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Lynden, WA
Pastor Dave Edwards
About our Church
Lynden Community Church is a non-denominational, Christ-centered, Bible-believing church. Our purpose is to be growing in the salvation and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to share His love and salvation with others. We are a Community committed to God's Word, to the spread of the gospel at home and in all the world, and to fellowship with one another. We desire to know God's Word and to live it joyfully so that our lives reflect Jesus to all those around us.

The following statement will help you understand the beliefs that serve as a foundation for our church.

1.The Scriptures 
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2.The Triune God 
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3.Jesus Christ 
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

4.Holy Spirit 
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

We believe that God created man in His image, but man fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can he obtain salvation and spiritual life.

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.

7.The Church 
We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. Only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and every local church has the right under Christ to decided and govern its own affairs.

8.Church Ordinances
We believe water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

9.Second Coming of Christ 
We believe in the personal pre-millennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

10.The Resurrection 
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

Values Statement

The following will help you understand a bit about the personality and passion of our church.

We Value…

1. Personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the central passion of life.

2. Spiritual growth as a process of drawing close to Christ and experiencing a genuine life change which flows from the heart.

3. The teaching of the Bible as a penetrating catalyst for spiritual growth.

4. Open, committed relationships with others who love Christ, as the best context for sustained spiritual growth.

5. The privilege of drawing un-churched people into relationship Christ, with care and respect.

6. Team work in the church, as individuals use their gifts for the benefit of the whole, and the glory of God.

7. Creativity and cultural relevance, while staying faithful to the timeless truths of the Bible.

8. Excellence blended with humble authenticity as that which honors God and inspires people.

9. Caring for the people of the church no matter the size of the church.

10. Those who lead our church with spirituality, integrity, wisdom, and humble servanthood.

Statement of Faith
About our Pastor 
Pastor Dave came to us in 2015 with over 22 years of pastoral ministry experience. As a graduate of both Biola University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Dave brings his education, his ministry experience, and his own personal journey together as a Pastor, and author. His life purpose is to pour God's truth into the lives of others in such a way that God renovates from the inside out. The theme of his ministry continues to be the practical teaching and courageous application of eternal Biblical truth to the messiness of real life.
About Us

​Lynden Community Church was founded in 1907 as First Baptist Church of Lynden, and as members of American Baptist Churches USA (ABC). Through the years, we have maintained a strong commitment to solid Evangelical Theology and a very high view of the Inspiration of Scripture. As ABC began to change their standards for member churches, we began to re-evaluate the benefit of our association with ABC. During that re-evaluation period we changed the name of our church from First Baptist Church of Lynden to Lynden Community Church. In 2018 our membership overwhelmingly voted to formally withdraw from membership in ABC. That withdrawal was initiated in May and completed in July of 2018 in a spirit of mutual respect and Christian love. We continue to maintain relationship with a group of solid evangelical churches for the purposes of fellowship, cooperative ministry, and mutual accountability. Out desire is to continue to draw un-churched people into relationship Christ, and to do that with compassionate care and respect.
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