Broken Bow
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-About Us-

 

    What We Believe

      The Association

        The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1,100 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 17 nations of the world encompassing nearly 1,000 additional congregations.

      Our Church

        Our Church

        The Evangelical Free Church of Broken Bow began during the summer of 1976. Three area families started to meet for Bible study and prayer on a regular basis and held their first worship service on June 26, 1976. The new group began meeting in, and later took possession of; the church building at the corner of North 10th and C Streets, formerly occupied by the Christian Church. The first constitution was ratified on February 13, 1979. Having enjoyed steady growth, thus outgrowing the facility on North 10th Avenue, the church moved to its present site on West Memorial Drive on October 19, 1986.

     

    Statement of Faith

      We Believe:

        God

      1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

        The Bible

      2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

        The Human Condition

      3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through Godís saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

        Jesus Christ

      4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus-Israelís promised Messiah-was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

        The Work of Christ

      5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

        The Holy Spirit

      6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

        The Church

      7. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by Godís grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lordís Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

        Christian Living

      8. We believe that Godís justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With Godís Word, the Spiritís power, and fervent prayer in Christís name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christís commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

        Christís Return

      9. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

        Response and Eternal Destiny

      10. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.

    Our Distinctives

      1. We are inclusive, not exclusive. Membership requires commitment to sound doctrine as expressed in our Statement of Faith. Yet, there is allowance for legitimate differences of understanding in some areas of doctrine.

      2. We are evangelical but not separatistic. We have deep convictions based upon Godís Word, and we believe in separated living and personal holiness. Yet, we do not maintain a spirit of separatism.

      3. We are ecumenical in spirit though not in structure. Our foremost concern is unity of spirit with other true believers. Yet, we believe that there is strength in diversity and that it is important to preserve our distinctives.

      4. We believe in liberty with responsibility and accountability. We believe in Christian liberty. We recognize, however, that our freedom is limited by our responsibility to live in obedience to the principles and precepts of the Word of God.

 

The Evangelical Free Church
P.O. Box 544 (2079 Memorial Drive)
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Phone: 308-872-3000

 

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