The Bible We believe that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God. It contains the only true way of salvation. Every true Christian is bound to acknowledge and receive it, with the influence of the Spirit of God, as the only rule and guide.
The Triune God We believe in the only true God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three are one - the Father in the Son, the Son in the Father, and the Holy Spirit equal in essence or being with both. This triune God not only created the heavens and the earth and everything in them, but sustains, governs, protects, and supports it all.
Jesus Christ We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and man. He became a man by the power of the Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary and was born of her. He is the Savior and mediator of the whole human race, if they accept with full faith in Christ the grace offered in Him. We believe that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God interceding for us. He will come again at the last day to judge the living and the dead. The Holy Spirit We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal in being with the father and the Son. He comforts the faithful and guides them into all truth.
The Church We believe in the Holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body, and eternal life.
The United Brethren in Christ was the first denomination which had its beginning in the United States. This beginning took place in 1767 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in Isaac Long's barn. A great meeting took place that day as the Rev. Martin Boehm preached. At the end of the sermon, Philip William Otterbein, the pastor of the German Reformed church in Lancaster, stood and embraced Boehm and said aloud "Wir sind Bruder," which means "We are Brethren." The result of this meeting led to the formation of the first denomination formed in America, the United Brethren in Christ.
The Lurgan Church can trace its roots back to 1856 when the first church building held worship, and later became United Brethren. The first church in Lurgan was moved from Pleasant Hall and was known as Center Church. A new church was built and dedicated in 1904. A basement was dug in 1949. And in 1964, a groundbreaking service took place and our current church was built and was dedicated to God.
As church leadership discussed and prayed about our future of ministry, the need for additional space became apparent. In 2013 construction began on a new gym and fellowship hall we are calling our Family Life Center. An office and two classrooms have been added as well as major updates to the kitchen area and restrooms. The Lord Jesus Christ has poured out many blessings on Lurgan Church.
Our Foundational Principle We teach Scripture, and everything we do is based on the authority of God’s Word. We desire to grow in the knowledge of God by hearing His Word, studying His Word, and by living our lives according His Word in order to bring God glory.
Lurgan United Brethren Church