Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with our community, reaching others one life at a time.
"God calls the unqualified and qualifies the called." Our story begins with one very introverted woman and God's call to her to start a Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Carolina.
There was of course the requisite, 'who? me? No no, you must be thinking of someone else. There are so many others that would be better at this than me.' There was denial, excuses, stalling, and a bit more denial. But God picks those of us that can't to further his own glory. Because no matter what we can't do, He can.
We started in her home. As small as three of us a week, worshiping the Lord. We took comfort in Mathew 18:20, knowing He was with us, listening to our prayers and praises. After some time we were blessed with a rented space to worship in every Sabbath. From there we've been slowly growing at His pace.
We pray for the right people to come to us at the right time and God provides. Those that have walked through our doors and become family range from the spiritually immature to the seasoned evangelical.
We're still small, just a plant really. But we are family in Christ. Our size doesn't effect our ability to praise and worship our almighty father in heaven. Besides, we may be at the end of this little blurb, but it's just the beginning of our story.
Having been inspired by the Grace of God to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and believing that we must obey His commands in response to His love towards us, we do now, in the presence of God, solemnly covenant with each other.
We will walk together in brotherly love (1), care for and encourage each other, and participate in each other’s joys and with sympathy bear each other’s burdens and sorrows (2). Using the Word of God as our guide, we will teach, council and disciple each other (3). We will cheerfully support the financial needs of our church in order to spread the Good News of the saving grace of Jesus Christ (4) and joyfully gather for worship together on the Sabbath (5). And, as God gives us the strength, we will always seek to live our lives as a positive example and witness to others (6).
1) 1 Peter 2:17
2) Romans 12:15 and 16
3) Matthew 18:15-17
4) Matthew 6:19-21 and Luke 6:38
5) Exodus 20:8 and Romans 12:1
6) Colossians 3:12-14 and Romans 12:2
Have you ever thought about how every person has some sort of relationship with God? Some are turned away, some are close and near. Some are seeking, others are pushing away, striving to prove themselves instead. This Church is meant to be a safe place to come explore your relationship with God. Who He is, what He wants for you, what He has already done for you. A place where you can encounter Him. The maker and creator of the world. A place where we learn, pray, and grow together, and then out of that growth reach our community. To live to love and help others. To be the hands and feet of Jesus. To help those in our own worlds to connect to God and discover for themselves who He is. As we continue to grow we will pursue truth, righteousness, faithfulness, peace, and love, perpetuating the hope that we have found in Christ Jesus by being the light and salt to our community in such a way as to bring revival to our land.
We invite you to come, encounter the living God. The one and only true God. The maker of heaven and Earth.
Supported and guided by our parent church Shepherd's Fold