Garlad Community Church of God


Christian Symbol: Fish or Ichthus

What We Believe

God, the Word, and the World
  • We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in its original writing and maintained in integrity. It is the living Word of the living God written for a living people. It is the fully sufficient and absolute authority to which we appeal for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. (2 Tim. 3:16)
  • We believe in one God, who is supreme over all things. We proclaim that He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, was crucified for our sins, and rose again the third day. We believe that He will come again with glory just as He promised.
Man and Salvation
  •  We believe that man (male and female) was made in the image of God and perfect at the time of creation. Man chose to walk away from God, and in so doing, chose to walk away from life. Because of man's rebellion, man became broken at every level of his existence. Every person born is now born broken. They are absolutely broken. No one can fix their own brokenness. God alone is able to make broken man whole again.
  • We believe salvation comes through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. By His sacrifice on the cross, Jesus demonstrated the love of God for us. He paid the penalty for the sins of every person willing to accept the free gift of salvation. God’s gift of salvation is received when we acknowledge Christ as Lord and believe that God has raised Him from the dead. (ROM 10:9)
The Church and Its Life
  • We believe salvation makes us members of the body of Christ. We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our lives to Christ.
  • We believe the body of Christ is one, here and now. We believe that God calls all Christians to live in unity and peace. While Christians may not agree on all things, we can embrace the spirit of Christ in caring concern for one another. Jesus is our common foundation.
  • We believe all members of the body of Christ are to live a holy life. We believe that God’s standard of life for all Christians is one of moral purity and godliness, to live as Christ. As God’s people, we represent Christ in this world.
  • We believe in the Great Commission. Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow him.
  • We believe in the Great Commandments. We are called to fulfill Matthew 22:37–39, not only loving God with our entire being, but also loving all that he loves.
  • We are affiliated with The Church of God of Anderson Indiana movement. For further information, you may go to .
Chi Rho in youth room
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit’s work. God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23), which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us.
  • We believe that children are a gift from God and that the fruit of the womb is to be protected and cherished. (Psalm 127)
  • We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen 2:24; Rom 7:2; Eph 5:22-25)
  • We believe all of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of the God Who made it