THE ESSENTIALS WE PRACTICE
Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, Heartland Christian feels strongly about the following four practices:
1. BIBLE AS OUR FINAL AUTHORITY | 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Since God's Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is "What does the Bible say?" We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
2. PRIESTHOOD OF EVERY BELIEVER | Revelation 1:5-6; 1 Peter 2:9
The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to "full-time" Christian service, regardless of his/her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging him/her to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading.
3. SPIRIT-LED LIVING | John 15:5
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God's power within us. So we seek to practice daily dependence on God's Spirit to enable us to do what is right.
4. TELLING OTHERS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST | 1 Peter 3:15
It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom God brings us into contact. When skeptical questions are asked, each Christian should be able to give answers concerning the hope they have in Christ. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.