Who we are

We are a mid-size, non-denominational Christian church with about 200 members. We were founded on January 27, 1946 by a group of believers who wanted a place to worship in their community. Initially meeting in homes and the town hall, we found a permanent home in August 1949 upon the completion of our own building at the corner of Schneider and Lincoln Streets in Highland, Indiana. We have expanded our building several times, but continue to worship in the same location.
 
Our current church family represents a large range of ages, from newborn to elderly. We also represent a variety of family situations, including single, single parents, married couples, families with young children, families with older children, and widows/widowers. We are a close-knit family, but are always excited about welcoming new people to our family. Our pastor is Randy Harrison.
 
We are a fellowship of Christians committed by faith to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We confess Him alone as the Sovereign Head of the Church.
 
Our only authoritative guide in matters of faith, doctrine, and practice is the Holy Bible, which we accept as the Word of God. Only what the Bible requires for salvation do we teach as essential for membership in the Church. What makes one a Christian also makes one a member of the Body of Christ.
 
We have no denominational ties with any organization or group, local, state or national. We are a free people in Christ, responsibly governing our own affairs in obedience to the Scriptures. We do have fellowship with all who confess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, and are happy to acknowledge them as brethren in the Lord.
 
As the Scriptures teach that there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism,” so we teach and practice. We invite all who share this simple faith in Jesus to join hands with us in His splendid service.
 
We encourage you to explore more about our church family and invite you to join us in God’s work.
 

What we teach

Preaching Christ crucified, risen and coming again!
 
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, and it is our unwavering conviction that the Bible is the infallible Word of God (John 1:1; II Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore, we have no creed but Christ, and no statement of faith but the Bible. This congregation wears Christ’s name only (Acts 4:12, 11:26).
 
We believe in the Bible as the inspired word of God and has endeavored to follow the faith, doctrine, and practice of the church as revealed in the New Testament.
 
We accept Christ as the divine Son of God, as the Head of His Church, and Master over our lives.
 
We seek fellowship with all who believe in Christ as the Son of God and have strived to obey His commands as set forth in the Scriptures.
 
Our aim is to restore the church of the New Testament as it was in the days of Christ’s apostles (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2; Ephesians 5:25-27). It is our conviction that all denominations can become one great church by going back to that church which Christ established, allowing Jesus and the Word of God to take the place of all human creeds and traditions (John 17:20-12; Ephesians 4:4-6, 11-13). Above all we desire to bring the lost souls to the great salvation in Jesus Christ by proclaiming His Gospel and its plan of salvation (Atonement – John 3:16; Faith – Hebrews 11:1; Repentance – Acts 3:19; Confession of Christ – Matthew 10-32; Christian immersion – Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4, I Peter 3:21, Galatians 2:27; Christian living – Revelations 2:10).
 
Our program is spiritual. We strive to make every church activity completely Christ-centered. Our program is social – the only way that society can be saved is by the salvation of those who make it up. Soul-winning is our business. Our program is world wide. We believe in a strong Christ-centered missionary program both at home and abroad (Matthew 28:19-20). We, like the church at Antioch, would have a direct part in world missions (Acts 13:1-3)
 
Steps to becoming a Christian
 
Believe in Christ. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved.” Acts 16:31. Read also Mark 16:16, John 3:16-19, and John 20:31.
 
Repent of your sins. “I tell you … except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3. Read also Acts 2:38 and Acts 11:18
 
Confess faith in Christ. “Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father
which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33. Read also Romans 10:9-10, Matthew 16:16, and Acts 8:37
 
Be buried with Christ in Christian baptism. “Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should walk in the newness of life.” Romans 6:4. Read also I Peter 2:19-21 and John 3:1-15.
 
For more information on becoming a Christian, read the book of Acts.
 
Steps to growing in Christ
 
Study the Word. II Timothy 3:15-17.
 
Pray without ceasing. Luke 21:36, Matthew 6:9-15.
 
Keep your appointment at the Lord’s table, in the Lord’s house, each Lord’s day. Acts 2:42, I Corinthians 11:23-26, Hebrews 10:25, and Acts 20:7