Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the seven following practices:
The Bible is Our Sole Authority
Since Godís 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 ďwhat does the Bible say?Ē We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Autonomy of Each Local Church
Christ is recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious organization. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing and independent from any denominational control. One of our core values is that while we are Christians only, we are not the only Christians.
The Priesthood of Every Believer
The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to "full-time" Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and the reading and listening to Godís Word. Since Godís 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 ďwhat does the Bible say?Ē We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
1 Peter 2:9
Tithes and Offerings
At Comstock we practice tithing for the support of Christís Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving at least ten percent of our income is a very Biblical standard of giving.
Baptism by Immersion
We practice baptism by immersion in water. This is the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.
Weekly Observance of Lordís Supper
We observe the Lordís Supper every week (Acts 20:7) in remembrance of our Lord giving His body and pouring out His blood for us.
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by Godís power within us. So we seek to practice a daily dependence on Godís Spirit to enable us to do what is right (Philippians 2:13 and Ephesians 5:18).
Equipped for Evangelism.
It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those God brings us into contact with. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.
1 Peter 3:15