Cleft of the Rock Bible Chapel is a fellowship of Christian believers who have placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (John 1:12, 3:36; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
We exist for the glory of God (Ephesians 3:21). We meet together to worship the Lord, to learn more about God's Word, to pray, fellowship, encourage and help one another.
Our Lord instructed us to meet often to remember Him in the breaking of bread. We gather weekly for the Lord's Supper to worship the Lord Jesus (Matthew 26:20-30; Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 2:42, 20:7).
For the glory of God, we encourage every believer to use the gifts given them by the Holy Spirit to build up one another in faith, to meet one another's needs, and to spread the gospel for the salvation of souls (Romans 12:3-16; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:7-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
Jesus commanded His disciples to go into all the world, preaching the gospel and making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20). Thus, it is our goal to teach the message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone as the only hope for the forgiveness of sins and peace with God through personal evangelism, home Bible studies and local and foreign missions.
Cleft of the Rock Bible Chapel? What an unusual name for a church! Actually, the name comes from the Bible, namely Exodus 33:22, and it symbolizes the loving protection of God to man.
HOW WE FUNCTION:
At Cleft of the Rock Bible Chapel, we are devoted to teaching, fellowship, the Lord's Supper, and prayer (Acts 2:42).
We are a non-denominational, autonomous church. That means that we are not under the authority of any outside governing board to whom we must answer. We simply wish to be known as Christians, who gather solely in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Matthew 18:20; Acts 11:26; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Colossians 3:17).
We have no one man who is considered to be the pastor or clergyman. We practice the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:5). Every believer in Christ is encouraged to use their gifts to serve the Lord for the benefit of others.
The teaching and preaching of the Word of God during the Family Bible Hour is, we pray, given by men who have been gifted by the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:7-12).
Our church leaders are elders, who also benefit from the assistance of several very capable men (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9). The elders provide oversight and pastoral care, serving as shepherds under the authority of the Lord Jesus, who is the head and Chief Shepherd of His Church (Ephesians 5:18; 1 Peter 5:4; Acts 20:28).
We baptize believers in the Lord Jesus Christ by immersion. Baptism does not save. It is an act of obedience in which the believer identifies publicly with the Lord. Baptism symbolizes the work of God in salvation (Matthew 18:18-20; Romans 6:3-6).
Please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an elder if you have further questions, would like have an individual meeting, have a prayer request or if you would like to learn more about the salvation, peace and joy that comes from accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior.