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Here at Jacob Chapel, we are committed to being Bible based, Christ-Centered, Holy Spirit-Led, and Mission-bound. We stand firm under the Four Pillars of Doctrine, Stewardship, Fellowship, and Evangelism. Upon entering our doors, every soul is encouraged to Get Right, Get In, and Get Active!

...::: With regard to our Doctrinal Stance, we affirm our belief in the following:

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired. It is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal, plenary inspiration; and that it is a divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.

We believe that God exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God.

We believe God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that creation was by divine command.

We believe God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners.

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life; He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin, through his sacrificial death and shed blood, and has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Men are saved and justified on the simple and single ground of His shed blood.

We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ, with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new nature, and its hope of eternal life—is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership or man’s effort and is of pure grace.

We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father.

We believe that all who receive Christ become joint heirs with Him, and at death, their spirits and souls depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness.

We believe that at rapture, their bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell forever in His divine presence.

We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to become a disciple of Christ by growing toward spiritual maturity through the knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God and submission to the Holy Spirit, who indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation.

We believe that every true Christian is to be a dynamic part of a local church since this is God’s primary context for spiritual development and community impact.

We believe in water baptism by emersion. Any person who has accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will be welcomed into the fold as a candidate for baptism. Although baptism itself does not save the sinner, we believe that baptism identifies us with the Savior, thus every Christian should take advantage of that opportunity as soon as possible. After a series of lessons on what baptism really means is and what it represents, that individual will then be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the dedication of babies as opposed to the "blessing" or baptism of babies. Children are a gift and an assignment from the Lord. We believe in dedicating their lives back to the Lord who gave them. And at some point, with training from parents and the church community, that child will one day accept Christ for themselves and be baptized on their own profession of faith. Until such time, children WILL BE allowed to participate in all church ministry activities for youth, with the exception of Holy Communion.

We believe in marriage as defined by the Holy Bible. It is a covenant relationship between God, one man, and one woman. This is the only type of covenant that the church will acknowledge and honor, and the only type of ceremony that the Pastor of this church will perform.