An Introduction to The Church of Christ

An Introduction to The Church of Christ

If you aren’t familiar with the Church of Christ, let us introduce ourselves and our practices to you. It is our sincerest desire to emulate the church revealed in the New Testament, particularly as found in the book of Acts. We read in Acts 2:42 that the early church “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine.” Some early churches departed from that doctrine, thus inviting rebuke and correction by the apostles (e.g., the letters to the church at Corinth). Paul told Timothy that his letter was written to instruct him how to behave in the house of God, which is the church (1 Tim 3:14-15). Our worship only pleases God insofar as it is done in sincerity and by His authority (John 4:24; Col 3:17). Because we desire to do things as the apostles commanded the early church, our worship is different from most religious groups.

We do not use musical instruments in our worship services. God commands the church to sing (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16). We know this is the authorized and acceptable manner by which to praise God in song. The instrument is conspicuously absent from the worship of the church as seen in the New Testament. We want to do things as they did, for we know in so doing our singing will be acceptable to God.

We observe the Lord’s Supper in the Sunday morning worship service each week. The disciples in the New Testament met on the first day of the week to remember the Lord’s death through the observance of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 11:20-26). We know that following their example is the safe and sure way to engage in this act of worship.

We take up a collection in the Sunday morning worship service each week as the saints commanded in 1 Corinthians 16:1-2. We do not practice tithing, for 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 teaches us to give bountifully, cheerfully, and with purpose. The weekly free-will offering is the only God-approved means of funding the work of the church.

We will also pray together and hear a message from God’s Word. If you are in the area, we would like to invite you to come join us as we worship. 

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