Who are we?
We are a body of believers who seek to use the Bible as our only rule of faith and practice. Our goal is to be simple New Testament Christians. We are not a "new Church" or a "new movement" rather, in this modern age, we seek to an attempt to restore the original church established in A.D. 30.
What do we believe?
We are an autonomous congregation and there is no central headquarters that controls us. We are overseen by a plurality of elders based on the biblical principles found in 1 Timothy 3:1-8. They are our shepherds and are responsible for the spiritual growth and maturity of that congregation. There is no earthly authority superior to the elders of the local congregation.
The Bible alone is sufficient, and the only guide authorized by Christ, for Christians to use determine matters of faith and practice. At Echo Meadows, the Bible is studied by all the members with the goal of finding out how we as individuals and as a congregation can best be faithful to the word of God. In the Bible, about a God who loves us and has graciously provided guidance and wisdom concerning every spiritual and human situation. When His directions are followed, we can and will live abundant lives.
In keeping with the New Testament teachings about worship (Ephesians 5:19), we sing without instruments (acapella singing). We do not dislike musical instruments, rather, we have committed ourselves to following God's command to worship without them an example set by the church of the New Testament.
Several times during our worship service someone will get up to lead the congregation in prayer. During this time some of the things We will spend time praying for are the sick, God's blessings in our lives, and our community.
A central event in our Sunday's assembly worship together is the partaking of the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:7). In this act, we proclaim our faith that His death was for our sins and our confidence that He will come again and take us home.
Every week one of our ministers delivers a Bible-based message to the congregation.
Also on the first day of each week, members of this congregation make monetary gifts as they have prospered financially so the good works of the church can continue to God's glory (I Corinthians 16:2). There is no set amount that someone should give rather it should be based on how much they feel they can give to the Lord. Visitors are neither urged nor expected to contribute.
We would like to assist you further in your personal quest to learn about and serve God. If you indicate your interest, we have members ready and anxious to study God's Word with you. Our only motivation is to share with more people His Love and Glory, so that more may share in His blessings