The following are the core beliefs of Carbondale Church of Christ based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
God and His Son Jesus
We gather to honor the name of Jesus as God's only begotten Son and to love and serve as He did while He lived here on the earth.
Diversity of ages and backgrounds are welcome at any service. You do not have to be a member to participate in service activities or to attend classes, events, or worship.
Our primary obligation is to hear God's voice as revealed in His Word, the Bible. We study it, read it during worship and read it privately daily. The point of listening is to obey God's word and put it into practice in our lives.
Loving God involves loving your neighbor. We show love by serving others and helping during times of struggle and difficulty.
We make up God's Family as His children but we also have families. Many of our members have been married for 50, 60 and 70 years! We also help relationships develop using the optional Prepare-Enrich Inventory for those who want a professional snapshot of their relationship. Those who find themselves distant from family right now have a loving church family to support and enrich their lives.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers eternal life to all who trust Christ, follow Him, and obey Him as their Lord and Savior. The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ rose from the grave to conquer death and promises to return one day to judge both the living and the dead. Those alive at His coming will join others raised from the dead to live eternally in the place He has prepared for us.