Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life and that more abundantly." (John 10:10) It is a life overflowing with the mercy and grace of God, an abundant relationship with Jesus Christ, full of Godly purpose. And, it is a God-ordained lifestyle for every believer, supplied in abundant measure with all things that pertain to life and godliness. Are you overflowing?

Overflow Church is a loving, Spirit-filled environment. A place to worship freely, learn and grow in Biblical understanding, as well as connect with people who truly love God. You will feel loved too! Join us, for one of our many weekly opportunities for the whole family. Our worship schedule is posted, and while you're here, check out the rest of our website. It is loaded with all the details of Overflow Church! We are sincerely happy that you have found our site! It is our desire to be a blessing and to be examples of Jesus! If you live in the Battle Creek area, come visit us! You are most welcome!

The Foundations of Overflow Church

Grace

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Mankind is incapable of saving itself and is totally dependent upon God for its salvation. God has provided that salvation through the work of His Son, Jesus, on the cross. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Grace is God's Divine Influence upon our lives, through which we obtain salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. By grace our mindsets, attitudes, behaviors, and habits will change to reflect those of our Savior, resulting in a holy lifestyle. (Titus 2:11-12)

It is through faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ and His cross, the shedding of His blood, that we receive grace. By that grace, we are reconciled. (Colossians 1:19-20) 

 

Love

It is the motivation of God for His dealings with men. (John 3:16)

It is upon love that the commandments of God are founded. (Matthew 22:37-40) 

Love is the motivation for every ministry of the church. To love God with all that is in us and to love our neighbor as ourselves is the highest call. Jesus set the standard of love expressed. (John 15:12-13)

 

Word

We believe the Bible, in its entirety, to be the revelation of God to man. We believe it is true and inerrant, as God intended it to be presented. We believe the New Testament to be the witness of the covenant of grace we have received in Jesus, and the church must form its doctrine and government from this covenant. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Every believer should read, meditate upon and pray over the written Word of God in a consistent manner, in order to become a reflection of it in his or her daily life.  (2 Timothy 2:15)

The Bible records the promises of God, and each believer is wise to know and pursue them.

 

Power

Along with His Word, God has given us the infilling and indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, to empower us to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8), to glorify Jesus and teach us what He has spoken (John 16:13-14), and to grant us the Gifts of the Spirit to edify the church. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

 

Community

Coming into a relationship with Jesus establishes us as part of His church. We become citizens of the Kingdom of God and each of us a part of the body of Christ. Each believer adds their part to the whole for the good of the whole. (1 Corinthians 1:12)

The Bible declares that we are a community and that we ought to come together often for the purposes of worship, prayer, discipleship, service, and encouragement. (Hebrews 10:24-25, Colossians 3:15-17)

As the body of Christ, we have the duty and privilege to reach out with the message of the Gospel, as we attempt to meet the spiritual and tangible needs of people.  (Matthew 25:37-40)