Our Church

 

Carters Chapel was organized in 1947. We actually started out as a group of diverse individuals meeting in homes for weekly prayer meetings. The group soon grew large enough to require a larger facility than was available in their living rooms. Mr. Joseph Henry Carter, of Wyatt Avenue prepared his barn for the meetings. Walls of the stalls were removed and benches and chairs were placed on the sawdust floor. There was no heat other than the spirit of the lord. The group soon received a property donation from Mary and Jerry McGuire and began construction of a new church.

 

Over time, the church acquired the rear property for parking and the house next door to serve as an annex. With the mind to grow, our Church continues to expand. During 2002 the Church added a multipurpose facility to the annex improving the kitchen, restrooms and the Sunday Schools rooms.

 

Our Ministries 

It is our desire to worship god in truth and sprit, serve him and win others to Christ.  We are a family oriented church comprised of all ages and backgrounds and encourage you to become a part of our family.  

Our worship and activities are directed to God and for his glory. Faith in God and prayer to God through Jesus Christ are promoted and practiced.  We encourage everyone to read Godís word and seek Godís will in their lives. 

Preaching and Prayer 

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached every Sunday morning and evening.  In addition, we hold revivals in the spring and fall of the year. An integral part of our worship is prayer.  Each person is encouraged to pray daily and for one another.

 

Out Reach 

The church supports foreign missions within the denomination. In addition, Home missions are an emphasis as the church regularly reaches out within our community The Katherine Ockerman Missionary Circle (KOMC) is comprised of mission minded women supporting foreign and home missions.  The Brotherhood is comprised of men and boys.  It is referred to as ďMen in MissionsĒ or ďMen in ActionĒ.  The youth of our church meet regularly promoting fellowship and encouraging outreach. 

Fellowship 

The church believes in building strong relationships and promoting the fellowship of believers.  Each month the church celebrates birthdays and anniversaries with a Sunday evening meal.  Also, throughout the year various opportunities to fellowship as a church are organized. 

Education 

There are Sunday School Classes for all ages.  Vacation Bible School meets during the summer.

 

Praise/Prayer 

We encourage all to tell others of your salvation experience and how God has blessed your life.  Frequently we have services devoted entirely to singing, praising and testifying of Godís goodness in our lives. You are more than welcome to raise your hands to the lord, say Amen or Shout His glory!

 

 

Our Statements of Faith 

I.             God 

We believe that there is only one true, living and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

II.               The Bible 

We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Old and New Testament; the inspired and infallible Word of God and therein is found the only reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.

  III.           Man 

We believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through obedience, and that when man disobeyed; he became a fallen and sinful creature, unable to save himself.  We believe that infants are in the covenant of Godís grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of moral responsibility. 

IV.           Salvation 

We believe that Salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification and redemption) had been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension, and intercessions) of Jesus Christ, and that this Salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

  V.              Assurance and Endurance 

We believe that those who abide in Christ have the assurance of salvation.  However, we believe that the Christian retains his freedom of choice; therefore, it is possible for him to turn away from God and be finally lost.

 VI.           Christian Duties 

We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance, showing loving kindness giving as God prospers, and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God.

 VII.       The Church 

We believe that the Church Universal is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and that its members have been called out from the world to come under the dominion and the authority of Christ, its head.  We believe that a local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ, voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture, and service.

 VIII.    Ordinances 

We believe that Baptism and the Lordís Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only.  We also believe that the Biblical mode of baptism is immersion and that participation in the Lordís Supper should be open to all Christians, (Note: Several associations and local churches recognize feet washing as an ordinance. We believe that this should be left to individual and that neither the practice nor the non-practice of it should be any bar to fellowship, either in the church, the local Association, the Presbytery, or the General Association).

 IX.           The Lordís Day  

We believe in the sanctity of the Lordís Day, the first day of the week, and that this day ought to be observed by worshipping God, Witnessing for Christ, and ministering to the needs of humanity.  We believe that secular work on Sunday should be limited to cases of necessity or mercy.

 X.              Last Things 

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and the bodily resurrection of the dead.  We believe that God will judge all mankind by Jesus Christ: that He will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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