Shannon Hills Bible Chapel

Non Denominational, Fundamental and Friendly, New Testament Patterned Assembly
"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42

Please enjoy the video while learning what a New Testament Patterned Assembly is all about. And while on this page below, please read and learn even more about what we believe and how we conduct ourselves as an assembly of believers in Jesus "as" Christ and Savior of all mankind.

We Believe

† We believe the Bible to be the Divinely inspired, inerrant Word of God, revealing the ruin of man by sin and his redemption, through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 1:7)

† We believe in the one true God, Creator of all, who eternally exists in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:22, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 10:30, Acts 5:3-4, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

† We believe in the absolute deity of the Lord Jesus Christ: "true God and true man." He is the only begotten and eternal Son of God, miraculously born of the virgin Mary. His life was absolutely perfect and sinless.
(John 1:1, John 1:14-18, John 20:28, Colossians 2:9, 1 Timothy 2:5, Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Peter 2:21-22)

† We believe that Jesus Christ is God's only provision for sin. On Calvary's cross, Jesus Christ fully and eternally paid the penalty for sin and completed the work, of the redemption of man. God attested to His finished work, by raising Him from the dead.
(John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12, Romans 3:24, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 7:24-27)

† We believe in the forgiveness of sins, through faith in Jesus Christ. All who repent of their sins and trust Him, receive eternal life, are "born again" and become members of His Church.
(Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 1:7, Luke 24:27, Acts 2:47)

† We believe in the imminent and personal return of Christ for His church.
(John 14:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18)

Shannon Hills Bible Chapel is a local group of Christians, who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ, as Savior and Lord.
(John 1:12, John 3:36, John 5:24, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)

We exist for the glory of God.
(Ephesians 3:21)
We meet to glorify Him through worship, service and evangelism.

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 our blessed Lord Jesus.
(Matthew 26:26-30, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Acts 20:7)

Every believer in Christ, has at least one spiritual gift, given by the Holy Spirit. These gifts are used in serving one another, for the glory of God. We encourage every believer to use their gifts, to build one another up 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)
It is our aim to teach the message of salvation by grace, through faith in Christ alone, as the only hope for forgiveness of sins and peace with God. We do this through personal evangelism, home bible studies and foreign missions.

Ten "WHY" Questions Asked by Visitors to Shannon Hills Bible Chapel

Why do many of the females have some type of covering on their heads?
(1 Corinthians 11:3-16)
God has revealed His order in the local church and has given instruction for its visible, symbolic demonstration. The covered heads of the females and uncovered heads of the males display God’s order. A covered head does not demean a woman—instead, it provides her with the privilege of covering human glory so that God’s glory may be preeminent.

Why do the males do all of the public leading in the meetings?
(1 Corinthians 11:3-16; 1 Timothy 2:11-12)
God’s plan is for leadership in the local church to be exercised by the males. This in no way lowers the value of the females to the assembly, but rather recognizes God’s revealed order.

Why do so many of the people bring their Bibles?
(2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; Romans 10:17; Acts 17:11; 1 Peter 2:2)
The Bible is our authority in faith and practice, and we encourage everyone to examine all we do and say by what God has communicated to us in the Scriptures. Active participation in the study of God’s Word is vital for spiritual growth and maturity.

Why are you “non-denominational”?
(Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 10:17; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 4:4)
Denominational names are not found in Scripture, and are divisive by nature. The unity of the Body of Christ is important to the Lord, and we desire to demonstrate our commitment to this. Though associated with the other local churches, each local church in the New Testament is seen to be autonomous, answering to the Lord Jesus, the Head of the church.

Why do you not take up an offering?
(3 John 7; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 9:7)
We are convinced that God provides for His work through His people, and we trust Him to prompt us to give back to Him. Choosing to not take an offering gives greater room for giving to be done willingly, not out of guilt or embarrassment. Additionally, we desire to never encourage the false idea that giving financially can help “buy” entrance into heaven.

Why do you not have “a senior pastor”?
(Acts 20:17; Titus 1:5-7; 1 Peter 5:1-4; James 5:14; Ephesians 4:12; 1 Peter 2:5,9)
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Chief Shepherd and the Head of the church. Scripture teaches that a plurality of leaders (known interchangeably as elders, overseers, and shepherds) are raised up by God to function together in the governing of the local church. This also encourages the active participation of all believers, as holy and royal priests, in the work of the ministry.

Why do you use the term “chapel”?
(Colossians 1:18)
In our culture, the word “church” is normally employed to identify a building where Christians meet, while in the New Testament this term refers to the believers rather than to the building. To emphasize this distinction, the word “chapel” is used.

Why do you not have crosses or other symbols on the walls?
(Matthew 18:20; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-27)
Experience demonstrates that man-made pictures and symbols become distracting or destructive for the people of God. We are convicted that our relationship with the living Christ, Who promises to be with us when we meet in His Name, is represented by the two symbols He Himself selected — baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Why do you celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday?
(Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:26)
Though we are never commanded to do so, the pattern of the early church was to gather on the first day of the week to break bread. Christ’s instruction to Paul reveals that “as often” as we do this, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He returns. Corporately remembering our Savior never “gets old”.

Why do you not have people “join the church” and become “members”?
(1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30)
Unfortunately, many people assume that being a “member” of a local church means they are assured of heaven, when in reality a relationship with God is available only through trusting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. Every believer in Christ is a member of His body by virtue of faith in Him. The early church pattern was that of being received into “fellowship”.

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