About Bluelick Bible Church
Bluelick Bible Church is an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. We would like to extend a personal invitation for you and your family to grow with Bluelick Bible Church of Lima.
Growth – Through Preaching
Spiritual life can only grow by receiving spiritual nutrients. You need a church that preaches and teaches the Word of God, the Bible.
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” – 1 Peter 2:2
Growth – Through Worship
You need a church where you can grow closer to Christ, by expressing your love for God and thanks to Him through prayer and Christ-honoring music.
“Praise ye the LORD; for it is good to sing praises unto our God…” – Psalm 147:1a
Growth – Through Fellowship
True friendships foster growth. You need a church where you can develop godly friendships that offer concern, compassion, and sharpening.
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” –Proverbs 27:17
Growth – Through Service
A growing Christian will be a serving Christian. You need a church where you can get involved in serving Christ.
“But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” – Matthew 23:11
Growth – Through Outreach
We grow by sharing. You need a church that is committed to giving out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The world is waiting to hear the good news of salvation.
“…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15b
Morning Service:9:30 AM
Bible Study Hour: 11:00 AM
Evening Service: 6:00 PM
Visitation/Evangelism: 6:30 PM
Midweek Service:7:00 PM (Pro Teens & Kids4Truth)
RUI – Addiction Program 7:00 PM
Thank you for visiting our website. Our hope is this will give you a glimpse into who we are and that you will come and visit us in person soon. We trust you will find our church to be a warm and friendly place to worship the Lord.
Please take the time to look over our site. If you are not sure of your eternal destiny, take the time to watch the animated message “God’s Bridge to Eternal Life.” We know that God loves you and desires to give to you the wonderful gift of eternal life.
We, at Bluelick, would love to be of service to you. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or come by and see us. May the Lord bless you with grace and peace today.
Honor God in three primary areas: Worship, Edification, and Evangelism. These three being the core values for which we function:
1. Worship or Up reach, should be consistent with Biblical truth, directing people to God and His grace.
2. Edification or In reach, should be directed to the teaching of the Word and discipling of the believer.
3. Evangelism or Outreach, should be local as well as worldwide. Christ clearly commands us to go to all the world.
Our pastor, Jim Neighbors, has been serving at Bluelick Bible Church since January of 1978. His wife, Suzanne, has served faithfully beside him in every aspect of the ministry. Together they have reared four children. Holly is married to Jason Knight. They and their five children have planted a church in Marysville, Ohio. Joshua, his wife Sarah, and their three children are residing in Broomfield, Colorado. Pastor and Mrs. Neighbor’s third child, Heidi, was married in 2013, lives in Ada, Ohio and is actively involved in the music ministry at Bluelick Bible Church. Daniel and his wife Laura have one child and live in Toledo, Ohio where Daniel serves as a Youth Pastor.
Pastor Neighbors’ passion for ministry is preaching the Word. He believes that everyone needs to know Jesus as Savior and grow in grace. As part of the ministry of Bluelick Bible Church, he has expanded our outreach into the community through active involvement in the Lima Police Department, Allen County Sheriff’s Department and our weekly jail ministry.
Pastor and Mrs. Neighbors really enjoy ministry on the foreign field. They have a special love for Zambia, Africa and have traveled there to minister with our missionaries, the Hayton's, three times.
Pastor Mayer grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1998, he graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College in Dunbar, Wisconsin with a degree in Church Ministries and has been actively serving the Lord in the ministry. He met his wife Heather at Northland and they were married in 1998. After graduation, Steven & Heather served at Faith Baptist Church in Beloit, Wisconsin for six years and then moved to Jackson, Michigan where they were on staff at Loomis Park Baptist Church for five and a half years. God has blessed them with five children: Kaitlyn, Carissa, Ryan, Seth and Alyssa.
In the Spring of 2010, God led them to Bluelick Bible Church to serve as the music/youth pastor. Steven loves good music that praises the Lord and edifies believers. He also enjoys working with the teens and is excited to see God working in their lives.
