Welcome!

Hello, and thank you for visiting Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church. We trust tat you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to having you as our guest again soon.

Our congregation is made up of families of all ages who share together in a unique blend of Christian Service. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” – Galatians 6:2,10 (ESV)

Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church is a very caring congregation that strongly believes in reaching out beyond themselves to spread and apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here you will find a warm welcome and ample opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus and His Church.

 

Our Mission:

Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church is exists to Exalt God (1 Peter 2:9), Equip and Edify the Saints (Eph. 4:11-13), and Evangelize the World (Mt. 28:19-20).

 

We Believe:

  • The bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory.
  • The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
  • Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
  • For more on the denominational beliefs and beliefs of the church, please visit: www.mybfc.org and click on “What We Belive”.

 

Core Values:

  1. God’s Presence
    We believe that without God’s presence, we are powerless and can do nothing of eternal value (John 15:5).
  2. Leadership & Church Government
    A plurality of qualified elders and deacons (1 Timothy 3:1-13).
  3. Expositional Preaching & Teaching
    All preaching and teaching centers on Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:28) and His gospel (1 Corinthians 1:23), as we preach through books and texts of Scripture (2 Timothy 4:1-2).
  4. Biblical & Practical Theology
    Providing doctrinal and topical teaching that is biblical and applicable for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
  5. Discipleship
    Promoting intergenerational discipling and mentoring opportunities for all ages (Titus 2:1-10).
  6. Membership & Service
    Encouraging membership in a local body where believers have one mind theologically and use their gifts to build each other up (1 Corinthians 12:1-11).
  7. Fellowship & Love
    Encouraging our body to fulfill the “one-another” passages which include loving, honoring, forgiving, and bearing one another’s burdens (Romans 12:10, 14:19, Galatians 6:2).
  8. Evangelism & World Missions
    Our Lord has charged us to make disciples of all nations, beginning in the neighborhoods to reaching the nations (Matthew 28:18, Acts 1:8).
  9. Prayer
    God’s people must pray and declare our dependence upon him and conform ourselves to His will, along with enjoying a rich relationship with Him (1 Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 26:39, John 15:5).
  10. Christ-Centered Worship
    All of Scripture makes much of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:27), along with worshipping other members of the Trinity (1 Peter 2:9).

 

Our Denomination:

The Bible Fellowship Church denomination, which is strongly evangelical in purpose and effort, is an expanding fellowship of churches united to make disciples of Jesus Christ. It was founded in 1858 and consists today of 63 churches in 7 U.S. states and one in Mexico. In addition to local churches where almost 10,000 people gather for worship each week, we team together in missions with the BFC Board of Missions, church planting with Church Extension, children’s discipleship ministry at Victory Valley Camp in Zionsville, PA; family conferences at Pinebrook Bible Conference in Stroudsburg, PA; and care for seniors at Fellowship Community in Whitehall, PA.