About the Church in Lafayette
The church in Lafayette, Indiana warmly welcomes you. We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior. He is the most excellent and enjoyable Person. We love Him and endeavor to give Him the first place in all things. We rejoice to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus, God's Son, born again of the Father's divine life, and filled with the Holy Spirit.We highly treasure the Holy Bible as God's revelation of Himself and of His eternal purpose. We hold the common faith which is revealed in the Bible and is common to all genuine believers. As is true of all believers in Christ, we are members of His one Body, the church. In order to practice the oneness of the Body with all the Christians in Lafayette, we meet as the church in Lafayette. We are in fellowship with over 2,000 local churches worldwide to express the one Body of Christ.
History of the Church
The Lord’s genuine testimony has existed in Lafayette, since 1989. Through prayer and fellowship in the Body of Christ, there is a burdened for the further building up and strengthening of the church as the Lord’s testimony here.Over the last 25 years, the believers with open homes have labored here and borne remaining fruit, particularly from the campus. A number of international students and scholars have been saved and have gone on to bear responsibility in churches around the globe. The church here in Lafayette, IN. focuses on small group meetings and home meetings during the weekdays so that all the believers can function as the members of the Body of Christ. We also come together on Tuesday night for prayer and on the Lord’s Day morning to participate in the Lord’s table (I Corinthians 10:21) and to practice speaking the wonderful truth of the Word of God. All of us here have the desire to stand as “the testimony of Jesus” (Revelation 19:10) in this locality, and especially to spread “the gospel of the kingdom” (Matthew 24:14), so that the Lord Jesus can return to receive His prepared bride and to end this age. Although the increase of the believers has historically been from the Purdue campus, and this has been profitable for the Lord’s interests, the desire today is for the Lord to have an increase from beyond just the campus. Our prayer is that the Lord would reap a harvest of “typical Americans” from the communities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, as well as the Purdue campus, and that many more could be brought into the church life and become normal functioning members in the Lord’s Body.