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 Pure. Simple. Biblical.

Experience Christianity as God Intended it.

What is the Church of Christ?

What is the church of Christ? The term “church of Christ” is found in Romans 16:16, “the churches of Christ salute you.” This is not a name but a term showing ownership by Christ. The church had it’s beginning on the day of Pentecost, A.D. 33 when 3,000 people responded to the message of the apostle Peter when he instructed them to “repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38).

How We Worship

We gather together each and every Sunday morning, the first day of the week, to worship and glorify God. We also take the time to show our love for one another through edifying each other and uplifting one another. We also use the time to encourage and instruct non-Christians to come to know Christ.

We worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24 says, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

To worship in spirit means to be sincere in our worship, and have the zeal that God requires. To worship in spirit is the opposite of just "going through the motions", and doing it because you think you have to.

To worship in truth, means to go about worship in the way that God has commanded. We are given instructions as to how we should worship in the Bible. Worshipping in truth is following those commands. It is possible to worship in spirit without worshipping in truth. This comes when you have a real zeal to do God's will, but have not studied the scriptures thoroughly enough to understand how God wants us to worship Him.

The Acts of Worship

1. Singing

Jesus and the apostles sang hymns (Matt. 26:30). In the same way we sing songs in worship to the Lord, and to each other. No one, no matter their singing ability is excused from this portion of worship. God doesn't care how well you sing, all He cares about is what's in our hearts. We are to sing and make melody in our hearts to the Lord (Eph. 5:19)! However, we don’t use instruments in our worship to the Lord, as there is no mention of them in the New Testament as a way to enhance worship. Everything we do comes straight from the heart!

2. Praying

Prayer is the way we communicate with God (Phil. 4:6). During worship, we pray, thanking God for our blessings, asking God for help in our lives, and praising and glorifying Him. When we pray in the name of Jesus (Col. 3:17), in faith, and according to God's will, He will hear us and answer our prayers (Matt. 7:7-11).

3. Preaching

Preaching and teaching of the Word was part of the work in the first century (I Tim. 4:13). Today it is also an important part of worship. We are commanded to instruct and to teach, bringing people to come to know the Lord and His teachings. Preaching should be solely done by male speakers (I Cor. 14:34). We preach the word as God has commanded it to be preached, and in strict accordance with the Bible.

4. Giving

Each Sunday, the members of our congregation give back to the Lord out of what they have been blessed. It is better to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). The money that is offered is used in the work of the church and in spreading the word throughout the community. We see that the first century church was commanded to give, and gave in the same way (I Cor. 16:2). Simply giving without the proper attitude is not acceptable to God. We must give out of our hearts; it is not the amount that is important. Read the story of the widow who gave all she had, and yet it was more than all the rest, because of the sincerity of her heart (Mark 12:41-44).

5. Communion (partaking of Lord's supper)

On the night before Jesus' crucifixion, He instituted the Lord's Supper (Matt. 26:26-29). It is a remembrance in which Christians observe Jesus, and the death He endured on the cross so that we could have forgiveness of sins. It's a reminder of the cost of our salvation, and how Jesus paid the price for your soul and mine. It consists of two parts: the partaking of unleavened bread, and the partaking of the fruit of the vine.The bread represents the body of Christ, which was beaten, flogged, whipped, spit upon, and pierced. Unleavened means that it contains no yeast, representing the perfect, sinless life of Christ. The fruit of the vine represents the blood that was shed for us; the blood that clears away our sins and allows us eternal salvation. When we partake of the Lord's Supper, we must examine ourselves, and make sure that we are living in a way that God would approve of. It is a time to be aware of our past needs (the removal of sin from our lives), and our present responsibility (living in accordance with God's will). If we observe the Lord's Supper in the way intended by Christ, we'll be renewed in our faith, and it will act as strengthening nourishment for our souls.

We believe that the Bible is the only inspired word of God, and we follow it strictly in worship, and throughout our lives.