Upper Deer Creek Church
Galveston, Indiana - United States
Having been on this corner for around 160 years, our church has seen many things come and go, however our mission has never changed - to glorify Jesus! A church with a family-like feel, and the resources of a large church; we are proud of the ministries that we can offer to our congregation and the community. A diverse age makeup and a blended worship format characterize our comfortable services. Our heart is to be a blessing to our community through service, and we try to equip our congregation to do just that. If you are seeking a comfortable, close-knit, family-friendly environment to worship and learn in, perhaps we are the right fit for you!
Statement of Faith:
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God-inspired, are without error in the original writings and are the final authority in all matters oflife, faith, and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21).
We believe in the eternal Triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each Person being equal, three parts, but one person. (John 1:1, 2, 14; 10:30; 14:16, 26; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe in the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus Christ the Lord, who, being God, took upon Himself the form of man, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35). We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was crucified, died, and was buried as planned by God before the foundation of the world. By the shedding of His blood, His sacrificial death upon the cross became the only source for atonement for sin, from which man, by personal faith, is redeemed from the guilt, penalty, and power of sin. (Romans 3:24, 25; 5:6-11). We believe in the bodily resurrection and Lordship of Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven and His present encouragement and priesthood on the right-hand of God for us. (Acts 2:32; 1 Corinthians 15:20 -23; 1 John 2:1).
Return of Christ
We believe in this Hope (Titus 2:13); the personal and victorious return of Jesus Christ for His Church. (John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11).
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is the third person of the Trinity, God’s voice of redemption and revelation; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; regenerates those who believe; and indwells, baptizes, seals, empowers, guides, teaches and sanctifies all who become children of God through Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; John 16:8-11; Ephesians 3:14-17; Romans 8:14).