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What To Expect When You Visit Us

Many people say, “I intend to visit the church of Christ sometime.”  Some have put it off simply because of a dread of going into an unfamiliar place.  We’d like to introduce ourselves and let you know what to expect when you do visit us.

YOU WILL NOT BE EMBARRASSED

When you visit us you will be respected guests.  We speak our convictions with kindness and courtesy.  You will not be insulted or embarrassed in our midst.  Our assembly is not an unrestrained display of emotion and excitement but a simple and devout period of worship.  We gather to sing, study, and pray together.

There will be no high-pressure methods used to influence you in any way, and no embarrassing moments will make you wish you hadn’t come.  You will not feel out of place at any of our services.

OUR WORSHIP IS SIMPLE

All of our worship is simple.  Our music is composed of acapella singing and everyone is encouraged to participate.  Our prayers are fervent appeals to God.  Our sermons are Christ-centered, Bible-filled, and designed to be understandable, in order to teach and encourage those in attendance.

Anyone desiring to be a Christian is afforded an opportunity at each assembly.  No one will go about the audience singling people out, asking you to stand or urging anyone to go forward.  The services are not designed to embarrass you, but rather to teach the Bible to all who come to sing and pray together.

Contributions are made on Sunday by members of the congregation to support the work of the church.  Visitors may give but are under no obligation.  The Lord’s Supper is observed by Christians every Sunday as instituted by Jesus (Matthew 26:26-28).  It is a memorial supper in memory of the Lord’s death (1 Corinthians 11:24-25).  Unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine symbolize the body and blood of Jesus (1 Corinthians 10:16).

The church exists to please God and to serve one another.

WE STRIVE TO BE A CONGREGATION . . .

. . . That is non-denominational.

Striving to maintain the organization, doctrine and worship of the New Testament church.  The term “churchofChrist” is not used as a denominational designation but rather as a descriptive term indicating that the church belongs to Christ.

. . . With no creed but the Bible.

Exalting only Jesus Christ as the head of the church and His Gospel as the only source of authority and doctrine.

. . . With no name but a Bible name.

Just a local congregation of people who call themselves Christians, and who wish to be one of the “churches of Christ” as mentioned in Romans 16:16.

. . . That does not exalt men.

The preachers wear no distinguishing title or dress.  Christ is to have the preeminence in the church which is his body (Colossians 1:18).

. . . Whose members recognize their own weaknesses.

Members realize their own personal weaknesses, buy they believe in the all-sufficiency and perfection of Christ’s plan for His church, as revealed in the New Testament.  We earnestly strive to uphold and proclaim New Testament Christianity.

. . . That pleads for unity based on the Bible.

In 1 Corinthians 1:10, the apostle Paul exhorts “that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no division among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and though.”  Members of the body of Christ today are striving for unity based only on the Bible.

. . . That teaches the Gospel plan of salvation.

When Peter preached the Gospel on Pentecost, those believers who repented and were baptized for the remission of sins were added by the Lord to his church (see Acts 2:38-41, 47).  This was no temporary measure, but it is Christ’s plan for the salvation of men today, as well as in the first century.

. . . That focuses on worship.

Our services are conducted in a simple, spiritual way following only the New Testament.  We encourage people today to look for spiritual edification and enlightenment, rather than entertainment.

. . . That invites investigation.

We have no loyalty to creed or tradition, and welcome the help of any who can show us how to follow Christ more closely.

 

“The churches of Christ salute you”

Romans 16:16