Greetings! We are excited that you have visited our church’s website. We hope that you will find it helpful, and that we will see you at our next worship service! Here are some foundational truths that Christiansburg is built on.
Though certainly no substitute for the Gospel, we believe that authentic spiritual community is something that is close to God’s heart throughout the entirety of the Scriptures. God has always had a people and those people have always, to some degree, lived in community.
To this end, our goal is to not simply be a group of people that attends church services together, but truly seeks to live our lives together for the glory of God and the good of the world. Thus, at Christiansburg, it is not uncommon for people to become extremely close with their “church family” spending lots of time with them outside of church functions, visiting with each other and so on. This truly is a close-knit community deep in rural Kentucky.
In addition, it is also our conviction that this kind of authentic spirituality is not an end in itself but rather the best context in which biblical discipleship (sanctification—the process of becoming like Christ) can occur. We believe that the ultimate spiritual adventure is to begin to investigate, evaluate, and implement the teachings of God revealed to us through the Holy Scriptures. We believe that this happens best in a community and not as a “lone ranger” Christian.
As the Bible teaches, we believe that Jesus’ Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20) should be close to the heart of any Church that seeks to follow the Bible. Our heart beats to connect as many people as we can (both in Shelby County and around the world) to loving churches that share the message of Jesus, faithfully teach the Holy Scriptures, and provide authentic relationships where men, women, boys, and girls can grow in their faith.
We believe that an active relationship with Jesus Christ is the only true path to God and we seek to share His message with everyone we can. We do this by authentically investing in the lives of individuals who do not know Jesus Christ, church planting (both here and around the world), and through the support and sending of missionaries abroad.
We also believe that part of the Mission of God in the world is made manifest through serving those inside and outside the church in practical ways. This includes seeking to help those who are marginalized and in need by using the gifts and talents God gave us.