Our Core values
The five primary ways we seek to glorify God and enjoy Him forever here at Newberry ARP Church:
1 ) Worship: "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple." (Psalm 27:4) Our highest privilege during the week is gathering with the saints each Lord’s Day morning for the corporate worship of our Triune God. Our traditional worship service is reverent, joyful and Spirit-filled. We believe in the primacy of Christ-centered expository preaching. To learn more about our worship see Our Philosophy of Worship and Our Order of Service.
2 ) Teaching: "Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!" (Psalm 78:1) We seek to equip the saints for life and ministry through various teaching ministries. We offer Sunday school for all ages each Sunday at 9:45 AM and a Bible Study on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. What we believe the Bible to teach is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
3 ) Prayer: "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." The spiritual ‘powerhouse’ of our life and ministry as a church is our weekly prayer meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We pray for one another, our witness as a church, revival in our community, and missionaries around the world.
4 ) Fellowship: "Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" (Psalm 133:1). As the family of God, we enjoy being with one another through Ladies’ Circles, Ladies' Bible Study, Men's Bible Study, Youth Group, Over-55s Group, frequent church-wide meals, and other times of fellowship.
5 ) Missions: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). We seek to be faithful to the Great Commission by being a missions-minded church that practices evangelism and outreach here in Newberry and supports both local and foreign missions with our ‘ time, talent, and treasure.’
summary of our beliefs
We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit and faith in Jesus Christ are absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.