Our Church



Welcome To Visitors

To all our visitors, greeting in the matchless name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Our Sunday services starts with our church school at 9:30 a.m. and our morning worship service at 11:00 a.m. at 131 South Poplar street in Ottawa, Kansas.

 We aspire to strengthen each person's confidence and joy in Jesus Christ at every point in their life, and encourage personal and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and active service in our church and community.

Church Motto:  

   They will not seek, they must be sought
      They will not come, they must be brought
   They will not learn, they must be taught

 

Church Covenant
 
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love: to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, and the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religious educate our children: seek the salvation of our kindred and acqaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to just in our dealing, faithful in our engagement, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules or our Savior, to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that, when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.
 
ISalvation and Baptism (John 1:11-12; Matthew 28:19-20)
IIDuties to the church
  • To walk together in Christian love (John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:19-21)
  • To strive for the advancement of the church and promote its prosperity and spirituality (Philippians 1:27; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Peter 3:11)
  • To sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine (Hebrew 10:25; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Jude 3) 
  • To give its pre-eminence in my life (Matthew 6:33)
  •  To contribute cheerfully and regularly (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:6-7)
  •  To carry my membership when I move and be active in the church work wherever I live (Acts 11:19-21; 18:24-28)

III.  Duties in Personal Christian living
  • To maintain family and secret devotions (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18; Acts 17:11)
  • To religiously educate our children (2 Timothy 3:15; Deuteronmy 6:4-7)
  • To seek the salvation of the lost (Acts 1:8; Matthew 4:19; Proverbs 11:30)
  •  To walk circumspectly in the world, and to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagments, and exemplary in our deportment (Ephesians 5:15; Philipians 2:14-15; 1 peter 2:11-12)
  •  To avoid gossip and excessive anger (Ephesians 4:31; 1 Peter 2:21; Colossians 3:8; James 2:14-17)
  •   To abstain from sale or use of liquors (Ephesians 5:18; Habakkuk 2:15)
  •   To be zealous in our efforts for Christ (Titus 2:14)
IV.  Duties to Fellow Members
  • To watch over one another in love (1 Peter 1:22)
  • To pray for one another (James 5:16)
  • To aid one another in sickness and distress (Galatians 6:2; James 2:14-17)
  • To cultivate sympathy and courtesy in speech (1 Peter 3:8)
  • To be slow to take offense, always ready for reconciliation (Ephesians 4:30-32)

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that Christ is God's gift to the world. (John 3:16)
We believe that Christ is God's son. (John 3:16)
We believe in Bible authority. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
We believe in the autonomy of the local church. (Colossians 1:18)
We believe in the priesthood of believers. (1 Peter 2:5)
We believe in  Baptism and Communion. (1 Corinthians 11:23-24; Romans 6:1-5)
We believe in individual soul liberty - your relationship with Christ. (Romans 14:12)
We believe in the separation of Church and State. (Roman 13:1-3)
We believe that Jesus died for our sins. (1 Peter 4:1)
We believe that all who would be saved must believe in Jesus Christ as Savior. (John 3:18)
We believe that God's invitation includes everyone. (Isaiah 55:1)
We believe that salvation comes through God's grace. (Ephesians 2:8, 9)
We believe that justification is obtained through God's mercy. (Ephesians 2:8, 9)
We believe that God is a spirit. (John 4:24)
We believe that God created man in Him image and likeness, good and very good. (Genesis 1:26, 31)
We believe in the resurrection of Christ from the dead. (Matthew 28:2-6)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God. (II Timothy 3:16)
We believe in baptism by immersion. (Matthew 3:13-16)
We believe in baptism as a symbol of death with Christ. (Romans 6:3)
We believe in the second coming of Christ. (Acts 1:11)
We believe that the Lord's Supper to be memorial to the death of Jesus Christ. (Luke 22:19)