What We Believe
Our beliefs are based on Jesus’ command to “‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’”
God & His Word
- We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that He exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 16:7-15; Hebrews 1:2-3)
- We believe that God created us to worship Him and give Him glory.
(Isaiah 43:7, 21; Psalm 96:9; Matthew 4:10)
- We believe that sin has kept us from knowing God and worshipping Him. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in him.
(John 3:16; Acts 2:22-39; Romans 3:21-24)
- We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative and must be received personally by faith in Christ as Lord.
(John 5:24; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9)
- We believe the Bible to be God’s Word and without flaw, a true and fully accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with Him, worship Him, and bring Him glory.
(Psalm 19:7-10; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
- We believe that Jesus established His body on Earth in the church and that the church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world.
(1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Colossians 1:18 20; 1 Peter 2:9)
- We believe the church is a family and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.
(Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 3:12-25; Hebrews 10:24-25)
God's Mission For The Church
- We believe that God cares about every need of every person. The church, as Christ’s body, is to show His love and care for every person. Every member of the church is called to be a minister of the gospel through acts of loving service and a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone at every opportunity.
(John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Peter 4:8)
- We believe that the scope of God’s love is worldwide, and Hendersonville Church is committed to taking the gospel to the farthest and most unreached places of the world.
(Isaiah 49:6; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Timothy 2:3-4)
Why every believer should be baptized:
- Jesus commanded it. (Matthew 28:19; John 14:21)
- Baptism is an act of obedience. (Mark 1:9; Acts 2:41; 8:38)
- Baptism is a picture of what Jesus did for us when He died on the cross, was buried, and rose again. (Romans 6:4)
- Baptism is a public testimony of your faith and presents a picture of the change from your past to your new life in Jesus. (Acts 2:41)
Why baptism is by immersion in water: The word for baptism in Greek is “baptizó,” which means “to immerse, to dip, to submerge.” Baptism is complete submersion in the water. At Hendersonville Church, every member must have been baptized the way Jesus demonstrated, even though many of us were confirmed as children.
The Lord's Supper
Jesus never asked His disciples to remember His birth, but He did instruct them to remember His death and resurrection.
- The Lord’s Supper is an object lesson of Spiritual Truth.
- The bread represents the Body of Christ.
- The juice represents the Blood of Christ.
- It is a Reminder. (1 Corinthians 11:23–24)
- It is a Symbol. (1 Corinthians 11:25)
- It is for Believers only. (1 Corinthians 11:27–29)