1. WHAT IS PASTOR'S PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY?
Pastor Edwards has a four-fold emphasis to preach, teach, cast vision, and set the overall direction of the church. With an increased membership and busy itinerant preaching schedule, all other matters are delegated to responsible church leadership.
2. I AM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, CAN I STOP BY AND SEE PASTOR EDWARDS?
Sure. Pastor Edwards loves to meet with his parishioners and people in general. However, your visit may have to be limited due to his complex schedule and prior commitments. The best way to ensure a complete and personal visit with him is to schedule an appointment through the Campus Administrator.
3. TELL ME ABOUT PASTOR EDWARDS AND HIS FAMILY
Pastor Darron LaMonte Edwards, Sr. is originally from Waxahachie, Texas (20 minutes south of Dallas, Texas). He is married to his college sweetheart -- Michelle - who is a high school assistant principal. They are the proud parents of four adult children (Darron, Jr., DeMarcus, Keianna, and Adrianna). They reside in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
4. WHAT ARE OUR CHURCH'S WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES?
On Sundays, corporate worship begins at 10:15 a.m. at our South Campus (5600 East 112th Terrace) -- all preaching is led by Pastor Edwards unless an unforeseen occurrence or extremely rare pre- scheduled appearance will have him out of his pulpit on Sundays.
5. CAN WE ACCESS THE CHURCH ON THE INTERNET? Yes, you can reach us online at www.believeandbelong.LIFE
You can reach us on the go by downloading our church mobile app – Just type in United Believers Community Church in the search area
You can find us on social media when you are on Facebook (United Believers Community Church), Instagram (@ubcckcmo), or Twitter (@ubcckcmo)
6. DOES THE CHURCH OFFER CHILDREN'S WORSHIP AND NURSERY SERVICES?
Yes. The church is honored to take care of your children and offer them an experience with God on Sundays and Tuesdays. Our children's leadership is SAFE SANCTUARY trained and CPR certified. We have established security measures to ensure the safety of your children.
7. WHAT IS THE CHURCH'S POSITION ON TITHES AND OFFERINGS?
The scriptural treasures of the Holy Word, foundation of the church, and the teachings of Pastor Edwards instruct us to be a totally tithes and free will offerings ministry. At United Believers, we give because it is right to give! Selling, raffling, baking, and collecting dues are improper methods to finance kingdom operations. For we understand that in God's eyes, when our faith is raised -- the funds are raised.
8. HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE CHURCH'S SPONSORED EVENTS AT THE CHURCH?
Due to time restraints, verbal announcements are limited. However, if you will watch and read the video screen -- it will give you the most up to date information about the happenings at the church. You can also sign up for the church email list and call blast list.
9. WHO DO I CONTACT IN CASE OF DEATH IN MY FAMILY?
Please contact your campus administrator. The campus administrator will alert a deacon as well as Pastor Edwards who will respond to you personally.
10. ALSO, WHO DO I CONTACT IF I AM GETTING MARRIED?
First of all, contact the church office. You will need to schedule 2 - 3 counseling sessions (mandatory if Pastor Edwards will be performing the nuptials) with Pastor or his designee, confirm date and location and make sure Pastor and all said parties have that date cleared on their personal calendars.
11. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF THE CHURCH IS HOLDING SERVICES?
We generally follow this consistent system of alerts: We post the cancellation on Fox 4 TV- Total Closings. We also will send an TEXT BLAST and CALL BLAST to all members.
12. WHAT ARE THE DOCTRINAL POSITIONS OF UNITED BELIEVERS COMMUNITY CHURCH?
We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. Second Timothy 3:16 , Second Peter 1:20-21.
We believe God is the creator of the heavens and the earth. GOD, The Self-Existent One, has existed eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He rules over and cares for everyone. Matthew 23:9, John 1:3
We believe Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He is the Redeemer who came and died, in order to bring mankind into fellowship with God, and reconciled the lost through his bodily resurrection. He is the only way to God. John 14:6, John 19:10
We believe the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, guides people into a right relationship with God, convicts the world of sin, and provides the Christian with power for living above and beyond mediocrity. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and gives every believer a spiritual gift. Second Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, I Corinthians 12:7 11 ,Galatians 5:25
We believe salvation is a gift from God, received by faith, and purchased through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Romans 5:15, 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10
We believe in Eternal Security - Once saved, always saved. John 3:14-18, John 10:28-31, Romans 8:1 Romans 8:33-39, Hebrews 11:13, 32-33.
We believe the church is the body of Jesus Christ made up of persons who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The church is to exalt God, evangelize the lost, and edify the saints. Matthew 28:19-20
We believe in water baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. These are acts of obedience and by no means offer any hope of salvation alone. Acts 8:39, Mark 1:5, 10, Romans 6:3-5, First Corinthians 11:23-26
We believe that those who have accepted Jesus Christ are given at least one spiritual gift by the Holy Spirit. They are God-empowered abilities which enable the believer to serve Christ. First Corinthians 12:7, 11
We believe Satan is a real, living and an active being, who is the enemy of God and the deceiver of mankind. First Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:11, First Thessalonians2:18
We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, the rapture of the saints, and the bodily resurrection of the dead. After the judgment, mankind will live in heaven or hell. First Corinthians 15:44, Matthew 25:41-46, Matthew 25:34-36
We believe people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude that separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27, Psalms 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2
13. HOW DO I JOIN UNITED BELIEVERS CHURCH?
There is a point in every worship service (The Open Door) when the pastor will ask you to pray. Once God speaks to a person's heart, it is then that person's total responsibility to respond to the voice of God by leaving his/her seat and walking towards the altar. For unsaved people, this is a step towards accepting Christ as their personal Savior. For saved yet un-churched people (you do not have any active membership in a local church), this is a step towards reuniting with the church. Persons are not required to speak before the church. A Deacon, Minister, or Altar worker will escort the individual to a private room for brief biblical advice and information sharing. There are also non-traditional ways to join our ministry context, please call the campus offices for details
14. WHAT IS THE “SLOGAN” OF UNITED BELIEVERS CHURCH?
We build people!