Articles of Faith
1. The Scriptures
We believe that every Word in every part of the original manuscripts of the Bible is given by inspiration of God. (II Timothy 3:16) It is truth without any mixture or error. We believe the Bible to be the center of true Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried. (II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19-21)
2. The True God
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God. (Deut. 6:4, Jer. 10:10) He is infinite, intelligent, perfect in spirit, and a personal being. He is the creator, preserver, and supreme ruler of the universe. (1 Kings 8:27, Acts 17:24-28, Psalm 139:1-6) He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and all other perfections. (love, power, righteousness, truth, etc.) We believe that in theunity of the Godhead there are three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; (Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4-6) equal in every Divine perfection (John 10:30; 14:23; 17:5,10) and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Eph. 2:18, Rev. 1:4,5)
A. The Father
We believe that He is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Eph. 1:3) and the Father of all who come to God through Jesus Christ. (John 1:12) We rejoice that He so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
B. The Son
We believe that the whole of Scripture centers around the Lord Jesus Christ, and points to His suffering and the glory that should follow. (Luke 24:27, 44) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God; being supernaturally conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25) We believe that He was without sin in His own life, (1 Pet. 2:22) but that He was made to be sin for us upon the cross of Calvary where He suffered all the wrath of God against sin as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice. (1 Pet. 2:24) His burial declares the complete putting away and removal of our sin, (Rom. 6:6) and His literal, bodily resurrection assures our justification and shows His complete victory over sin, death and Satan. (1 Cor. 15:1-8)
C. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son and is of the same nature. (John 16:7) We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in the new birth. That all believers are baptized in the Spirit into the body of Jesus Christ, (1 Cor. 12:12-14) and that from the moment of conversion, He indwells the child of God. (1 Cor. 3:16)
We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and the author of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire. (Isa. 14:12-15; II Cor. 4:3,4) We believe that through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ a perfect judgment of Satan and his followers has been secured. (John 12:31; 16:11)
We believe that man came into being by the direct creation of God as recorded in Genesis 1 and 2 and not by evolution. We believe that man was created in holiness and in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression fell from that sinless and happy state. (Gen. 3) Consequently, all of mankind are now sinners not only by nature, but of choice, and are utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, and are positively inclined to evil, (Rom. 5:19a; Rom. 3:23) and are therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse. (Eph. 2:13; Gal. 3:22) We believe that regeneration or the new birth is that miracle wrought in the soul by the Holy Spirit, in which the Divine Nature is imparted unto man when he repents of sin and believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 5:17; John 3:1-14)
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the imputed merits and the mediatorial work of the Son of God. That as a vicarious sacrifice on Calvary’s tree, shedding His precious blood for our redemption, (Isa. 53; 2 Cor. 5:21) He was buried, and was raised again to assure our justification. We believe that personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. (John 1:12; 5:24) Genuine repentance, a Godly sorrow for sin and a turning from sin, is an essential aspect of the sinner’s salvation. (Acts 2:37,38)
6. The Church
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the true or invisible church is composed of all who are born again and that by the same Spirit we are all baptized into one body. (1 Cor. 12:12-27) We believe that the visible church consists of local congregations of believers; (3 John 9; 1 Cor. 1:1-13) associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel. (Acts. 2:4,42,47) We believe that the local visible church of Christ is a voluntary and independent autonomous group of believers, (Matt. 18:15 – 18) and that each congregation recognizes its own democratic self-containing government as its highest authority for carrying out the will of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 11:21-26)
A. The Church Ordinances
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful symbol our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour. We believe that Christian baptism is incumbent upon each believer. (Matt. 28:19,20; Col. 2:12)
2. The Lord’s Supper
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of Christ’s death until He comes; that the elements are symbolic of the broken body and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus. Only believers should partake, and the partaking should always be preceded by a solemn self-examination (1 Cor. 11:23-28)
7. End Times
We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Bride, the Church. (1 Thess. 4:13-18) The believer will then appear before the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded according to his works (1 Cor. 3:12-15) We believe in the personal, visible, pre-millenial coming of Christ to restore the Throne of David and to reign one thousand years. (Rev. 19:11-16) We believe in the final resurrection of the unjust to stand before God at the Great White Throne Judgment and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire. (Rev. 20:11-15) We believe in the glorious eternal reign of God (1 Cor. 15:24-28)