755 Grand Ave
Marion, IA 52302

About Us

Who are we

We are a group of born-again Christians that seek to spread the good news of salvation throughout the community. We pray that through our efforts, individuals will see their need of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and come to know Him as their Savior.

Our meetings and classes are held with respect and reverence for our Lord. No collections will be taken at our meetings.

What We Believe


  • Use the Bible—God’s inspired Word—as the only authority for Scriptural truth. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Believe in salvation by grace alone for the forgiveness of sins. (Ephesians 2:8–9)
  • Believe that we can never lose our salvation. (John 10:28–29)
  • Believe in water baptism by immersion and only for believers in Christ (baptism does not save). (1 Peter 3:21)
  • Practice the observance of the Lord’s Supper weekly. (1 Corinthians 11:2–26; Acts 20:7)
  • Believe in the headship of Christ and the practice of headship in our gatherings. (1 Corinthians 11:2–15)

Our Message

We preach the gospel(good news) as it is found in the Bible and nothing more.

According to God's Word, we are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and deserve to go to hell (Romans 6:23). Northing we do whether it be going to church, baptism, giving to the church or living a 'good' life can get us to heaven (Isaiah 64:6). "For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

So if we can't do anything, how can we be in heaven when we die? Jesus says that HE is the way (John 14:6) and HE is the door (John 10:9). We simply have to truly believe that "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and he was buried and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and that "the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)

Because Christ took our punishment (Isaiah 53:5), the only thing that we must do is trust in the power of His sacrifice. (Hebrews 9:26).

We believe that a person can be eternally secure.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

The Bible teaches that everlasting life is something that can be obtained right now, through God's Son alone. Once we have God's gift of eternal life, nothing can take it away.

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. (John 10:28-29)

Our Leadership

The leadership of the church features servant leaders called elders. According to the Bible in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 2, those who lead must be of good moral character, able to teach the Bible and care for the people of the church. These leaders are ultimately responsible for the doctrine taught, pastoral care and the use of funds.

Our Meetings

Breaking of Bread
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

Every Sunday we gather to remember the Lord Jesus and obey His command- "this do in remembrance of me" This is the privilege of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and Lord and who have been baptised by immersion as believers . Our minds and hearts are set on The Lord Jesus and what He has done for us at Calvary. We remember the one which we can say of personally "The Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me."
In all the gatherings of the Christians who meet at the hall, it is the men who audibly participate - this is in obedience to clear Biblical instruction concerning women found. (1 Corinthians 14:34)

Ministry meeting(s) are often held and they are a teaching meeting for the "edification, exhortation and comfort" (1 Corinthians 14:3) of the saints. This meeting usually lasts between 30-60 minutes where those who have an exercise will read a portion from the Bible and teach its context, meaning and apply it to our daily lives.

Sunday School
The Sunday School is specifically designed for children 3 and older. The Sunday School takes place while ministry meeting is being held upstairs. The session starts with singing Bible-based children's songs for about 20 minutes. After that, each child will head to his/her class. Classes are divided by age group.

Each Sunday, students will learn a new Bible verse and then listen to a Bible lesson. Students earn points every week by attending, bringing a Bible, quoting previously learned Bible verses and bringing a friend or parent. These points can be used to "buy" prizes found in our Prize Cabinet!

The Gospel meeting generally begins by singing hymns and is followed by two or more speakers. Each speaker will read from the Bible and preach God's way of salvation. Each message presents:
1. The Problem -- "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)
2. The Result -- "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23)
3. The Solution -- "For Christ also has suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust" (1 Peter 3:18)

Prayer/Bible Reading
We gather to pray as an assembly, in a position of dependency, to Him who is our all in all. The Bible teaches, "In everything by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6) After spending time in prayer, we look at one book from the Bible and study it chapter by chapter in a discussion. The Lord Jesus said, "Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:39)