What We Believe

Our Mission

The mission of Union Grove Christian Church is to introduce people to the love of God, to inspire them to follow Jesus, and to impact for Christ the world around us. At Union Grove we are committed to fulfill what Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19-20 to, “Go… make disciples… baptizing them…teaching them…”

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible is the only adequate and authoritative guide for living the Christian life. The Bible, therefore, is the central focus of the preaching and teaching ministries at Union Grove. The following summary belief statements are designed to help you become better acquainted with the Biblical teaching you will encounter at Union Grove.

+ About God

We believe there is only one God. God eternally exists as three persons — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each of these three distinct persons, of what is known as the Godhead, are fully God; all of God’s attributes are true of each person and together they are one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:6; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 3:16-17)

+ About the Church

We believe the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head and as such has all authority over it. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving and serving Him in all we do. (1 Corinthians 12:12; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 1:12, 22-23; Colossians 1:18, 3:17)

+ About the Christian Life

We believe every Christian should live focused on the will of God in a way characterized by sacrificial service for Him. Through faithfulness to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should strive to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 2:6-7; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

+ About Worship

We believe the only proper object of our worship is God. Therefore, our worship services are designed to honor, glorify and please Him. Our worship service is patterned after the practices of the early church, emphasizing the teaching of Jesus’ apostles, the fellowship of the local church body, the breaking of the bread (i.e., communion or Lord’s Supper) and prayer. (Acts 2:42; John 4:24)

+ About the Scriptures

We believe that together the 66 books of the Bible are the completed, inspired, infallible Word of God; it is God’s revelation about Himself to man. It is historically accurate and internally consistent centered upon one theme — the story of the redemption of sinful man through Jesus Christ, God’s Son. The Bible is sufficient for all of Christian life and practices and is the final authority for every thing we do in life. (Jude 1:3; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12; Titus 1:2-3) 

+ About Man

We believe man was the pinnacle of God’s creation, created in the image of God to have intimate fellowship with Him. Sadly, however, man became alienated from God through sinful disobedience. Having fallen, as a direct result of sin, man is incapable of reconciling himself to God through his own effort… only by God’s grace can man be reconciled to God. (Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Colossians 1:19-22)

+ About Salvation

We believe the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on Calvary’s cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation occurs when individuals place their faith in Christ, accepting and fully trusting His death and resurrection as sufficient payment for their sins. When a believing, repentant individual is baptized (immersed in water) God forgives their sin and gives them the indwelling gift of His Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:37-38; Mark 16:16; Colossians 1:20-22; John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 5:6-9, 6:23; 1 Peter 1:3)