Reverend Stephen G. Ward
Who Are We?
We are "The Little White Church Down the Lane"
in the middle of a cornfield between Patriot and Florence, Indiana.
We are a small, independent, community church with a proud history
of sharing and proclaiming the Gospel.
We believe in the authority of the Scriptures.
We believe in Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on the cross.
We believe in the fundamentals of the Christian faith: the virgin birth,
the inspiration of the Bible, the Trinity, the power and indwelling
presence of the Holy Spirit, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus,
the Christ, the Son of God, His sure and coming return and
that all true Believers will spend eternity with Him.
We believe and seek to practice that the love of Christ
must be at the center of the life of every Christian,
the center of the life and work of the church
and that it must motivate our every
thought, word and action.
Our church covenant challenges us to
Walk together in Christian love.
Strive for the advancement of this church
in knowledge, holiness and comfort.
Promote its prosperity and spirituality.
Sustain its worship, ordinances and doctrines.
Contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry,
the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and the
spread of the Gospel to and through all nations
Maintain family and personal devotions.
Religiously educate our children.
Seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
Walk humbly in the world.
Be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements
and exemplary in our deportment.
Avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger.
Be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Lord and Savior.
Watch over one another in brotherly love.
Remember each other in prayer.
Aid each other is sickness and distress.
Cultivate Christian Character in feeling and courtesy in speech.
Be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being ever mindful of
the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.