WHAT WE BELIEVE
The First Christian Church of Gravette is an independent, non-denominational church. As such we believe and practice the following:
We claim no Creed but Christ and have no headquarters but Heaven.
We believe the Bible to be divinely inspired, in-errant and infallible. Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.
In essentials we believe in unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love. We are not the only Christians, but rather we are “Christians only”.
We practice communion weekly as did the first Church (Acts 2:42). We invite all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to join us.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, born of virgin and sinless. We believe that He died on the cross for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day and is coming again one day.
We believe in the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We practice water baptism by immersion, and such baptism is symbolic of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:1-4). A believer’s salvation is secured by Christ alone (John 10:27-28).
We believe salvation to be a free gift, bestowed by God’s grace and received through faith in Jesus Christ who died for our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
The Church is the bride of Christ and the body of Christ. The purpose of the church on earth is to fulfill the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
Our leadership consists of elders, who are called by God and confirmed by the Congregation. The elders direct the affairs of the church, shepherd the flock and guide through the Holy Scriptures.
Membership at the First Christian Church consists of those who have expressed a desire to become part of our fellowship, having met the requirements laid out in the Word of God for salvation. Becoming a member does not make you a member of Christ’s Church; that is achieved at your conversion. Being a member simply gives you voting privileges in our elections and an equal voice as part of the membership and congregation.