We currently offer several Sunday morning classes for all ages.
In our Nursery, we have a class for ages 0 - 2 years old. Parents are welcome to stay or help if they want.
We also have a class for 3 - 6 years old, a 3rd - 5th Grade class and a combined Junior High / High School class (6th - 12th Grade).
There is also an adult class / Bible study held in the auditorium.
Sunday Evening - there is a devotional/lesson for adults & teens held in the main auditorium. Children are also welcome to attend.
Wednesday Evening - there is a devotional/lesson for adults & teens held in the main auditorium. Children are also welcome to attend.
We have been blessed with a diverse and encouraging Christian family here in Placerville. Our family of believers is
committed to God and His Word (the Bible), as well as to weekly fellowship, study, worship, and constant service to our
Lord. As one brother is fond of putting it, "We just want to be Christians here."
Meeting together every week gives us the chance to edify ("build up") the Body. During our weekly meetings we have
encouraging and worshipful singing, praying, lessons, bible studies, fellowship. Once a month, we share a meal together and encourage inviting friends and family; we love having visitors as our honored guests!
On Sundays, we share the Lord's Supper,
commemorating Christ's body and blood that He gave up in His selfless, atoning sacrifice. This time also provides our
members with an opportunity to give back to the Lord (and to the work of the church) during the offering.
With Christ as our focus, we have the opportunity to reach out to the different communities of El Dorado County,
and we are continually trying to preach a message of joy and salvation through Christ. The main purpose of our outreach
is to do just that, and we have a commission that the Lord Jesus Himself gave in
Matthew 28:19-20, when He said:
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of
Whether you are new to the area, or want to stop in for a visit, we welcome you to join us as our honored guest at any one
of our services during the week. It doesn't matter if you are already a Christian, or maybe could use some personal help.
If we can assist you in any way or if you would like more information about us, please let us know.
Below, you will find our contact information. May God bless you richly, friend.
E-mail us @: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at: 530-622-7350
DIRECTIONS and LOCATION
In Placerville, we are blessed with many capable and God-driven men who are willing to use whatever gifts
the Lord has given them in order to lead our church down Godly paths. These are men who have volunteered to serve our church
with willing hearts. Our weekly worship services are led by different men of the congregation, and we strongly
encourage all of our members to use their particular gifts and actively participate in building up the Church (both
in- and out-of the weekly times of worship). We believe what the Scriptures say about every member having a gift and a
role to play in the Church (Romans 12:4-8). The apostle Paul also spoke about this
in Ephesians 4:11-13 when he said that Christ
"gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors
and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all
reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the
fullness of Christ."
Here are some of the men who bless us with their service and by filling roles of leadership:
is to be a growing family
of believers, committed to God and His Word (the Bible), as well as to each other, and to spiritual maturity
is to reach the
communities of El Dorado County with the Gospel (Matthew 28:19-20).
is to develop
spiritually mature members of Christ's Church (Romans 12:1-8).
is to minister
to people (Galatians 6:1-10).
are to be
committed to God and His Word, to Christ and His Church, to prayer, to ministry, and to growth.
CORE BELIEFS & VALUES
Baptism (which means to be immersed or "buried" in water) is spoken of many times in the New Testament, and we believe
that it is an essential part in the spiritual rebirth of a person who becomes a Christian. On the day of Pentecost,
recorded in Acts chapter 2, Peter speaks to the Jews of his day and
explains to them who Jesus was and the significance of what He did while here on earth. The crowd had a strong
reaction to Peter's message and was convicted by what he was telling them. When asked "What shall
we do?" in response to acknowleding that Jesus was both Lord and Christ, Peter responded to the them and told
them to, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness
of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:36-38). From
this we can infer that baptism, along with repentence, is necessary for the forgiveness of sins and is also expected
as a "prerequisite" for receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul later speaks of this reality when he
reminds the believers of his day that they were "baptized into Christ" (e.g. Rom. 6:3; Gal.
3:27), indicating that if one is in Christ, then he must have already been baptized.
