Ellettsville Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational fellowship of believers who seek to follow Jesus.
Building a community of believers that loves God and those around us
This overarching statement summarizes the calling God has given His church. It is taken directly from two simple yet profound teachings of Jesus Christ:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19–20 NIV)
To be a community where we all connect, grow, and serve in Christ
As followers of Jesus, we are called to:
We share a common heritage with about 5,000 churches worldwide known as the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. The principle of this movement is to restore today's church life as dictated by the teachings of the New Testament. Although we exist apart from any external authority or control, we do participate with other churches in many projects and programs that exalt Jesus Christ and spread the Gospel.
We believe in one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:2 Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8–9 John 1:1; 4:24; 14:9, 16–20 James 1:17 2 Peter 1:21
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
Genesis 1:1 Acts 17:24–28 Hebrews 11:3
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son, our one and only Savior, who was born both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life, who suffered and was crucified, who died and was buried, and who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, and who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.
John 1:14; 3:16; 14:1–3; 19:19; 20:24–29 1 John 1:1; 4:9 2 Peter 3:18 Matthew 1:18; 21:11; 24:36–42 Luke 1:26–38; 22:69; 23:1––24:8 Romans 5:15–17 Colossians 2:9; 3:1 1 Corinthians 15:3–8 Acts 1:1–11; 10:39–42 1 Peter 4:5
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is a personal and active part of the triune God, and who indwells every Christian.
John 16:5–15 Acts 1:7–8 Romans 8:26–27 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19 2 Timothy 1:14
We believe the Bible is God's Word, inspired in the original writings of the Scripture, and therefore completely trustworthy in all its parts.
John 14:26; 16:12–15 Acts 1:16 1 Corinthians 2:12–13 2 Timothy 3:14–16 2 Peter 1:20–21
We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
Isaiah 40:8 Matthew 5:18; 24:35 Romans 15:4 Hebrews 4:12
We believe that people created by God willfully sin against God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:12 Romans 3:23
We believe that salvation—the forgiveness of sins—cannot be earned but is given to us by God's grace only through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 26:28 Romans 5:1–11; 6:23 Ephesians 2:8–10 Hebrews 10:19–22 1 Peter 1:18–19 1 John 1:7
We believe that we must respond to God in faith, believing and confessing the truth about Jesus, turning away (repenting) from sin, trusting Jesus as Savior and Lord, being baptized (immersed) into Christ, and following Christ in trust and obedience.
Ephesians 2:8–9 Matthew 10:32 Romans 6:1–4, 11–23; 10:9–13; 12:1–2 Acts 2:38; 3:19; 17:30 Philippians 2:11
We believe the church of Jesus Christ consists of all Christians everywhere.
Matthew 16:13–18 Acts 2:14–47 Ephesians 1:22–23
We believe in the church's mission: making disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commands.
We believe that those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity with him.
John 3:16; 6:39–40; 11:25–26