“…If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Within each person’s heart
People try to fill this thirst with all kinds of things, but only one can truly satisfy: Jesus Christ. At Beverly Community Church, our desire is to help people have that thirst quenched through knowing Jesus and to help them experience the joy it is to live for Him.
Mission Statement & Purpose
It is the purpose of this church to meet together as a body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ; to regularly meet for worship; to observe the Christian Ordinances of Baptism & the Lord’s Supper; to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Savior of the world; to further the cause of missions at home and abroad; to maintain a ministry of instruction to our children, youth & adults; to be good witnesses for Christ, and faithful stewards of God’s Word; and to faithfully carry this Covenant (Constitution).
What we Believe
As an assembled body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Beverly Community Church believes it is necessary to define and declare what the Word of God (the Holy Bible) teaches on vital areas of doctrine. Therefore, as a church body, we believe in the following Doctrines of Scripture from the Holy Bible:
The Authority of Scripture
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. II Tim.3:16,17; II Pet. 1:9-21; Ps. 119:160.
The Tri-Unity of the Godhead
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Gen. 1:1 & 26; Isa. 6:8; 9:6; John 1:1-3; 10:34-38; I Cor. 12:4-6; II Cor. 13:14; I Pet. 1:2; Rev. 1:8 & 11; 4:8; Col. 1:15;Heb. 1:11.
The Deity & Humanity of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where, at the right and of the Majesty on High, is now our High Priest and Advocate. Luke 1:35; Mat. 1:18-25; John 1:1 & 14; I Cor. 12:3; Phil. 2:6-10; Gal. 4:4-5.
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. John 3:5; 14:16 & 17; 15:8; Romans 8:9; I Cor. 12:13; II Cor. 3:18; Eph 1:13.
The Fall of the Human Race
1) We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin, and is therefore lost, possessing a fallen nature, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. Gen. 1:27; 3:6; Ps 51:5; Rom. 3:23; 5:12 & 19; Gal. 3:11; and, further — 2) We believe that those born again possess two natures and that they may be victorious over the old nature through the power of Christ, but they cannot eradicate that old nature, until we are with the Lord Jesus Christ in glory and we put off that which is mortal, and put on that which is immortal. I Cor. 15:51-54; Rom. 6:13; 8:12 & 13; Gal. 5:16-24; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:10; I Pet. 1:14-16; I John 3:5-9.
The Blood Atonement & Resurrection of Jesus Christ
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provided the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God. John 3:3 & 6-8; Acts 16:30-33; Rom. 6:23; II Cor. 5: 17; Heb. 9:7-25; CoI. 2:13; Isa. 53:11; Zech. 13:1; Rom. 8:1; 5:1.
The Observance of the Lord's Supper & the Practice of Water Baptism
We believe that the Lord’s Supper and Water Baptism are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. Acts 8:26-29; John 3:23; Rom. 6:3-5; Matt. 3:16; Co1. 2:12; I Cor. 11:23-28.
We believe that the Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which, He is the head. Matt. 16:18; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:3.
The Local Church
1) We believe that only those who are thus members of this universal body of believers shall be eligible for membership in the local church. Matt. 13:19 & 38; 25:34; Luke 12:32; Co1. 1:13; James 2:5; II Pet.1:11; Matt. 6:33. — 2) We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and the Head of the Church, and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs. Acts 2:41-42; I Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:11; Acts 20:17-28; Col. l:18; Eph. 5:23-24.
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the personal, imminent and premillennial coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. Acts 1:11; I Thes. 4:13-17; John 14:1-6; I Cor. 15:20 ff; I Cor. 15:51- 54; Matt. 25:34; Rev. 19:6-10; 22:5.
The Bodily Resurrection of the Dead
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment. I Thes. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:42-44 & 52; John 20:27; Rev. 20:11-15.
The Existence & Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan or the Devil, was created by God as an angel, but through pride & rebellion became the enemy of His Creator; that Satan became the unholy god of his age and the ruler of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. Job 1:6 & 7; Matt.4:1-11; II Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10.
The Separation of Believers
1) We believe in the personal separation of all believers from worldly & sinful practices; and — 2) We believe that as a church body we are to be separated from all ecumenical organizations that promote the uniting together of an one world (ecumenical) church.