OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of St. Elmo congregation of the Lord’s church is to carry on the mission given to the church you read about in the New Testament. We seek to:
- Glorify and honor God through prescribed worship (John 4:24)
- Preach the gospel of Christ to all the world (Matthew 28:19-20)
- Equip and build up fellow Christians (Ephesians 4:1-17)
- Help the poor and downtrodden (Matthew 25:35-40)
Our Motto is "A Love for People. A Legacy for Christ." We seek to fulfill that motto in everything we do. We love people by our actions and by our words. We love people by trying to share the gospel with them. We also strive to leave a legacy for Christ. This congregation has been in existence for over 100 years. We hope that the things that we do in the present will be a legacy for Christ in the next 100 years or until the Lord returns.
St. Elmo church of Christ confirms its commitment to follow the principles of the church of God’s intent that Jesus built. We speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent. We hold that in matters of faith, unity; in matters of opinion, liberty; in all things, love. The church of the New Testament is the kingdom of God waiting to be presented at the judgment as the pure bride of Christ. We assemble on the first day of the week for Bible study, worship, and fellowship, as was done by the first century church. It is our firm desire to simply be Bible Christians; nothing more and nothing less.
- The Lord God is Sovereign, the Creator of the Universe, and it is our duty to love Him as our Father with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
- Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for the remission of our sins and was resurrected from the tomb, and is seated at the right hand of God in Heaven.
- The Holy Spirit is one in the trinity with God the Father and Jesus the Christ; He is given as a gift after baptism. He is our assurance of eternal life.
- The gospel is the good news concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ; there is salvation in no other.
- Salvation is received through individual obedience to the gospel call by believing that Jesus is God’s only son, repenting of sins, confessing that Jesus is the Christ, being baptized by immersion in water for the forgiveness of sins, and then pursuing a faithful life with Jesus as Lord.
- The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the sole authority given for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be adequately equipped for every good work.