In Brief:

+About Visiting
Everyone is welcome at Christian Bible Church, regardless of belief or denominational background. Our church is a place where you will be welcomed and wanted: you are important to God, so you are welcome here.
+About Membership
We do not maintain a membership role, so there are no members of our church. Instead, we seek to live in the truth that every Christian is a member of the true, everlasting church, the Bride of Christ.
+About Missions
Missions are very important to our church, rightly receiving much of our energy and finances. We seek to be a church that lives out the four-fold mission given in Acts 1:8, to take the Gospel to our local communities, our region, our nation, and to the ends of the earth.
+About Worship
Worship is what the church is created to do, so we strive to treat it with the importance it deserves. Our worship style is traditional but flexible, with hymns, ancient & modern, comprising the majority of our worship music.
+About Sunday School
We recognize that worship is more than just music, it is also a matter of the mind. Because of this, we offer Sunday School classes for all ages, from infants through adult-hood. Sunday School is a time when we gather to study God’s Word together, enjoying fellowship with one another as we learn. We meet for Sunday school at 9:30am Sunday mornings.
+About Giving
At Christian Bible Church, we encourage all of our regular attenders to support the mission and ministry of the church as they are led by God to do so. Our visitors are our guests, and as such have no obligation to give.

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!

Would you like to know more, including some of the details of what we believe? If so, click here!

Our Leadership

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.

For the administrative leadership of our church we have a Deacon Board consisting of five deacons led by Board President Doug Bauer.

To learn more about our leadership click here!