Who are we?
Connection Church Lead exists to glorify God, make disciples and share the Good news of Jesus to all in the Lead community.
Connection Church Lead is a Southern Baptist Affiliate church. It is connected to the Connection Churches that are also in Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Sioux Falls, Sturgis, and Rapid City.
1. Salvation is by grace alone.
We believe that all people are sinners, falling short of God’s perfect standard. But God, by His grace, provided a way of salvation. By grace, redeeming and justifying all who trust in Him. We aim to make God’s grace known our community.
2. Through faith alone.
This salvation is only found through faith in Jesus Christ and His work on our behalf. By placing your faith in Christ you are forgiven of your sins and justified before God. We aim to see the lost be reconciled to God through faith in Christ as their savior.
3. In Christ alone.
There is no other way to God than Jesus. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus, being fully God and fully man was able to pay the price we justly owe God for our sin. He bore the wrath of God on behalf of anyone who would repent of their sin and believe in Him. We aim for all to see salvation is found in Christ alone.
4. According to Scripture alone.
Scripture is the Word of God. It is inerrant, without error. It is the truth of God’s glory, man’s rebellion, and God’s gift of salvation. All of scripture points to Christ. Scripture is what we must build our lives on and is the foundation and test of all of our beliefs. We aim to grow people’s understanding and obedience to Scripture.
5. For the Glory of God alone.
All things work together for the glory of God. He is deserving of all praise and glory. God’s glory is on full display in the gospel and salvation. We aim to give God glory in all things, seeking to keep none for ourselves.
Go, make disciples.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus' command to the Church before ascending to Heaven was to go and make disciples. We believe this is the primary mission of the Church. Connection Church Lead seeks to make disciples, teaching them to obey Jesus, training them to make other disciples all for the glory of God.
Jonathan Hansen is the planter and Pastor of Connection Church Lead. Born and raised in Spearfish, Jonathan is familiar with the Lead community and is passionate about sharing the gospel there. He is passionate about his Lord Jesus Christ and the preaching of Scripture.