The church of the 21st century faces new challenges in heralding the Gospel. Our vision for ministry within the Beckley community is to provide a worship atmosphere where we encounter God; to offer educational opportunities that challenge us to think critically about faith; to enjoy fellowship with one another in a spirit of Christian love; and, to reach out into our community and share Good News through witness, service, and discipleship.
In an attempt to restore the vital spirit of the New Testament, we emphasize the universal name "Christian," the weekly observance of communion, baptism by immersion upon profession of faith, the plurality of ministry, and priesthood of all believers. While we accept the authority of the Bible, we also believe that "where Scripture speaks we speak, and where Scripture is silent we are silent. Therefore, not attempt is made to dictate interpretation, and "Jesus Christ is Lord" is our only confession. We endeavor to create an atmosphere of Christian love, understanding, cooperation, and unity, where individuals of varying beliefs and background can find genuine fellowship and a spiritual home.