Discipleship Training @ 10:00
Social Time @ 10:40
Worship Services @ 11:00
Who we are:
We know that Scotland County doesn't need another church. But... what it does need is a different kind of church! That's our hope for Transcending Church! We are doing our best to go beyond the status quo and fulfill the call of discipleship in being obedient to God’s Word in sound teaching and equipping the saints for ministry.
We are a biblically based, Gospel centered Church and can be described as reformed, orthodox, evangelical and baptist with a "come as you are" attitude. For more info see our “ABOUT” tab.
What we Teach
We believe the Bible to be the written revelation of God, complete and sufficient in all respects. We believe the Scriptures to be “God-breathed” and therefore fully authoritative in and of themselves; they rely for their authority upon no church, council, or creed, but are authoritative simply because they are the Word of God. The Scriptures, as they embody the very speaking of God, partake of His authority and His power.
We believe in one true and eternal God, unchanging, unchangeable. We believe God is the Creator of all that exists in heaven and in earth. The God who is described in the Bible is unique; He is unlike anyone or anything else in the entire universe. God has all power, all knowledge, all wisdom, and is due all glory, honor and praise. All that comes to pass does so at the decree of God. All things will, in the end, result in the glory of God.
We believe the Bible teaches that there is but one being of God, yet there are three Persons who share this one being of God: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Each Person is fully and completely God, each is described in Scripture as possessing the attributes of God. The Father, Son, and Spirit have eternally existed in the relationship described by the term “Trinity.”
God’s Plan of Redemption
We believe that man was created in the image of God. Man rebelled against His Creator, and fell into sin. As a result, man became spiritually dead, totally unwilling and indeed incapable of seeking after God. God, from eternity past, having foreordained all things, joined a certain people to Christ Jesus, so that He might redeem them from their sin and in so doing bring glory to Himself. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died in the place of this elect people, providing full and complete forgiveness of sins by His death upon the cross of Calvary. No other work can provide for forgiveness of sins, and no addition can be made to the completed and finished work of Christ.
We believe that God, in His sovereign grace and mercy, regenerates sinful men by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by any action of their own, bringing them to new life. God grants to them the gifts of faith and repentance, which they then exercise by believing in Christ and turning from their sins in love for God. As a result of this faith, based upon the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, God justifies or makes righteous the one who believes. God’s gift of faith, and the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the elect, will result in good works. These good works flow from true, saving faith; they are a necessary result of faith, but are not to be considered necessary to the gaining of justification, which is by God’s grace through faith alone, so that no man can boast.
We believe Jesus Christ established His Church, which is made up of all the elect of God. His Church, as an obedient bride, listens to His Word as found in the Bible. All who believe in Christ are placed in His body, the Church. The local expressions of the Church are very important, and each believer should be actively involved in such a fellowship.
The Return of Christ
We believe that Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. This promise is found throughout the inspired Scriptures. Until His return, believers are to live lives that bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. The Church is to be busy doing the work of evangelism and discipleship, proclaiming the pure, uncompromised Gospel of Christ by teaching the Word of God.
Our Pastor and His Wife
Pastor Jon Pruitt . After being in the ministry for nearly 2 decades, he has seen and experienced many things within the church and feels that the church (for the most part) has lost sight of what the true mission of Christ is. With this in mind, Jon, with his Wife Amanda and several others, including Elder Robert, felt led to start Transcending Church in the summer of 2014! They understand that the church needs to fulfill the Great Commission and should be disciples making disciples for the benefit of God's Kingdom, with sound doctrine and the Gospel being preached.
Our Church Elder and His Wife
Elder Robert Hairr has been in the ministry for several years and was ordained in the summer or 2014 as a Preacher of the Gospel. He and his wife Barbara have a perfectly matched passion to reach those who need Christ! Their mentorship and dedication have been vital to the ministry at Transcending Church as a whole and especially to our youth. Together they have been true examples and living proof of disciples making disciples!
Our Children's Ministry Team
Joy Davis, Tracie Leviner, and Barbara Hairr help us head up our Children's Ministry at Transcending Church. With a fun loving spirit and big hearts, they use their talents to help the kids stay excited, grow, and learn about God on their level! They are helping us raise up the next godly generation of disciples making disciples!
17061 Barnes Dr.
Laurinburg, NC 28351