Our Faith

The Florence Christian Church exists to bring people to Jesus and membership in His family,
develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the Church
and life mission in the world, in order to magnify God's name.

The Florence Christian Church is an independent, Bible-based church.  Since we are not part of a denomination, we are free to select our leaders, set our course, and establish our beliefs according to God's guidance from his unerring Word.  Even though our church members have diverse religious backgrounds, we have agreed to unite under the authority and instruction of the Bible, rather than remain separated by opinion or tradition.  This plan for unity seems best summed up in the statement, "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love."

  • We believe in the Trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
     
  • We believe that Jesus is the one and only living Son of God and our Savior.  Through his life, death, burial, and resurrection, God provides us eternal life.
     
  • We observe the practice of baptizing the repentant believer by water immersion.
     
  • We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
     
  • We celebrate the Lord's Supper each Sunday.  By partaking of the bread and cup, we remember our Lord's sacrifice for us.  Communion is open to all believers.
     
  • All are invited to join our membership, who have been baptized into Christ.

We do not claim to be the only Christians, but we are determined to be Christians only.  We hope you will join us in this endeavor.