In the 1920's and the 1930's, this area of Quakertown was known as "the woods over the ridge". The families living here were of varying nationalities and most had very little income. Several dedicated young men helped meet their needs and saw the opportunity to begin a Sunday School. In 1931, one was started in a log house. Interest by the community and growth in numbers required a larger, more permanent place for worship. The church’s original building was built in 1948 and has had two major additions, which has allowed room for continual church growth and elevator accessibility to all floors.
Through the years, many people have had their lives changed and influenced by the teachings of God, and His son Jesus through this congregation. One of our pastors served for more than forty years, giving the group stability and becoming familiar and involved in the community. Committing our lives to Christ and His work has resulted in a desire to share our faith with others, by words and by lending a helping hand to those in need.
This desire has become part of our "DNA" and we continue to support and provide missionaries to serve both locally and in countries far away. We encourage those attending to know and understand the gifts God has given them, so they can participate in our various ministries.
With a large number of children attending Sunday School and new people attending, we see this as positive steps for an exciting future. Through prayer, worship, Bible study and inviting others to faith in Christ, we see healing and hope for our community. We thank God for his love and faithfulness to us. We truly welcome you to join our efforts in serving the Lord.
Instead of finding our identity through what we own, what we wear, what we buy, or where we live, we find our identity in following Jesus of the Bible. Our understanding of humanity as God’s creation forces us to return to the Biblical story to find out how we are to live in the world he created. To most effectively center our identity in God, we are committed to studying and following Jesus and asking ourselves and each other this question: “How am I being shaped by God’s Word?”
Along our journey, we have found that it is essential to belong to others who are also having their identity shaped by the story of Jesus. We are committed to opening our lives to a new type of family, one that is centered in living like Jesus. In order to maintain our integrity as individuals and a group, we lay down our rights to individualism, commit to sharing life; specifically our faith, hope, and love in tangible expressions: caring for others, sharing resources, mutual accountability, and showing hospitality to all. To achieve this sense of belonging, we ask ourselves and each other this question: “How am I sharing my life as a part of God’s family?”
The way we read the God’s story is that from the beginning, God was on a mission. He sent Jesus to carry out that mission, and Jesus, in turn, releases us to continue that mission in the world. The mission gives us purpose. The mission is to offer hope, healing, and restoration to the brokenness of the world we live in, starting with our local communities and extending around the world. To ensure that we never lose our reason for being, we commit to developing gospel-centered relationships that are genuine, diverse, barrier-breaking, and life-giving, and we continually ask ourselves and each other this question: “How am I sacrificing my agenda for the mission of God?”