About the Scriptures
The Bible is God's unique revelation to all people. We believe the entire Bible (66 books) is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very word of Scripture. It is the best and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God, born of a virgin) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.
There is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
All people are created in God’s image and matter deeply to Him. Central to the message of the Bible is that God loves people, and invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
Apart from Jesus Christ, all people are spiritually lost and, because of sin, deserve the judgment of God. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.
About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. We are all called to love God with all of our heart, all of our mind and all of our soul and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
About the Church
The local church is a congregation of Christ followers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, service, mutual accountability, and community. Through it, followers invest time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission – reaching out to all people and helping them grow into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Countryside Church is an elder (Action Team) governed, staff led congregation that strives to help all Christ followers grow in their relationship with God and help all followers grow in their service to all of God's people.
We are a part of the Wesleyan Church (www.wesleyan.org) and our pastors are licensed/ordained under their spiritual authority. Under them we are a part of the Northwest District of the Wesleyan church, for more info see (www.northwestdistrict.org)
We are aligned in ministry style and philosophy with the Willow Creek Association http://www.willowcreek.com , which is an umbrella organization of churches who are dedicated to compassionately reaching out and helping people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
625 Woodland Drive
Spearfish, SD 57783
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
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