WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE
Who we are
Our congregation was organized by the Rev. W.W. Rowe in 1905 with 17 members as a member of the North Carolina Classis of the Reformed Church in the U.S. (German Reformed). The land on which the church sits was donated by Caroline Boger a descendant of the Rev. George Boger who owned the property before her. In 1934 the R.C.U.S merged with the Evangelical Church and we became Boger Evangelical and Reformed church. Then in 1957 another denominational merger took place and our name was changed to Boger United Church of Christ. Owing to the many unbiblical teachings and practices of the U.C.C., Boger Church officially withdrew from that denomination in 2013 restoring the church's original name as a result.
We are a rural congregation situated in Concord N.C. near the town of Mt. Pleasant. We are a loving, family oriented church, of free and faithful Christians.
What we Believe
Our church affirms the Evangelical Association Statement of Faith
The Trinitarian name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God has revealed Himself fully and decisively as attested in Holy Scripture. We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. The Scriptures are the guide of faith and life.
There is only one way to salvation – through Jesus Christ.
The sanctity of human life at every stage based on our creation in the image of God and our election by God for service in His kingdom.
The Biblical guidelines for human sexuality: marriage as the union of one man and one woman, chastity outside of marriage, lifelong fidelity and holiness in marriage for the sake of the Kingdom.
That the mission of the Church is to spread the good news of the Gospel of salvation in every word and deed. We are sent by Christ into all the world to bring every person into a life of faith, discipleship and submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
We hold fast to the belief that:
Jesus Christ is the head of His body, the Church, and of each local church.
Christ exercises His authority in each local church by the Holy Spirit and through the Holy Scriptures.
Each local church is in itself a complete church, and is therefore autonomous and possesses all the rights and responsibilities of the church as bestowed upon it by the Holy Spirit and set forth in God’s Word.
As a Reformed Church we also value those statements which arose out of the 16th century Protestant Reformation especially the Heidelberg Catechism which we have inherited from the German Reformed tradition.
In accordance with the teachings of Jesus, and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians Boger Reformed Church recognizes two Sacraments: Baptism and The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.