The Gospel accounts also record that Christ Himself was baptized, and if we are to follow His example
(1 Peter 2:21), then why would we omit one of the first things we have record of
Him doing? There is no reason why a follower of Christ would not want to be baptized. When a person comes to
a realization of sin and separation from God, he wants his life to change. When a person has faith that Jesus is the
Christ and the Son of God, that realization is the catalyst for him giving his life to the Lord. He repents of his
sins (Acts 2:38; 17:30; 20:21), confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord
(Romans 10:9-10), and is buried with Christ in baptism (Acts 2:38, Rom. 6:4,
Col. 2:12, 1 Pet. 3:21). This baptism represents the old man being "buried" and the new man being
"resurrected" or brought up, which is analagous to Christ's death and resurrection. In His commission, Jesus
instructed His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything He had commanded
them. How were they to "make disciples"? By "baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit," Jesus said in Matthew 28:19. Therefore,
baptism is an essential part of our Christian walk.
We believe that the Holy Bible is the divinely-inspired Word of God. We acknowledge that the Bible was written by different
men, but also believe that it was inspired by God and acts as His written revelation to mankind. In it, you will find a
main purpose: to inform mankind about who God is and what His plan of salvation is. God's Word (the Bible) is comprised of a
diverse spectrum of literary styles, such as: historical accounts and records, poetry, proverbs, prophecy, letters,
and other genres of writing. As a whole, the Bible (all Scripture) is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and
training in righteousness so that Christians will be equipped for every good work (you can find this idea in
2 Timothy 3:16-17).
In the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), and throughout the entire New Testament, we learn a lot about who Jesus Christ
was, and what He accomplished. We believe everything the Bible says about Him, and here are a few of those things:
Jesus was the Son of God. (Matt. 26:63-64, Mark 1:1; 3:11, Luke 1:35, John 1:34; 11:27;
20:31, Romans 1:4, etc...)
Jesus was God manifest in the flesh. (Phil. 2:5-8, John 1:14; 8:23, 1 John 4:2,
2 John 1:7)
Jesus is the only way to eternal life/salvation. (John 3:16; 3:36; 14:6, 1 Cor. 3:11,
Eph. 4:4-7, 1 Tim. 2:5)
Jesus was the Christ who had been prophesied. (Matt. 16:15-16; 23:10; 26:63-64, John 1:41;
11:25-27; 20:31, Acts 5:42, 17:3; 18:28, etc...)
Jesus was sinless. (Isa. 53:9, Heb. 4:14-15, 1 Peter 2:22-24, 1 John 3:5)
Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised (resurrected) on the third day. (Matt. 27,
Mark 15-16, Luke 23-24, John 19-21, Acts 4:33, etc...)
Jesus' death was the atoning sacrifice for our sins. (Eph. 5:2; 5:25, Phil. 2:8,
1 Tim. 2:5-6, Heb. 9:26, 1 John 2:2; 4:10)
The Trinitarian Nature of God
The Trinity is one of the many mysteries of God and is often a difficult concept to come to terms with or describe.
In Christian orthodoxy, God is one God in essence, authority, and power, and exists as three distinct co-equal parts.
These parts are known as the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). Please note that this
does not mean that we believe in three gods. Rather, the doctrine of the Trinity teaches that there is only one God,
and He exists in three distinct parts. All three share the same divine nature and essence, but interact differently with us.
Although limited, we might consider an analogy to help illustrate the idea of the Trinity. Consider the three physical
states of water. Water is not only a liquid but can also exist as a solid (ice) and a gas (vapor), yet its chemical
composition never changes during any one of its three forms. A water molecule is always composed of two Hydrogens and
one Oxygen. This is a simple and limited analogy, but it might help in better understanding the concept of the Trinity.
Also keep in mind that the word "Trinity" is not found in the Bible, but its concept is. This word has been
adopted by Christians and theologians to summarize the biblical concept of God, difficult as it is to understand.
The Scriptures have many complementary teachings about salvation. We believe everything that the Bible
says about salvation. Here are a few of the key and essential passages related to salvation, in the New Testament:
16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard
through the word of Christ.
36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what
shall we do?"
38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ
for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-- for all whom the Lord our God will call."
8 But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith
we are proclaiming:
9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him
from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess
and are saved.
11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
13 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
1 Corinthians 15:2
2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.
Otherwise, you have believed in vain.