We are one of many congregations who believe it is possible to practice first century New Testament Christianity today. In order for this to be a reality, we are committed "to speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent." The Bible teaches from the beginning to end not to add to or take away what is written in it (Deut. 4:2, Proverbs 30:6, Revelation 22:18-19). We must be the same in NAME, ORGANIZATION, WORSHIP, DOCTRINE and LIFESTYLE as was the first century church. We take serious the Apostolic exhortation, found in Colossians 3:17 " And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Our Worship Services...are conducted as they were in the New Testament Churches
Lord's Supper / Communion
We partake of the Lord's Supper every Sunday to remind us of the sacrifice on the Cross of the Lord Jesus Christ and His eventual return (1 Corinthians 11:22-33; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 10:14-16). This memorial was instituted by Jesus during the night of his betrayal (Matt. 26:26-29). During the communion baptized (immersed) Believers eat unleavened bread (symbolizing Jesus' body) and drink fruit of the vine/grape juice (symbolizing Jesus' blood).
We encourage everyone to participate in our singing as we lift our voices in songs of praise without the aid of musical instruments - a cappella music (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 13:15). Song books are located in the racks of the pews (bench seats) and during a.m. services songs with music and shaped notes are projected on a large screen.
Our evangelists instruct us in the word of God as found only in the Bible (2 Timothy 4:2). They are committed to faithfully teaching, "word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified." (Acts 20:32 ) Expect to hear a practical, relevant sermon rooted in Scripture each and every week.
We petition God in prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Several men in the congregation will be called upon to lead prayers during the service (1 Timothy 2:8). Through the ministry of prayer we are able to praise, honor, petition and give thanks to God (Philippians 4:6)
Giving / Collection
We give of our financial means to maintain or support the work of the Lord's church in this community and beyond. Each member is expected on the first day of the week to give according as they have prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1-2), never forgetting that "God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Our Response to the Gospel...New Testament Plan of Salvation
7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: "Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.
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.
16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
9 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Baptism / Immersion
38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
Our Offer to You...Our Friendship
We would like to get to know you better. If you are seeking to grow in a faith which is based on Christ's example and the clear teaching of the Bible, we would like to partner with you in your search for the truth.
All the Churches of Christ Send Greetings. (Romans 16:16)