What is the Church of Christ?
The Church of Christ is the only non-denominational church in existence. Some churches may claim to be non-denominational but are really inter-denominational accepting any and all beliefs. This church was founded in AD 33, on the day of Pentecost. We strive to practice first century Christianity as it was taught and authorized by Christ and the Holy Spirit. Each church is autonomous as Christ set it up to be, meaning we have no headquarters, no councils, and no outside influence, but only how the Bible authorizes us to worship. Every sermon and Bible class gives clear verses to back up any claim of authority.
The Churches of Christ truly believe in speaking where the Bible speaks and remaining silent where the Bible is silent. You will not find social events being discussed in Bible class, but rather the Bible and the Bible only. We invite every person in attendance to study the things we present and ask questions. We are never afraid to give a Bible answer to any that would ask us of the reason of hope that is in us. We invite you to be our honored guest and find out for yourself what true worship in both spirit and in truth is all about.
Some things you mind find different when you come to worship.
No Creed books
All you need to worship here is a Bible. We encourage the use of the King James Bible in class so that we are all reading the same words. Unlike some churches which determine spiritual matters in books that are in addition to the Holy Bible, the Church of Christ uses only the Bible.
No instruments used in worship
Probably one of the most noticed things by visitors is the lack of musical instruments in worship. The Bible commands that we sing. “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” (Ephesians 5:19). So if the Bible commands that we sing, we must all participate. If we must all participate then we would all have to use a musical instrument if it were the case that God authorized them. However, God did specify that we are to sing from the heart, and that is what we do here.
Decently and Orderly Worship
Things done decently and in Order. This is done with respect to 1 Corinthians 14:33, which tells us God demands all things to be done decently and in order. Many seem to not be able to understand whom worship is for. It is not for us as individuals, but it is directed to God for being the Great I Am. He is worthy of Praise and we are to glorify Him. In order to do so, the worship must be done in spirit and in truth, (John 4:24). Meaning that it should be done with the right spirit and with how God wants us to worship him. Too many today seem to forget that worship is dictated by God, it is for Him so it is only right that we do so as He requests. Remember we have been given examples such as Nadab and Abihu. Num. 26:61, “And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.” Who took it upon themselves to worship God the way they felt it should be done.
Organization of Worship
If you are able to attend Bible Class at 9:00 am Sunday mornings and 7:00 pm Wednesday night, you will find a pleasant experience. It is at time that we open our Bible and dive deep into Gods word. We look at the context of the scriptures as to who, when and why they were written, and then find the application for us today. Questions and comments are encouraged, as that is how we learn.
Worship begins at 10:30 am Sunday mornings and then again at 6:00 pm Sunday evening. Once everyone has returned from Bible Class we begin with the Lords Supper as directed to partake of it on the first day of the week as a memorial of our Lord. Following that we have an offering to uphold what is written in 1 Corinthians 16:2. This is something Christians did to help the work of the church and support the widows and helpless. We will then sing songs of worship to God, offer prayers, and a sermon will be presented. We end our services with a prayer just as we began it. There is no better way to begin your week than in worshiping God as He would have us to worship Him, so please come out and enjoy this time with us.