What we believe
We believe the entire Bible is about Jesus Christ and is the Word of God. It is entirely true, it contains no mistakes, and it cannot fail.
Faith is a gift of God’s grace. We believe the only way to eternal salvation is through this faith alone in Christ alone.
We believe the Apostle’s Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed together with the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort, are the best explanation and summary of God’s Word, and the best expressions of the historic, Reformed Christian faith.
We believe our church worship is regulated by God’s Word and must be done for the glory of God alone.
We believe that all persons are called to believe in Jesus Christ, to be baptized in the name of the Triune God, to openly and publically confess faith in Him, and to participate in the Lord’s Supper.
We believe our congregation is a part of the Church which is the body of Christ. We are a fellowship of confessors who are forgiven sinners and therefore obligated to build up and encourage one another’s faith in Jesus Christ.
History of our Church
The roots of our congregation trace back to November 25, 1879. After over 100 years of peaceful harmony in our beautiful village along the Grand River, the winds of change began in the 1990’s when a majority of our congregation became concerned with the liberal leanings of our denomination.
Sadly, in 2005 we became embroiled in a messy and public disagreement with the denominational classis regarding the authority of our local elders, and we broke away on September 24, 2005. On December 2, 2005, we organized and formed a new independent church with 134 charter members.
The Lord blessed our congregation and, after several years of worshipping in temporary quarters, we finally moved into our new church building on August 30, 2009.
On October 13, 2011 we were blessed to install Rev. Rodney S. Thole as our pastor. Rev. Thole is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Although the Lamont Community Church is not presently affiliated with a denomination, we were filled with joy that his ministry and our local leadership not only had us rooted back in the historic, Reformed Church of our fathers, but also that our church doors are wide open with a sincere welcome for others of all backgrounds to join our fellowship. Rev. Thole retired in June 2017 after 6 faithful years as our pastor.
Our present pastor is Rev. Rick LeFebre. He has a CRC background as an elder and Christian School Board President. His heart is for young people and the future of the church. He received his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Christian Leaders Institute and was installed as our pastor on July 23, 2017. Our church has been blessed to welcome Pastor LeFebre and his wife Jaci to our fellowship.
The Lamont Community Church congregation is made up of a good mix of all ages. The age distribution of the 180 members is:
|Up to 16||41||23|
|68 and over||37||20|