It seems like there are many definitions for what makes a “Christian,” but at Mt. Gilead, we believe it is actually very simple. Please select the tabs below to gather more information about what we believe at Mt. Gilead.
 

It may appear that all religions have some similarities on the surface, but actually there are huge differences. They differ on the nature of God, the nature of man, sin, salvation, heaven, hell, and creation.

There is one significant reality that sets Christianity apart. While religion is all about people working their way to God, Christianity is God working His way to people.

God made a way for us to have a relationship with Him while we walk the earth through Jesus Christ. By believing in Jesus and following Him, we have been promised eternal life with God in heaven when we pass away.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."  John 3:16-17

While other religions may apprear to have some superficial similarities with Christianity, they actually have essential differences. They differ on a lot of key issues such as: the nature of God, the nature of man, sin, salvation, heaven, hell, and creation.

While religion is about people working their way to God, Christianity is God working His way to people.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

...Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in apprearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross!  Philippians 2:5-8

Even within Christianity there appear to be different "denominations" (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.). These denominations have a heirarchical structure that helps them lead and govern their churches.

Mt. Gilead is an independant Christian Church. This means that we are led by the elders and ministers of Mt. Gilead. Mt. Gilead Church is supported solely by the offering and gifts of the congregation to continue doing God's work in the world.

The central message of the Bible is that salvation is found in no one else but Jesus Christ. The primary source material for this message is found in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Also known as The Gospels).

 Opponents of the Bible will point out the different versions that exist within these four accounts, however the differences in the accounts are actually evidence that point to the record of the same event from the viewpoint of various eye witnesses.

 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,"  2 Timothy 3:16

 When it is written that Scripture is ‘God-breathed’ it means that God inspired and directed those who did the writings that are included in the Bible.

This may come as a shock, but the purpose of your life is not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than even your wildest dreams and ambitions. The reason that you were placed here on planet earth begins with God. It is for His plan and purpose that you were born and have life.

The question of our purpose has been a perplexing one for many years, but that’s because we often start in the wrong place—ourselves. Focusing on ourselves will never reveal life’s purpose…we must draw near to God and trust that He will reveal that to us as we go.

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.  Job 12:10

Our pattern for ministry and life is to follow Scripture as closely as we can. Therefore, we hold to the Biblical belief that marriage exists as a union created by God between a man and a woman, whereby each individual respects and serves the other.

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”  This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.  Ephesians 5:25-33

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.  Psalm 24:1

For every animal in the forest is mine, and so do the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects of the fields are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine and all that is in it.  Psalm 50

Every good an perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.  James 1:17

God created it all. God owns it all. God provides gifts for us and it's up to us how we manage those gifts. We don't want to focus on how much we ought to give financially, and instead consider everything we have as an opportunity to best manage what God has provided.

Mt. Gilead is supported solely by the gifts and offerings of the congregation to continue doing God's work in the world. If you would like to contribute, you can do that online using the link:

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Therefore be imitator of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us… – Ephesians 5:1-2