The Purpose of Andrew Chapel Church

Andrew Chapel Church is a group of individuals who believe in liberty of conscience regarding all matters that are not clearly condemned by the Word of God.  They believe that the preaching of a full gospel is essential to Bible holiness and the evangelism of the world, as exemplified by the apostles and the primitive church.

A careful and comprehensive study of the origin and early history of Andrew Chapel Church clearly reveals that the founders were led of God to organize a church which would be distinctly Methodist in doctrine, representative in government, and congregational in her worship.

Our objectives are:

  1. To glorify God our Father, and exalt Jesus Christ, our Savior, and to honor the Holy Spirit.
  2. To carry out the Great Commission which our Savior gave the church by publishing the gospel to every nation.
  3. To provide a safe and comfortable place of worship, fellowship and spiritual nurture to whomever wants or needs a church home.

While our great and primary objective is and ever must be the conversion of sinners and the sanctification of believers, we shall aim to place proper emphasis on the fundamental doctrines of the historic Christian faith.

RULES AND ORDERS -- Social Issues

We commit ourselves to the following social principles:

  1. Andrew Chapel Church is a pro-life church.
  2. Andrew Chapel Church believes that sex education should be taught primarily in the home according to biblical standards.
  3. Andrew Chapel Church supports prayer and the teaching of creationism and opposes the teachings of humanism in the public schools.
  4. Andrew Chapel Church believes that all political issues should be evaluated according to biblical standards.
  5. Andrew Chapel Church opposes all forms of pornography.
  6. Andrew Chapel Church believes that a homosexual lifestyle (sodomy) is incompatible with Christian living as expressed in the Bible, and opposes the employment of such persons who practice such lifestyles.
  7. Andrew Chapel Church embraces the Biblical mandate concerning homosexuality and marriage.  Marriage is the emotional, physical, and spiritual union of one man and one woman in holy matrimony.  The homosexual lifestyle (sodomy) is sinful, is an abomination toward God, and is a violation of the natural order of mankind.  The Church opposes the employment on any level of persons who practice such lifestyles.  Any person whose beliefs or teachings deviate in any way from this position shall be restricted from teaching, preaching, leading or guiding in any capacity in Andrew Chapel Church.  No minister, having credentials in Andrew Chapel Church, nor any other minister serving in this church, shall perform any same-sex marriage or any other ceremony to condone, unite, or recognize the same-sex union of any persons.  If this mandate is violated, the person performing such ceremony shall, upon adequate proof, immediately resign or be terminated by the church.


Amendments.  These by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Board by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting and provided to the congregation to approve or vote.