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About Us 
The Bellefonte congregation is an autonomous group of baptized believers who strive to follow and teach the God-breathed, inspired Word.  Locally led by elders, served by deacons and taught by preachers, we meet the first day of each week to break bread, pray and sing praises to God, following commands and examples as laid out in the Bible.
 
THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH:
is Christ:  Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:18
 
AUTHORITY:
the Bible:  2 Tim. 3:16-17
 
MISSION OF THE CHURCH:
to seek and save the lost:  Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16
 
ORGANIZATION:
Elders:  established in the first century Church (Titus 1:5)
  • their Outreach is to the local congregation:  Acts 10:17, 28
  • they are Watchmen:  Heb. 13:17; Acts 20:28
  • they are to Mature a congregation:  Eph. 4:11-16
  • they are to Discipline:  1 Thes. 5:12-13; 2 Thes. 3:6ff
  • they are to Shepherd the flock:  1 Pet. 5:1-3; 1 Tim. 5:17
  • they are to Pray for the sick:  James 5:13-18
  • they are to Encourage the weak:  1 Thes. 5:14
Deacons:  ​work under the oversight of the elders to serve the physical day-to-day needs of the congregation
                  (Acts 6:1-5)
  • they are to possess a good degree of Influence
  • they are to possess great Boldness, cheerful Courage
  • they are known by application as a Child of God
  • their work and influence is a part of the Support every congregation needs
  • they supply that needed Element by which Body of Christ functions in a given locality
SALVATION:
  • By Grace through Faith:  Eph. 2:5, 8-9