What We Believe

 As God’s people of the Albion Evangelical Free Church, our mission is to strive to fulfill, with excellence, both the Great Commandment -- Loving God and Loving Others and the Great Commission –winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them up in that faith and equipping them to minister to others.

We seek to accomplish this by Gods' grace by emphasizing..

  • Worship
    • By praising and honoring God together and privately in song, word, prayer and deed.
  • Fellowship
    • By actively caring for one another within the church, and developing relationships of depth and substance.
  • Evangelism
    • By corporately and personally presenting the truth of Jesus Christ so that all who hear either trust Christ or move closer to trusting Christ.
  • Discilpeship
    • By developing relationships of encouragement and accountability through which spiritual gifts can be discovered and developed and through which spiritual disciplines can be learned and practiced.
  • Training
    • By developing capabilities in various ministry skills; using those skills to server in the community and within the church.


We are a believers’ church— membership consists of those who have a personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Fellowship and ministry opportunities here are based solely on one’s personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and trusting in Him alone for salvation. Membership requires commitment to sound doctrine as expressed in our Statement of Faith. However, a person is not excluded from membership because he or she does not agree on every fine point of doctrine. There is allowance for legitimate differences of understanding in some areas of doctrine.

Our church is evangelical — we are committed to the inerrancy and authority of the Bible and the essentials of the gospel.

We have deep convictions based on the authority of God’s Word, but we do not draw battle lines over minor points. Nor do we make minor issues of doctrine a test of fellowship in the local church. We believe in separated living and personal holiness, but we are not separatists.

Our church embraces a humble orthodoxy in partnership with others of like faith. We believe in the spiritual unity of the Church though not necessarily in structural union. We join with other Christians and other denominations of like, precious faith in common goals and ministries to accomplish the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. But we believe that there is strength in diversity and that it is important to preserve our distinctness. We recognize that union in structure does not guarantee unity of spirit. Our foremost concern is maintaining the unity of spirit with our Lord, with each other and with other Christians.

Our church believes in Christian freedom with responsibility and accountability. We believe in Christian liberty, but freedom always has its limitations. We seek to balance grace with accountability. We encourage our people to be responsible, godly men, women and young people who desire to live under the control of the Holy Spirit in obedience to the principles and precepts of God’s Word, and in harmony with God’s will for life as revealed in the Scriptures.

Our church believes in both the rational and relational --the head and the heart, dimensions of Christianity. We believe the Scriptures must be applied to our individual lives with warmth of heart, warmth of message and warmth of concern. We believe it is essential to have solid, biblical content in our doctrinal understanding of faith, but it is equally important to have a dynamic, vital relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son and to live by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sound Christian doctrine must be coupled with dynamic Christian experience. Ours is a ministry of love and spiritual reconciliation.

Our church affirms the right of each local church to govern its own affairs with a spirit of inter-dependency with other churches. We are committed to a congregational form of government. Strong pastoral leadership coupled with discerning and well-equipped Christian lay people can produce spiritual growth as well as significant church growth.

We are a part of a movement of churches committed to working with one another in order to fulfill the Great Commission in the United States and abroad. This is only possible when there are strong ties with other Free churches, with local district organizations and with the national EFCA ministries.

If you have questions please call any time 320.286.5442.