What We Are All About
“Inquisitive minds want to know,” so we are told. In a world with a huge variety of religions and in a “church” world that offers a huge variety of denominational churches, inquisitive minds that do actually want to know may become minds that are confused.
In the hope of shedding some light, we offer a bit of information designed to let you know what we, the church of Christ (at this congregation.) are all about. There are things we share in common with other churches, but there are also things that clearly distinguish us from any other religion on earth. One distinguishing mark is our allegiance to the Bible as the word of the Living God.
First and foremost, this congregation is committed to practicing and preaching only those things we find authorized in the New Testament. We believe having authority is essential (Col. 3:17; Rom. 15:18; Matt. 28:18-19).
Second, our worship is, to the best of our ability, a replica of that which the New Testament teaches. As we assemble to take the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:42; 20:7) we also pray together (1 Cor. 14:15-16), we give of our means to support the work of the church (1 Cor. 16:1-4), we teach the sacred word (1 Thess. 5:27) and sing praises to God (Eph. 5:19).
Third, our work consists of causing the gospel to be preached (Phil. 1:5), relief of the needy for whom the church is responsible (Acts 6:1-6; 1 Tim. 5:16), and edification (Eph. 4:12,16).
We reject radicalism as well as liberalism. We seek to deviate neither to the left nor to the right, “from any of the words I (God) command[s]” (Deut. 28:14).
We endeavor to include nothing not found in the New Testament, but also to include all that is found in the New Testament as it pertains to our work and worship. If questions arise about us, please let us know. We will not be wrong (deliberately) on anything.
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