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.
that God exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit and that these three are one God.
God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that
creation was by divine command.
God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ
into the world to save sinners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
that all who receive Christ become joint heirs with Him, and
at death, their spirits and souls depart to be with Christ in
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.