Labels are important. They give identity, reveal
character, and offer a sense of security in the presence of
multiple options. Churches bearing the "Bible" label
present a positive worship opportunity in a day of spiritual
uncertainty. However, not all "Bible" churches have
Bible in their name.
Bible churches identify themselves with the conservative movement
within Christianity. They align themselves with high standards
of morality and ethics that are taken from the Bible. Bible churches
consistently teach the Word of God to a world in need.
In the midst of the shifting sands of popular opinion, the Word
of God provides personal, spiritual stability. Bible churches
seek to measure the experiences of life by God's standard as revealed
in the Bible. Thus, it is God's Word that is the core of preaching
in Bible churches whether on Sundays, at funerals, or at socials.
Bible doctrine is the strength of Bible churches.
Bible churches are self-supporting. While often involved in the
fellowship offered in IFCA International, Bible churches remain
independent, self-determining and self-supporting organizations.
Following biblical examples, congregations are encouraged to give
voluntarily, systematically, and proportionally. Such giving supports
both local ministry and mission programs reaching around the world.
Bible churches are organized churches often developed from a Bible
study. Each church determines its own organization and government.
There is no denominational structure to bring outside interference
or control. Bible churches find identity with others through fellowships
such as IFCA International.
Bible churches are balanced churches. They adhere to the fundamentals
of faith while addressing contemporary issues. They want to honor
God by living according to the Bible. They utilize the strengths
of biblical doctrine in the shaping of a social consciousness
and sensitivity. Vital doctrines in the heart lead to valid experiences
Bible churches are not perfect churches but a fellowship of churches
committed to God and to one another. They love the Lord; therefore,
they love all who belong to Him. You are invited to consider attending
the worship services of a local Bible church.
For more information about IFCA International:
PO. Box 810
Grandville, MI 49468-0810