What We Practice
Baptism: We practice baptism for all believers by immersions - the way Jesus was baptized and the way the New Testament taught.
(Matt 28:19; John 3:23; Acts 2:38, 8:38, 22:16; Rom 6:1-14; Gal 3:27; Col 2:12)
The Lord's Supper: The New Testament church observed the Lord's Supper each time they met together. In like fashion, we celebrate the Lord's Supper or Communion at each weekly worship service. It consists of unleavened bread and grape juice and is open to all believers. The purpose of The Lord's Supper is threefold: to remind the church of the New Covenant, to proclaim Christ's death until He comes, and to promote honest self-examination within the Church.
(Acts 2:46; 1 Cor 11:23-24)
Membership: All believers are a part of Christ's church. However, a person seeking membership in the local body of believers at Greentree should be (or have been) baptized by immersion and willing to serve in the local church.
(1 Cor 6:15-20; Eph 5:18-21; 1 Pet 2:1-6)
Independence: Christ is the Head of Greentree Christian Church and the Bible is the basis for all we believe and do. Although we believe that we should cooperate with other groups of Christians, our church is self-governing and independent from any denominational control.
(2 Tim 3:15-17; Col 1:18; Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 12:12)
Stewardship: We recognize that the Old Testament standard for giving was 10% of our income. However, the New Testament goes beyond the Old Testament standard and teaches that everything we have, our financial resources, our talents and our time, belong to God and that we are to be good stewards of all that He gives us. At Greentree Christian Church we practice obedience to God and encourage sacrificial giving from all that we have to support the church as God commands.
(Mal 3:10; 2 Cor 9:6-12)