At Countryside we do four things.
Make a Difference
The Association of Related Churches (ARC) is an organization of pastors and churches that focuses on building strong relationships between pastors and ministry leaders. The ARC is available to encourage, provide guidance, and help with ministry development for pastors across the U.S.
The goal of the ARC is to develop and share human and ministry resources to assist in church planting and growth, and to provide wisdom and guidance at no cost to the member churches. Offering counseling with pastors and their wives and staff on a needs basis is also a function of the ARC.
What We Believe
1. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.
2. There is only one God, and He exists as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, lived on the earth, died on a cross, and rose from the dead. He is the only hope for reconciliation between God and man.
- John 3:16
- John 14:6
- Romans 10:9
- Ephesians 2:8-10
4. The Bible is God’s Word and is the source of truth, standards, and guidelines for living for all mankind.
- Hebrews 4:12
- 2 Timothy 3:16
- 2 Peter 1:20-21
5. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today. The Holy Sprit is active in the church and in the lives of mankind. The baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to bring power and encouragement to every believer.
- John 7:37-39
- John 16:5-14
- Acts 2:1-13
- 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
6. God wants us to be holy as He is holy. Although we will never attain perfection here on earth, after salvation God begins the process of sanctification, where he makes us more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ. This is hard work but should be the goal of every new believer.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4,7
- 1 John 1:8
- Philippians 2:12
- Romans 6:6
7. Jesus Christ will return at any time to take to heaven all that believe in Him.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:1
- Acts 1:11
- Hebrews 9:28