Christian Bible Church
At Christian Bible Church, we welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. We are an independent Bible church in rural east-central Illinois, approximately 3 miles south of Cissna Park. Our chief desire is to glorify God through worship, the study and proclamation of His Word, and fellowship with our families, neighbors, and communities.
What We Believe
We are a Bible believing congregation. Because of this we believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, the Triune nature of God (the Trinity), the total depravity of humanity, and the total sufficiency of the sacrifice of Jesus.
We take seriously the mission that Jesus gave to His followers, especially to go out into all the world with the Good News of His salvation. Because of this, we support missionaries all over the world, as well as within our country. We also seek to reach those in our own families and communities with the Gospel, because we know that regardless of where someone lives- near or far- they need a chance to hear about Jesus!
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Because each Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, Christian Bible Church is a congregational church, meaning the congregation has ultimate authority in the church. That authority is given to various men within the church to fulfill spiritual and administrative leadership roles.
Our two bishops (elders), Roy Bauer and Bruce Ristow, are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church. They work with and oversee our pastor, Silas Montgomery.
For the administrative leadership of our church we have a Deacon Board consisting of five deacons led by Board President Doug Bauer.
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