Elders and Deacons
WHO WE ARE
We are Christians, we are evangelicals, we are missional and we are reformed, in that order. We are defined by God's Greatest Commandments - To love God and to love others. We are a welcoming place where we do all that we can to remove the barriers between people and God.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What should I wear?
Please come as you are. We are in South Florida. We’re very casual. Pastor Russell preaches in jeans and short sleeves. It is more important to focus on your heart than what you happen to be wearing.
What's the music like?
It’s good. It's contemporary. It's worship. Our music features a full team of musicians and singers. While our worship is considered contemporary, we do enjoy sporting new renditions of church favorites and classics. More importantly, our music is geared toward one purpose: to worship our God.
Do my kids sit with me?
That’s up to you. We offer Children’s Church led by our wonderful children’s leaders but if you would like to have the kids with you, we love to have them be a part of the main worship service.
Will I be asked to give money?
If you are not used to going to church or are not sure about the whole “God thing,” please keep your wallet in your purse or pocket. We want you to come, listen and experience Hammock Street Church. If it turns out that you like what you are seeing and make Hammock Street your church home, you will see that we believe that the Bible teaches that giving financially to God and His church is the right thing to do as part of the family.
Are the services interesting?
We think so. The music is encouraging and engaging, the messages are relevant and true. Pastor Russell always teaches God’s truth in a way that people find engaging, meaningful and memorable.
What We Believe
We believe that God has revealed Himself and His will to us in His written Word.
We believe that God is one in His being or essence, but within the one being of God there are three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all people are separated from God because they transgress His laws and none of us can make ourselves acceptable to God by trying our best to live a good life. Being good or being religious cannot take away our sin problem.
We believe that God in His love has provided the only way for people to be forgiven their sins and receive the gift of eternal life with God. This way is through Jesus Christ, God the Son, who became a man so that He could go to the cross and there allow the Father to place our sins on Him and then punish Him in our place. Jesus took the wrath of God we deserve and He died. After paying for all of our sins, He came back from the dead overcoming both sin and death. It is only through the finished work of Christ that God is able to forgive sinners and accept them into His family.
We believe that those who recognize their sin problem and trust Jesus alone to save them from eternal condemnation are forgiven their sins and given the gift of eternal life with God.
We believe that God the Holy Sprit comes to live within each follower of Christ to teach, guide, gift, enable and empower him or her to live God's kind of life. Thus, true believers follow Christ and they grow more and more in their willingness and ability to love God and love others.
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