We are a nondenominational fellowship of believers who have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, and wear no name but Christian.
We believe that Christ is the Head of His Church and, therefore, every Christian is a part of His body. We do not believe that we are the only Christians but earnestly strive to be Christians only.
We seek to speak where the Bible speaks, and remain silent where the Bible is silent. We take the Bible and the Bible alone as our only rule of faith and practice.
This congregation of the Beaver Creek Christian Church is striving to overcome the denominational confusion that exists today. We have no denominational headquarters, and we wear no denominational name. Our desire is to wear only the name of Christ, to proclaim only His Gospel, and to declare our loyalty to Him. Christ prayed for the unity of His followers, and this unity is possible if Christ is followed. His example must become our pattern of life, His Gospel our message, His commands our all in all as we seek to glorify God, the Father, who gave His only begotten Son for us.
What do we preach? We plead for the unity of all followers of Christ. This was the ideal of Christ for his church. He prayed, "May they all be one; as thou, Father, are in me and I in thee".(John 17:21) This unity should not only be in spirit but in reality. It is to be like that between the Father and the Son - a unity in purpose, spirit, and practice, in which all "speak the same things."(I Cor. 1:10)
The reason that this unity is necessary is stated in the prayer of Jesus, "that they all may believe that thou hast sent me." (John 17:21)The world can be not be won till the followers of Christ are one.
Yes, we have a plan by which this unity can be attained. It is not by an organizational union of existing denominations nor by human speculation. The only course is to return to the New Testament Christianity. For this we plead! The only basis for any Christian faith is the inspired word of God.
Baptism is a positive command. On the authority, subject, action and doing, the Scripture is plain. We do not believe baptism is any more important than faith, repentance, or good works. Nor do we believe there is any virtue in the water. But we do believe baptism is an act of obedience commanded by Christ in order to receive salvation
Consequently Membership in the Beaver Creek Christian Church is the same as it was for churches of the New Testament; those who profess genuine faith in Jesus Christ as Savior as evidenced through repentance, confession, and baptism are considered saved, and therefore a part of Christ's Church (Acts 2:38-47).
Leadership is composed of Elders and Deacons who meet the qualifications found in the Bible (I Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9). Worship centers on the mighty acts of God in Christ - His death, burial, resurrection, and second coming, all of which are pictured in the celebration weekly of the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:7 ad I Corinthians 11:23-28). Fellowship exists among believers because of our common bond in Christ and is expressed in worship, giving, common meals, class functions, Bible studies, etc. with the purpose of helping us grow in Christ-likeness (Ephesians 4:11-16; II Timothy 3:14-17).