David and his wife Laura have been with us since the beginning of January 2005. David loves the Lord and is excited about the family focused ministry in Fairbanks that is truly unique. You can contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 460-4345.
We believe that God has revealed to us all that we need to know in order to live life here on earth and be pleasing to Him! (2 Peter 1:3) As Bible believing Christians we strive to worship God in spirit and in truth. (John 4:20-24) God does not simply care about what we do, but also the way we do it. There are several aspects of worship in the New Testament that we pattern our worship after. (Philippians 3:17)
Many people’s first observations when visiting our church is that there are no instruments to accompany our singing. This of course does not mean that we do not have music! Rather, we worship God in simplicity, singing as the 1st century Christians did: acappella. We believe that our music must be educational, edifying and full of gratitude to God. (Colossians 3:16) To facilitate our songs we have hymnals located in the back of the pews, and a PowerPoint on the screen at the front of the auditorium.
Many Churches today only partake of communion once or twice a year, but the New Testament church met to break bread together every week. (Acts 20:7) In fact, it could be argued that communion is the primary purpose for Christian gathering. We are a forgetful people and the Lord has made His supper a weekly reminder of His body and blood which was given for us. (Luke 22:19-20)
We have a large time set aside in our service for the reading of God’s word and a sermon to expound on it. Because the Bible is our only rule for life and conduct, we feel it is important to spend a good amount of time considering the teachings of scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We cannot truly worship if we do not address our Creator. Prayer is a time for us to praise God for His very nature and being, confess our transgressions and plead for forgiveness, thank Him for His bountiful blessings toward us and petition Him for our needs. He stands ready to answer our prayers if only we’ll ask! (Matthew 7:7, James 4:2) You may notice that some of the women in our congregation cover their heads with a hat or scarf and others keep their hair long. They do so out of a conviction derived from scripture. (1 Corinthians 11:1-16.) This conviction, however, is not held by everyone within the congregation but we worship in unity just the same. Each household is encouraged to study the word for themselves and be gracious to all others. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
We believe that as God’s people we are required to give monetarily to the needs of His church. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2) Giving is as much a part of our worship as praise, prayer and preaching. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
All aspects of our worship are directed by men. This is not because we think men are better than women but because God has assigned men and women different roles. (1 Timothy 2:8, 12) There are many scriptures that address the leadership of men both in the church and the home. (Ephesians 5:25; 6:4) The New Testament has outlined three different offices of men who serve in His church: Elders, Deacons and Evangelists. (1 Timothy 3 1-13, 2 Timothy 4:5) Elders (also called shepherds or pastors) are responsible for providing the spiritual leadership for the congregation. At this time, we have four elders. Deacons are simply servants; men who serve the congregation. We currently have six men serving as deacons. Our preacher/evangelist teaches the Word, visits the sick and ministers to the congregation in a variety of ways.
If we can minister to you in any way please let us know. Send us an e-mail with your prayer requests, or call us to be added to our weekly prayer list. If you stop by, we would gladly pray with you in person.