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Below you will find some information for some commonly asked questions related to our church. They aren’t meant to be comprehensive, but just the beginning of a conversation. If you have other questions or want to further the conversation, reach out and we’d be happy to contact you personally.
What’s the PCA?
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a denomination with a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work at home and abroad, and to Christian education. From its inception, the church has determined its purpose to be “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.”
What do you believe?
We define our major beliefs as fundamental and defining in nature. If for one reason or another you find yourself unable to agree with these fundamental truths, it will be hard for our church to serve you as Christ intends.
We believe these truths to be at the heart of the gospel message and “common ground” for any Bible teaching church as well as any professing believer in Jesus Christ.
What’s with Baptizing Babies?
There are a lot of people that think it awful strange that in addition to baptizing adults who have never been baptized, we also baptize the infants of believing families in our church. I certainly understand the feeling. Try growing up Southern Baptist watching dunk after dunk and thinking one day the church spring for some duck-waders and a robe just your size, only to end up with a bowl and a mere handful of water.
Why start a new church?
I’ve heard that Jonesboro is one of the most churched communities in the country. A “city of churches” I believe was the phrase used. So, why start another church? Its a fair question. The reality is, with all the churches Jonesboro has, we are nowhere close to reaching everyone. Census data from a few years back revealed that only about 15% of those surveyed considered themselves to be “churched.” That’s about 85% of the population that is unwilling or unable to claim a church community as their own.