We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church with sovereign authority to rule the Church as He wills (Matthew 28: 18). This true Church must be governed by the structure of spiritual leadership which our Lord has described in His Word. There must be ministers or pastors to preach the Word of God and to administer the sacraments; elders to teach, disciple, guide and correct the flock as the Lord has taught; and deacons to provide comfort to the needy and encouragement to all members to use the gifts God has given them (Belgic Confession Article 30).
We believe that all believers hold the noble calling of Christ to be His prophets, priests, and kings in this age as we exercise our gifts together. As prophets we speak the truth with a heart of love, as priests we serve with the grateful heart of one who has been set free, and as kings we have the authority of sons and daughters of the King!
Our prayer is that you will experience the blessings of church membership and receive with thanksgiving the care that is provided to you by your fellow members and those who labour under the calling to serve you as pastors, elders, and deacons.
Our former pastor has accepted a call to another church, and we are currently searching for a new pastor. In the meantime, you can contact our clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Elders & Deacons
The elders are undershepherds called to govern the church according to the Word of God and to address the spiritual needs of members in the congregation. Our elders continue to carry on the practice of Family Visits (an annual visit of the elders to the homes of our members to discuss matters of faith). They are responsible to judge the preaching on Sundays to ensure that it remains faithful to the Word of God.
The deacons carry out the work of mercy ministry within the congregation and care for the many needs that arise due to illness, unemployment, hardships, and distress. Our deacons also keep up contact with the many outreach & service organizations that we contribute to so that our charitable giving is directed to places of need.
Douwe V. (Chairman)
Bill V.V (Clerk)
Please don't hesitate to get in touch so that we can answer your questions!