Greendale Chapel Church
17468 Rich Valley Rd., Abingdon, VA

Doctrinal Statement

Church Mission

  • Evangelization of lost sinners, Mark 16:15
  • Edification of the saints, Colossians 2:7
  • Equipping of the servants, Ephesians 4:11-12

Statement of Faith

We Believe ...

THE BIBLE is God's Holy Word, inerrant, infallible preserved for us today. Its truth is eternal and its message is relevant for the church today. 

THAT GOD  exists in three distinct persons who are the same in  nature but distinctive in functions: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit (Tri-Unity).                                     

THAT MAN is created in the image of God, yet he is fallen in his sinfulness.

THAT JESUS CHRIST,  the eternal Son of God was born of a virgin, literally rose from the dead and ascended to  heaven, is undiminished deity and perfect humanity permanently united in  one person. It was through His sacrificial death on  the cross that He removed once and for all the barrier of sin between  God and man. 

SALVATION  is the unearned gift from God to anyone who will receive in dependence the provision that Christ's death, burial and  resurrection is the sufficient and necessary requirement for eternal life. 

THE HOLY SPIRIT  is a person who permanently indwells every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides every believer with  gifts for service and with the fullness of God's power to make him adequate for living. As a person acts in dependence upon the  Spirit, he will progressively grow into maturity. 

THE LOCAL CHURCH is an assembly of believers who voluntarily join themselves together to carry out the great command found in Acts 1:8. 

THE ORDINANCES are to be observed commemorating Christ's works for the church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is practiced by individuals as a symbolic expression of personal identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. The Lord's Supper is practiced corporately as a symbolic reminder of His provision for salvation for the church. 

CHRIST'S RETURN - We  believe in the pre-millenial pre-tribulation rapture of Jesus Christ.  We believe Christ will rapture the church  before the Tribulation and will return with those who are saved for the final battle after the tribulation. 

Church Organization

Christ-Centered  -- Everything at Our Church is geared around our mission to "prepare people to meet the Lord." It is our  desire to carry out the Great Command and the focus of every Ministry is to see souls saved and lives changed. 

Pastor-Led -- The Pastor of our church leads by example. He sets the vision and spiritual tone of the church. 

Deacons -- A God-ordained office.  The Deacons help the pastor in decisions he must make concerning the  ministry. 

Members Involved -- Our Church offers a variety of opportunities for its members to get involved in service and church life from lay leaders to volunteers. 

Church Membership

  • By Profession of Faith and Baptism - If you will receive Jesus Christ as  your personal Savior and follow Him in baptism by immersion, we welcome  you into the fellowship. 
  • By Letter - Those whose current membership is elsewhere, should God direct you  here, we will be pleased to welcome you into our church family. We will  happily take care of the appropriate details of  transferring your membership. 
  • By Statement - In the event that church records are not available for transfer of membership, or if you are presently a member of another denomination, we will accept you upon your statement of faith.