About Us

We are a simple church doing the ordinary things Jesus commanded us to do. We make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ by teaching people how to live according to the teachings of Jesus.

We are all about restoration.

When we see an old rusty vehicle with scratches, dents, and bumps, we often think that vehicle is worthless.  However, a person with an interest in classic cars may look at the worn vehicle and see a treasure that can be restored. Sometimes our lives have plenty of rust, scratches, dents, and bumps, and we often allow our circumstances and our choices to make us feel worthless. 

God looks at our lives with our rust, bumps, scratches, and dents, and He still sees us as a treasure. He loves us so much that He gave us the sacrifice of His Son. He longs to redeem us from that old junkyard of living for sin and self and restore us to a new and life-giving relationship with Him. 

We at Garage Church want to encourage you & walk beside you as you become a living restoration to God. Having a right relationship with God motivates us toward good stewardship in every area of life. Life is just much better when we join God in His plan for us!

OUR BELIEFS

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections.

Gen. 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.

As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, seals, and sets apart believers unto a holy life; that He keeps and empowers believers day by day; that He is the Teacher of the Word of God and the Guide for daily living.

2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; 
Eph. 1:13; Gal. 5:25; Eph 5:18

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person was created for a relationship with God, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This depraved attitude separates people from the relationship that God intended for us to have with Him. 

We believe that (a) man was created innocent and pure, and (b) Adam fell through the sin of disobedience.  Therefore, (c) all men are corrupted in body, soul, and spirit; and (d) all men need redemption. 

Only through faith, trusting in Christ alone for salvation which was made possible by His death and resurrection, can that separation be removed.

 Gen. 1:27; Psa. 8:3-6; Isa. 53:6a; Rom. 3:23; Is. 59: 1, 2

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. 

John 10:29; 2 Tim. 1:12;Heb. 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Pet. 1:3-5

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

We believe in (a) His eternal existence as God, (b) His Incarnation and Virgin Birth, (c) His sinless life (d) His death on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sins, (e) His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead, (f) His present ministry of intercession in heaven, and (g) His personal, future return to earth.

Matt. 1:22, 23; Isa. 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14, 15; 1 Cor. 15:3, 4; 
Rom. 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14, 15; Tit. 2: 13

About the Bible

JThe Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. The Bible is the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Ps. 119:105, 160; 12:6; Prov. 30:5

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must receive it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

We believe that (a) salvation is by grace, a free gift of God apart from works, (b) salvation involves repentance, a turning from one’s own way to God’s way, (c) salvation is through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, (d) all who receive Jesus Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become the children of God, and (e) true salvation will be manifested by a changed life.

Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in unison with Him is eternal life in heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

We believe (a) in the personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth, (b) in the bodily resurrection of the just to the eternal abode in the glory of God’s presence, and (c) in the bodily resurrection of the unjust to judgment and everlasting punishment in the lake of fire.

John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23;Rev. 20:15; Matt. 1:8; 2:44, 46

OUR VALUES

We value Biblical authority. 

The Bible is the foundation on which everything else is built. We will protect and proclaim the truth. 

We value authenticity. 

We are real people with real struggles, and we are learning to manage life according to God’s design. We help one another overcome our struggles and effectively deal with life’s challenges.

We value meaningful worship. 

Corporate worship is part of our gatherings and is the result of our private worship. 

We value redeeming relationships. 

When we spend time together we will encourage one another toward a Christ-centered lifestyle. Our gatherings will be a safe place of worship for the whole family. We see people as gifts from God and not resources.   

We value personal development. 

We all have room for growth in our lives, so we will consistently promote personal growth through Biblical teaching and small groups that develop community.

We value prayer.

We see prayer as communicating with God for the purpose of getting His will done on earth.

We value growth by multiplication. 

When God changes our lives, we tell people about Him. Multiplication means that we constantly change the way we do ministry. We do whatever it takes to effectively reach our community for Christ.

Thomas and Dian Glover

In 2015 Thomas and Dian Glover were sent by Lake Valley Community Church as local missionaries and joined the Garage Church. They are long-time residents of Hot Springs, where Thomas works at Keith Smith Company while also pastoring the Garage Church. They have two sons and two grandchildren. The Garage Church was planted in 2010 by Mike and Deby Prince, along with volunteers David and LaDonna Roshto. The church has grown due to the leadership of Mike and Deby, the care and labor of the volunteers/members, and the support of many prayer warriors.

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