Values  &  Beliefs

"They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

Acts 2:42


Ten Mile Christian Church (TMC) was founded on June 6, 1906.  It was originally named Meridian Christian Church and located in what is now downtown Meridian. In 1983, the congregation relocated to Cherry Lane and. renamed as Cherry Lane Christian. The church relocated again in 2009 to the corner of Ten Mile and Franklin Road renaming itself Ten Mile Christian Church.
Ten  Mile  Christian Church is a Christian Church in the Restoration Movement Tradition. A non-denominational body of believers, we strive to be Christians only, but not the only Christians.  Christian unity expands God's kingdom




Worship is our response to God and what He has done for us.


Learning about God to allow Him to transform us into His likeness.


Getting involved in our church and local community in a way that encourages others to follow God.



A life of discipleship is a life of transformation. We’re looking for each and every person, whether you’ve been following Christ for one day or 50 years, no matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, no matter how broken, how put together, no matter what your story, God wants to see your story become a Gospel story of transformation. From our neighbors here in Meridian, to the greater Treasure Valley, PNW and Mountain regions, and our global ministry partners, we want to see God transform us and our world for his glory.

Core  Values

Lordship of Christ

Jesus Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, by the  power  given  him  by  God  the  Father  and  is  the  head  of  the church.

Authority of Scripture

Scriptures  are  the  first  and  final authority insofar as they bear witness to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Unity of the Believers

Unity among believers, the vision Jesus prayed for in John 17:20-23, is a real and present reality in the HolySpirit and a future reality in promise. We believe the Church on earth is constitutionally and essentially one.

community  values


As Christians we are known for our exceptional hospitality where all are welcome to start fresh and find fellowship.


As Christians we get to exhibit outrageous generosity through our sacrificial giving.


As Christians we believe discipleship is best accomplished when we worship and serve alongside people of all age groups.


As Christians we practice uncommon humility in how we value others above ourselves.


We believe in one God—the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit.

God the Father is the creator of heaven and earth and the sustainer of our lives. He is all powerful (omnipotent), present everywhere eternally (omnipresent), and all knowing (omniscient).
Genesis 1:1 | Deuteronomy 6:4 |Hebrews 11:3

We believe that Jesus is the one and only begotten Son of God. He is God in the flesh, fully human and fully God, perfectly unified.

Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. While on earth, He was tempted as we are, but was sinless. God laid on him the sins of us all and He died for our sins. He then rose from the dead for our salvation, our deliverance from Death unto eternal life. He ascended into heaven where he reigns and intercedes continually before the Father.
John 1:18 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Colossians 1:15-18

We believe that Holy Spirit is unified with the Father and the Son.

The Holy Spirit is fully God. The Spirit draws all people to Christ, guides believers to truth, and comforts believers in their struggles and enables them to fulfill the mission of Christ. The Spirit convicts the world of its sin and guilt and judges the world concerning righteousness.  The Spirit is God in the present tense.
John 16:8-11 | Acts 2:38 | 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

We believe that the Bible is the collection of God’s inspired written word.

Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote the Bible. It is the authoritative rule of faith and practice for Christians and the Church. We believe that anyone who approaches the Bible with the same care used in interpreting literature and language can understand it.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ
on earth.

The Church is constituted of all followers of Christ continuing to do Jesus’ mission. The church has many members but one head—Jesus. All members of the body are important.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 | 1 Peter 2:9-10

We believe that Christ will return again.

Christ will come bodily a second time to restore creation to Himself and judge the living and the dead.
Acts 1:11 | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 | Revelation 20:11-15

We believe salvation is found in Christ alone, by grace, through faith, offered freely to all people.

Faith is demonstrated through repentance, confession, baptism by immersion, and a life of discipleship. Baptism is how we say “yes” to Jesus, by participating with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection by being immersed in water and proclaiming our allegiance.  
Acts 2:37-38 | Galatians 3:26-29 | Ephesians 2:4-10

We  believe  baptism  is  saying  "Yes"  to  following  Jesus  by participating with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection.

The early church in Acts practiced baptism hand-in-hand with repentance of sin and confession of faith. The word "baptize" means to "immerse" and is the method we believe best honors the Scriptures.
Acts 2:38 | Romans 6:4 | John 3:3-5

We believe the
Lord’s Supper (Communion/Eucharist)
is an identification with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection personally instituted to serve as a reminder and means of communion.

We consider communion a memorial and an expression of fellowship with the Lord and with one another. Following the example of the believers in Acts, we observe communion weekly. The Lord’s Supper at TMC is not limited to our members but is open to all who believe in him.
Matthew 26:26-28 | Acts 2:42-47 | Acts 20:7 |1 Corinthians 11:23-26