Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you. Rom 16:16
What to Expect When you Visit With Us.
We know that many people are hesitant to attend worship services at an unfamiliar church. To help alleviate any apprehensions you may have regarding this congregation, we would like for you to know what you can expect when you visit our services.
Courtesy and Kindness.
Everyone is greeted with equal courtesy and kindness. All are welcome to worship God and to study the Bible with us. We show no favoritism or prejudice. We don't want to ignore or overlook anyone, so you may be asked to fill out a visitor's card. If you have any questions about our services, please ask any of our members.
On Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, we have Bible classes before the worship assembly. There are classes for all ages. Feel free to ask anyone about what classes would be suitable for you or your family. We encourage group discussion and audience participation in our classes, and you may join in the discussion if you wish, but you will not be called upon to participate and no one in the audience will be embarrassed or singled out for any sort of demonstration or testimony. You can quietly observe and study what you see and hear. If you do not have a Bible, we will be happy to provide one for you.
Our worship services are patterned after the simple practices of the first century church, as described and observed in the New Testament. You will find that we sing together in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Colossians 3:16). You will also observe one of the brethren leading the congregation reverently in prayer (1 Timothy 2:8). If you are present on Sunday, the Lord's day, you will see the congregation eating unleavened bread and drinking the fruit of the vine in memory of the death of Christ (Matthew 26:26-29). We do this on the first day of every week, like the Christians of the first century (Acts 20:7). We also take up a collection of funds on the first day of every week (1 Corinthians 16:1-3). This congregation is supported financially by the voluntary contributions of its own members. We do not ask, nor do we expect, non-members to support our work. However, if you choose to give, we will promise you that the money will be spent only in accordance with those guidelines set forth in the New Testament.
The Bible -- Our Only Guide.
Teaching the word of God is an important part of our services. You will observe that the Bible is the textbook to which reference is repeatedly made in our sermons and classes (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Special emphasis is placed on the New Testament (Romans 1:16). You will never be asked to accept what someone says about the Bible; we want you to read the Bible for yourself to see "whether these things are so" (Acts 17:11). The Bible is our only guide and source of authority for everything we do. We strive to do nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else than what the Bible says.
Salvation in Christ.
At the conclusion of every sermon, you will hear obedience to the will of Christ emphasized as necessary to salvation. This includes: faith in Christ as taught in the gospel (Romans 10:17);repentance from sin (Luke 24:47); confession of faith in Christ (Romans 10:9-10); and baptism(immersion in water) for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1Peter 3:21; Romans 6:3-5). If anyone responds to this message, you will see them taken to a pool of water where they will be buried in water and raised to live a new spiritual life in Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4).
A Church of Christ.
We are simply Christians who strive to be a church that belongs to Jesus Christ -- the same church that you read about in the Bible (Matthew 16:18; Romans 16:16). If you are interested in learning more about this kind of church, we invite you to come and take advantage of our efforts to draw closer to God. You are more than welcome at all of our services. Please come and bring your Bible to "search the scriptures" with us.
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