What We Believe

General Information

Baptism: We believe that baptism should have a place of importance in the lives of all believers. We believe that baptisms should be done at an age of accountability and that it is an outward expression of a regenerate spirit. Baptisms at CSD are conducted by way of immersion and are held throughout the year. We communicate dates and times via the bulletin.

Communion:  In the Bible,  Jesus exhorts all believers to partake of communion as an important reminder of His redemptive work on the Cross. We observe communion on the first Wednesday of every month.

Counseling:  We believe that counseling plays an important part in molding a person into the body of Christ. The type of counseling provided by the pastoral staff at CSD is biblical counseling that is based on God’s Word alone. The pastors are not professional psychiatrists or professional psychologists. We believe that, “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Contact the main office during normal business hours for an appointment or more information.

Funerals: The facility is available free of charge to people who consider themselves members of CSD. If you would like one of our pastors to perform the funeral service or memorial service please contact the main office during  business hours.

Giving: “So let each give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”  (2 Corinthians 4:7)  At the back of the Sanctuary you will see  wooden agape boxes. They are there for your tithes, offerings, prayer requests, and praise reports.  You can also give online here.

Weddings: Weddings performed by pastors at CSD require a minimum of six weeks of premarital counseling. To make arrangements contact the main office during business hours.

Philosophy of Ministry

Elevate God: We believe that we should love the Lord our God with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength. Loving God is our highest call. All ministry flows from a personal relationship with and worship to the living God.

Equip the Saints: The Bible reminds us that we being many, are one body, joined and fitted together. We are a spiritual family. We  believe in mutual ministry “for the equipping of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). Thus we meet in both large and small groups to be trained according to the Bible, which we believe is the “owner’s manual” for our lives.

Evangelize the community: Jesus reminded His disciples, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20).  We desire to reach out to the community that God has placed us in, and the world in which we find ourselves. Our desire is to bring people to Jesus Christ, so they may receive Him as their Lord and Savior.

Statement of Faith

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