Marbach Christian was officially born in a ceremony held at morning worship on February 28, 1965. A member ship roll was started on March 7, 1965, when 91 persons attended services with 61 members joining. At this time the Covenant For The Church was adopted:
We, the members of the church of the Holy Spirit, have drawn together on the basis of our Lord's command that we love one another as He loved us;
We, offer ourselves with abandon to Christ, with abandon to His body the church, and with abandon to His world;
As members we believe that we must become honest, informed, responsible persons in order to witness to the One who is becoming the Lord of our lives. We believed this must be a continuing process;
As an expression of our commitment, we will give sacrificially of our time, money, talent, and prayer;
We, seek to be the church as described in the new testament, filled with the spirit and mission of Christ. Our Only measuring rod must be Christ and the people He is calling us to be.
A few weeks later, on Easter Sunday, the first service was held on Marbach Church property. Two trees were planted and the land was dedicated to the Glory of God.
Today, Marbach Christian Church continues with the same Covenant and dedication as its founders had in the 60's.
John 3:16New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.