Frequently Asked Questions
1. How is an independent Christian Church different from any other type of Church?
Answer: We seek to restore the Church to that of the first century Church found in the New Testament. We believe in no book but the Bible, no name but the Divine, and no creed but Christ.
2. Is the Dade City Christian Church controlled by a denominational headquarters?
Answer: No. We have no headquarters. We do have national conventions, but they are not Church structured, but they are family oriented conventions. We continue to be autonomous , no government above and beyond the local congregation, (overseen by elders). We do participate with sister congregations of like faith and practice in joint projects and missions.
3. Who is in charge of Dade City Christian Church?
Answer: It is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the head of the Church. (Ephesians 1:22-23) Jesus has called a few men as elders and minister to oversee the body of Christ at Dade City Christian Church.
4. Can anyone take communion (Lord’s Supper) at Dade City Christian Church?
Answer: We believe in open communion (Lord’s Supper) at Dade City Christian . However, we require that a person have made a decision to become a Christian before taking communion (Lord’s Supper). We serve communion (Lord’s Supper) every Sunday (Acts 20:7). You do not have to be a member to partake of communion (Lord’s Supper).
5. How is the Church supported?
Answer: We are supported solely by the tithes and love gifts (voluntarily) of our members as well as others who regularly attend.
6. Do I have to be baptized by immersion?
Answer: We believe that when an individual has made the decision to accept Jesus Christ (faith, repentance, confession, baptism) that immersion is a part of the New Testament plan of salvation. (Acts 2:38) We believe this is an essential we must all agree upon.
7. Do I need a letter from another Church proving I am already an immersed believer?
Answer: We do not require such a document. We simply ask the individual to publicly reaffirm the “Good Confession” found in Matthew 16:16.