frequently asked questions

Thank you for your interest in Islands Community Church. We understand that anytime someone is looking for a church home there will be questions. We have taken the time to answer some frequently asked questions below. If the information provided does not answer all of your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or via email.
What do you believe?
Our church is fundamental in its biblical conviction and practice. We believe and practice the traditional and historical Bible teachings of the Christian faith.
As Christ-followers we believe the following:
  • The Bible is our sole authority.
  • We believe in the autonomy or self governing of the church.
  • No man needs an intercessor or priest to approach God on their behalf.
  • Every believer can come boldly to God through Jesus Christ.
  • There are two ordinances of the church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ.
  • We believe in the separation of church and state.
  • We believe in two offices of the church: pastor/elder and deacon.
  • It is our belief that the membership of the church is to be a saved membership.
How is the leadership of the church structured?
Ultimately, Christ is the head of the church. The pastor is the “overseer” and “shepherd.” The pastor prayerfully seeks God’s direction in the leading of the church. The pastor is assisted by and meets regularly with his fellow under-shepherds, the elders, who are men selected from among and affirmed by the church.
Do you have contemporary or traditional church services?
We are a church with traditional values. We believe the Bible is relevant and is the foundation upon which our church is built. We sing traditional hymns and contemporary songs which contain not only Bible doctrine but also prepare our hearts for the preaching of the Word of God.
We believe our services are to be Scriptural, putting the focus on glorifying God and not man.
Does it matter what church I attend?
People often choose a church based on the appearance of the building, the friendliness of the people, or the programs that are offered. As important as these qualities are, other qualities surpass them all . . . First and foremost, the church you choose should hold to the fundamentals of the Christian faith: the inspiration and authority of the Bible and Jesus’ virgin birth, eternal deity, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and literal return. Bible-teaching churches of all varieties hold these primary beliefs as essential truths.