Our Beliefs

Our Approach

Immerse Church is a body of believers which seeks to glorify God through worship. We believe this includes prayer, fellowship, Bible teaching and preaching, and being submitted to the lordship of Christ in all aspects of life. We meet together during the week to be empowered and encouraged to go forth and glorify God in our homes, workplaces, and communities. We believe in the power of the Gospel of Christ to radically change lives and grow God's Kingdom. Come as you are in jeans, shorts, suits, dresses, flip-flops or combat boots. Bring your tattoos, piercings, black, white, brown skin or any color in between! Here at Immerse we recognize that God's children come in all colors, shapes and sizes! Come celebrate God's goodness with us and join us as we seek to love one another, grow together, and serve God hand in hand to the glory of Jesus' name!

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to reach those who are far from God with the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that All authority has been given to Christ in heaven and on earth, and that we are to go forth by His authority, in His name, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us. It is our goal to empower believers to deliver a message of hope to the hopeless, and to provide people with a safe environment to come and learn God's way of doing life. Our desire is to see our brothers and sisters grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and develop into disciples and disciple makers that instill God's way of life into our community.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and it alone embodies the complete canon of Scripture. The Word of God is eternal and unbroken. We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord, Christ Jesus as God the Son. Jesus is God incarnate, and was manifest in human flesh. We believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. We believe in the vicarious atoning death of Jesus, who died on the cross so that we might have eternal life - offering Himself up as the perfect sacrifice for sinful man. We believe that Christ is the risen savior who rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. We believe in salvation by grace alone, through faith alone. This is a free gift from God given to all who believe in the Son, Jesus, the Christ. We believe that all who are given this gift become indwelt by God the Holy Spirit and by His power are able to follow Christ and make Him the Lord of our lives. We follow the example of Jesus Christ in baptism by immersion as a representation of our death to sin and resurrection in Christ into eternal salvation. Ref: Num 23:16-19 John 1:1-14 2nd Tim 3:15-17 Deut 6:4-5 Matt 28:19-20 Mark 12:28-31 1stJohn 5:7 Isaiah 9:6-7 John 5:22-23; 8:54-58; 10:30 Isaiah 7:14 Matt 1:18-23 Romans 5:6-10 1stThess 5:9-10 Acts 1:8-11 Romans 8:1-17 Romans 8:31-35 Matt 16:21-26 John 3:16-19; 14:6 Acts 4:12 Romans 10:9-13 Ephesians 2:4-9 1stJohn 5:9-12 NASB / ESV  /Constitution of Immerse Church 2018, September Rev 0 Page 2

Who We Are

Immerse Church is a Christian church in Batesburg, SC. We meet every Sunday at 10am, and throughout the month we get together in small groups, mens events, womens events, youth activities and ministries.

Affiliations

In 2007 Immerse Church was started as a church plant by our sister church, Center Pointe Community Church in Lexington, SC. We continue to share a close relationship with that church and work to support their ministries.

Immerse Church is not controlled by any particular denomination. We believe that experiencing a personal relationship with God is more important than man-made rules and rituals, or the type of clothes you wear. We have people at Immerse Church that have come from many different denominations in the past. Even though no denomination has authority over our church, we have gratefully received help over the years from the national and state Southern Baptist Conventions, and we support them in turn through their Cooperative Program. Also we generally hold the same convictions expressed by the Southern Baptist Convention in its statement of beliefs. Even so, Immerse Church is autonomous (acting independently), and governs itself under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our church is responsible to select its own leaders, adopt its own bylaws, set its own budget, determine its own policies, and launch its own ministries as our people discern the Will of God expressed in Scripture. If you're looking for a place where authentic people share a real relationship with God, we would love to meet you at Immerse Church.

Core Values

#1 – BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES
Teaching families how to do it GODS WAY.

“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise; if you honor your father and mother, things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth. Fathers do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:1-4 (NLT)

#2 – BUILDING DISCIPLE MAKERS
Teaching people from God's word how to be a follower and a witness of Jesus Christ.

"Jesus came and told his disciples, 'I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"

Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)

#3 – BUILDING AN ACCEPTING AND ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS
Fellowship in a friendly and caring atmosphere

"Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)

#4 – BUILDING COMMUNITY SERVANTS
Encouraging others by being a servant.

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother and sister in need but shows no compassion-how can God's love be in that person? Dear Children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”

1 John 3:16-18 (NLT)

#5 – BUILDING AN EXCITEMENT TO LEARN SCRIPTURE
Making God's word useable and understandable.

“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17