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus for themselves.

WE ARE BIBLE BASED

We believe that the Bible is God's fully inspired Word in written form. It is therefore the only true and definitive standard for what we believe, teach, and do. We want to know it so we can put it into practice, to "do it."

WE ARE BAPTIST AND PRESBYTERIAN

We are one church with two church "families": Baptist and Presbyterian. We officially began in 1909 when the two churches came together as the Coryland Church. People often ask, "How does that work out?" We say, "Really easily"; we draw strength from both Christian "streams of belief", we don't wear "Baptist" or "Presbyterian" hats. The one area we diverge is in the practice of Baptism. We all believe that Baptism points to the death and resurrection of Jesus for our salvation and our faith in Him. Presbyterians practice both Baptism of infants and of believers. Baptists believe it is available for anyone who has accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and is usually administered by immersion. At Coryland Church we practice both ways. 

 

 
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