Who We Are
The McLean Christian Church is an independent Christian Church. We are governed by the Elders and Deacons in the local congregation after the model we see in the New Testament. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God. It is upon these Scriptures that we base our lives, our beliefs and our worship. The Scriptures are sufficient for every need man has (2 Tim. 3:16-17).†
Our congregation meets every Sunday for Bible Study, Fellowship, Communion and Prayer (Acts 2:42).† Each Lord's Day we meet around the Lord's Table for Communion to remember the death of our Lord Jesus on the cross, for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 20:7).
Each Lord's Day a message of instruction and encouragement from God's Word is shared with all who will attend and listen. An invitation is extended following the message, to act upon God's Word and to accept and confess Jesus the Christ as our personal Master and Savior. A baptistery is kept ready to immerse all who come forward to accept Jesus (Acts 2:41).†
Each Lord's Day the Worship Service includes a time of solitude and prayer for the congregation to be unified in spirit and in prayer. Services include time for sharing in fellowship. In this time we seek to assist all in their daily walk with God (Acts 4:32ff).
The central point in history is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Scripture "all men have sinned" (Romans 3:23). God's Word states that God doesn't want anyone to die and go to Hell, but they will if their sins are not forgiven. The only way that sin can be forgiven is through the sacrifice of Jesus' blood on the cross, paying the price for our sins. That's why God sent His ONLY Son Jesus, to die for our sins on the cross (John 3:16-18).
But for His forgiveness to take effect, we must respond to Jesusí demands in our life. We must BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of the living God (John 20:30-31). We must BELIEVE that Jesus is the ONLY way to God and Heaven (John 14:6). The Bible calls all who believe Jesus died for their sins to REPENT, turn from their sin (Luke 13:3). If we believe, we must CONFESS to all men our need for and belief in Jesus as our Savior (Matthew 10:32). As a part of our belief, we must be BAPTISED (immersed) for the forgiveness of our sins in an act of obedience (Mark 16:16; Romans 6:1-6). And as a believer we must ABIDE in Christ (John15:1-8).† To abide in Christ is to meet with Jesus regularly around His Table, His Word, His People (the Church) and to make disciples. If we cannot abide with Christ now, how can we expect to abide with Him in Eternity?
Jesus calls for each individual to make a decision to accept Him and walk with Him. No one can make the decision for you. The Bible warns us to not delay in making the decision to accept Jesus' salvation. We don't know the hour or the day when our life will end (Matthew 25:13; 2 Cor. 6:2). The invitation is open to all who will believe and act upon their belief. To those who do believe and act, Jesus is preparing a home for them in heaven.
"But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life." (Revelation 2:1; 2:7)