There is but one living and true god, the maker and
preserver of all things. In the unity of this
Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in
eternity, deity and purpose.
About Jesus Christ:
He is the second person in the Godhead, born of the
virgin Mary, was God in human flesh, truly God and truly
man. He suffered, was crucified, dead and buried.
He rose to life the third day, and now is sitting at the
right hand of God and Father. He will return to
judge all men.
About the Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.
He is one with the Father and Son. he is our
Lord's ever present self, indwelling every believer.
He is the inner guide of believers and the enabling
power for Christian service.
God created man in his own image, innocent, morally free
and responsible to choose between good and evil, right
and wrong. By the sin of Adam, man is corrupted in
his very nature, so that from birth he is inclined to
sin. He is unable by his own strength and work to
restore himself to right relationship with God and to
merit eternal salvation.
About the Bible:
The Bible is Gods written word, uniquely inspired by the
holy spirit. It teaches the truth about God, his
one and only son, and everything else necessary for
Christ offered once and for all one perfect sacrifice
for the sins of the world. Salvation comes through
faith in the sacrifice, not by any works which man can
do. However good works are a natural result of
being "Born Again".
About The Sacraments:
Water baptism is a sacrament of the church, and is
symbolic of the new birth. The Lords supper is the
another sacrament, and is a remembrance of the Lords
death on the cross. It is also a sign of the love
and unity that Christians have among themselves.
Attitudes are dispositions
of the mind and spirit that determine the way a person
or group of persons act. Attitudes also display
positive or negative relations towards persons, things,
and ideas. Our church endeavors to demonstrate
helpful attitudes. We want the local community to
see we are believers who truly love one another.
1. Our church is a
witness for Christ in the community. We work in a
spirit of co-operation with the Free Methodist Church
and with the church in general around the world.
2. Our Church is a
place of meaningful worship via bible study, prayer,
sacraments, music, and whatever contributed to orderly
3. Our commitment
is to meet the needs of men, women, youth and children
by teaching the true principles of life as given in the
life and words of the Lord of our Church, Jesus Christ.
4. Our attitude
towards the social needs of the local community is
reflected in our ministries for children, youth and
5. Our Church is
dedicated to growth in spirit, in knowledge and in
6. We respect the
right of persons to give their own ideas to certain
beliefs. In today's world there are many different
shades of Christian beliefs. Our main concern is
to show that our beliefs and daily living go hand in
hand to produce a loving fellowship, not a divisive
7. Our love toward
all believers is reflected in the philosophy of "Open
Communion" as regards sharing the sacraments.
Membership is not a requirement to participate in the
Lords supper or Baptism.
8. Our attitude
toward monetary support of the church reflects the
Biblical teachings which emphasize tithes and offerings.
We do not attempt to access financial support, but trust
the integrity and desire of each member to be involved
in building Christ's Kingdom here on earth.
The Free Methodist Church of
North America is a body of earnest Christians committed
to the will of God as revealed in the Bible. They
are Methodist in doctrine and practice, having broken
off from the old Methodist Episcopal Church in 1860.
The Church is made up of
33 conferences within the bounds of the United States as
well as some in the united Kingdom, Africa, Asia, and
The Bonners Ferry church
is a member of the Columbia River Conference which
includes all of Idaho, eastern Oregon, and Western
Montana. Springs of Living Water
was started in the 1940's by Rev. K.R. Bertholf who was
the first pastor of the church. Our Church has had a history of
growth and community involvement.