Article I: NAME
The name of the Church as originally incorporated on August 26, 1916 has been The Union Protestant Church of Brunswick Gardens, Old Bridge, Madison Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The Church was also known as the Brunswick Gardens Union Church or Chapel.
Article II: AFFILIATION
This Church is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, Bible Believing, Christ centered local expression of evangelical Christianity and such, has become affiliated with the fellowship of similar church congregations and missionary endeavor known as the Gospel Mission Corps, INC and the American Rescue Workers (June 1980).
Article III: AIMS AND PURPOSES
The aim and purpose of this church include the worship of Almighty God, the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as set forth in the Bible. The upbuilding of the Kingdom of God and the Salvation of souls both in Brunswick Gardens section of Old Bridge and wherever else in the earth opportunities open to us to witness for the Lord and to share in the outreach of the Gospel and the Support of God's servants on other mission fields at home and abroad, in the immediate and surrounding community and to the far corners of the world.
Article IV: DOCTRINE
A. The congregation acknowledges the Holy Scriptures as the revealed Word of God, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe therefore that the Bible is the only necessary, sufficient, infallible rule and standard of
Faith and practice, accept such as our supreme and final authority for our doctrine and life. (II Timothy 2:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)
B. We believe there is only One Living and True Almighty God, Eternally existing in Thee Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the same in substance and equal in Power and Glory; thus we acknowledge the Unity and Trinity of the Godhead. (Matt 28:19 Cor 13:14 John 5:7)
C. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only Begotten Son of God and that he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; that He is True God and True Man and such He lived the Perfect, Sinless Life. We recognize Jesus Christ as the Promised
Messiah ant the Only Mediator between God and mankind. (Isa 7:4 & 9:6 John 1:1-2, 14 & 41 I Tim 2:5)
D. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on a Cross at Calvary for our sins. according to the Scriptures, as a Representative and Substitutionary Sacrifice and that all who repent of their sins and from the heart believe on Him thus receiving Him by Faith as a personal Saviour are thereby justified on the grounds of His own shed blood, biblically speaking this includes regeneration by the Holy Spirit, redemption from sin, conversion to Christ, being saved by His Grace and is what Jesus called being "born again". (John 1:12, 3:3 & 7;
Acts 16:30-31; 20:21 & 28; Rom 5:8-9)
E. We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension to Heaven, in His presence there as our High Priest and Advocate. The only Mediator between God and man and we anticipate the visible return of Christ to gather His saved and sanctified people -- His Church -- eternally unto Himself. This is known as the "rapture". We recognize that the Bible teachers that Heaven in the place Christ is preparing for the home of the redeemed, and that those who are lost and persist in rejecting the gracious salvation that Christ freely offers, will inevitably find that their continued state of lost will lead to eternity without God known as Hell. (John 14:1-6; Acts 1:9-11; I Tim 2:3-6; Rev 22:7, 11-15, 17 & 20)
F. We believe in the vital ministry of the Holy Spirit, convicting of sin, applying the Blood of Christ to the repentant sinner, instructing the humble heart and mind in the truth of the Word of God. Leading and guiding the believer according to God's Will for his or her life, cleansing the heart, indwelling all Christians and filling the temple of the life that is completely surrendered and consecrated to the Lord. We recognize that the Bible teaches and God has provided by the sufficiency of His grace that those whom Jesus justifies, He is also to sanctify those who are saved are called unto holiness. That the full Gospel commands and makes available the privilege of being born of the Spirit and baptized
by the Spirit. May we all know, not in theory only, but in reality, personal death to sin and self, and victorious abundant life in Christ here and now. (John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:4-5, & 8; 9:17; 11:16-17 & 24; IIThess. 4:3, 7-8).
G. We believe in the necessity of such a relationship with God and in the reality of communication between Him and His children through the means of worship,k prayer, praise, fellowship, and the study and meditation of the Scriptures. The importance of prayer and the use of the bible must have significant prominence in our personal and family life and in the entire program of the church. We find both precept and example the vitality of such in the lives of God's servants in the Old and New Testaments, throughout the history of Christianity in all ages, and particularly in the perfect life of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Himself. (Matt. 4:10; 6:5-15; Luke 4:4; 18:1; 19:46; IIThess. 5:17).
Article V: MEMBERSHIP
Any Bible-believing Christian may become a member of this church; salvation by faith in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior is the basic requirment for membership in the family of God, and therefore, of necessity as being a member of this local congregation of the redeemed. Nevertheless, it is understood that anyone is welcome to attend the public services conducted by the church. However, believers who are a regular part of the assembly shall be encouraged to identify themselves as active consitituents of the church, and believers who, because of old-age, illness, or some other legitimate reasons, or who may be serving on some distant missionary field, but who are in some definite way connected with this congregation, shall be considered as important adjuncts of the church. Applicants for regular and full membership
should declare their intentions before the church assembled; recommendation to the congregation, or by re-affirmation of faith, as well as by first-time conversion and believer's baptism, new members will be required to attend at least one of the weekly services. failure to abide by this ruling, such member will forfiet their voting rights and be placed on the inactive list.
Duties of members shall include the following:
1. They shall lead a Christian life and live in charity, humility and peace, endeavoring to edify one another in our holy faith, through admonition, consultation, and encouragement. they shall promote the unity and welfare of the congregation.
2. They shall diligently and prayerfully read and study the Word of God, keep the Lord's Day holy, regularly and reverently attend the public services and meetings of the church, and also practice private and family worship--this that they may themselves grow in grace, and that the Kingdom of God may be advanced and His holy name glorified.
3. It shall further be the duty of members, particularly all parents, to provide for the Christian education and training of the children and youth.
4. It shall further be the duty of every member to contribute according to his or her ability to the support of the church and to other necessary objects of Christian work, at home or abroad.
5.If a member neglects any of the above duties, it shall be the duty of the pastor, deacons, and/or other officers to give timely warning and admonition. If any member thus warned and admonished shall persist in willfully absenting himself or herself from, or despising the public services, or neglects the Christian education of his or her children, and disregards the other scriptural requirements of this document, such a one shall find his or here membership status in jeopardy. After due process with biblical discipline, if repentance and readjustment are not the result, the person shall not be permitted to remain as a member. A person thus excluded shall have his or her name removed from the membership list and shall thereby lose the rights and privileges of membership in the organization. nevertheless, all efforts should be patiently and consistently used to bring about restoration if possible, and anyone who has been excluded from actual membership, shall not be discouraged or forbidden from attending the Gospel meetings.
Mission Statement will be posted soon.
Still have a lot more to do on the site.
Our job as a Church is to equip the body with all of the tools that they would need to effectively reach the lost in the mission field and send them out to a lost and dying World to preach the Good News. To proclaim that Salvation has come to those who ask for it in the Name of Jesus Christ.