WHO WE ARE

A family of believers drawing others to Jesus
through His Word, and our example.



Statement

As a congregation, we must constantly hold one another accountable to the values we have set forth. Plans and programs, new and old, should be reviewed in light of what God is currently saying to the church and what we value. In order to be effective, programs and ministries must reflect the current burden and vision of the present congregation and leadership.
Join with us as we endeavor to be all that God desires.



PREAMBLE

Because we believe that every believer has been gifted by God and has been called to serve as a valued member of the Body of Christ, we offer the following Mission Statement, hoping that it will assist you in knowing what we value and perhaps better prepare you to serve Him in our midst.

We believe that each congregation is uniquely gifted, called, and guided by our Lord to serve Him. Believing that He has guided us in writing this Mission Statement, we will endeavor to evaluate all our ministry accordingly.

We have chosen Philemon 4:6 as a scripture that embodies what we believe the Lord has placed foremost in our heart(s).

“I always thank God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.”
 
In order to “refresh the hearts of the saints,” and fulfill the mandates of scripture, we will purposefully gather regularly as a congregation to worship, pray, study God’s Word and minister one to another.

It is our goal to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ in such a way that individuals and families are gathered into healthy and fulfilling relationships that bring glory to Jesus Christ. With Jesus Christ as our Head, and the Holy Bible as our guide, we will yield ourselves and our resources to reach the unreached for Christ. While working together and reflecting His love, we will endeavor to enfold, encourage, instruct, equip, and release His people into service for His glory.

In order to accomplish what we have stated, we must adhere to certain values and give them priority in all areas of church life and ministry.

We value the Bible and seek to live and teach its truths.

We value the Church as God’s chosen instrument through which He demonstrates His love to the world.

We value Praise and Worship because God is worthy.

We value Prayer, and seek to incorporate it into all areas of church life.

We value the Gospel of Jesus Christ as central in all expressions of ministry.

We value the ministry of the Holy Spirit and yield to His instruction and guidance.

We value the Fruit of the Spirit as evidence of the presence of God’s Spirit.

We value the Gifts of the Spirit and will endeavor to accommodate their development and usage.

We value the Advancement of God’s Kingdom and will always seek ways to expand it.

We value the Christian Family and will seek ways to strengthen it.

We value Children and Youth who have come to believe as an integral part of the Church of today as well as tomorrow.

We value Christian Education and constantly strive to improve and advance it.

We value Fellowship and endeavor to foster it through ministry to others.

We value All People as created in the image of God and will reach out and minister to everyone, irrespective of socio-economic class, ethnicity, ability, demeanor, or background.

We value Stewardship and constantly teach and encourage the giving of ourselves and our resources for the glory of God.

We value Mentoring as God’s method of reaching and teaching.

We value Mercy and, were we to err in a decision, choose to err on the side of mercy.

We value a spirit of Cooperation with other Christ-centered churches and ministries.

As a congregation, we must constantly hold one another accountable to the values we have set forth. Plans and programs, new and old, should be reviewed in light of what God is currently saying to the church and what we value. In order to be effective, programs and ministries must reflect the current burden and vision of the present congregation and leadership.

Join with us as we endeavor to be all that God desires.

May God bless you richly.



Life change can

happen here

There are five essentials components you will see in our small groups:

  • Life Change
  • Cultivate Relationships
  • Promote Participation
  • Provide Care
  • Identify Future Leaders

We know it can be difficult to take the next step from a large group environment like our weekend worship experience to a smaller setting. That’s why we would like to offer a few suggestions to help.

 

1) Register for our Men’s or Women’s ministry. Click ether of these links to begin the process.
Women’s Ministry and Men’s Ministry

2) Volunteering is a great way to meet people who are already plugged into a small group.
View Volunteer Opportunities




BECOME A MEMBER

We believe that being a member of CBSR comes with more responsibilities than privileges, so for that reason, we take membership seriously. All are welcome to become a ``voting member`` of CBSR if they are:
1) ``Born again`` and led by God to join Church By the Side of the Road.
2) Complete all six of our ``Welcome to CBSR`` classes.
3) Turn in a completed Membership Application
4) Interviewed by a Deacon.
5) Approved by an Elder.


GET BAPTIZED


WELCOME TO CBSR CLASS

Our ``Welcome to CBSR`` class is a 6-week class that is held continuously on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. You can start at any time, if you missed one of the classes, you can take it the next time it is taught. Classes do not have to be taken in consecutive order, however, it is helpful. This is a great class for anyone new to CBSR or anyone who would like to become a voting member.


VOLUNTEER

At CBSR, we love volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, start by completing our ``Application for Ministry`` form, which can be obtained from the church office. Once we receive your application and complete a background check, we will get you plugged in to an area of ministry that you are interested in. You do not have to be a ``voting member`` to volunteer. We have many volunteer opportunities. If you would like to know more, please contact the church office.


NEED PRAYER

We believe that there is POWER in PRAYER! We have a time of prayer during our 10:30am Service on Sunday mornings and near the end of our Mid-Week Service on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. If you would like prayer, we encourage you to attend one of these services, call the church office, or fill out a ``Prayer Request`` on this website and it will be submitted to our church office.