What We Believe and Teach
The basis of our belief is the Bible, the holy inspired Word of God. We believe the Bible teaches that:
God gives all the guidance necessary to please and serve Him faithfully. II Timothy 3:16; I Peter 1:20-21
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but is separated from Him because of sin. Romans 3:23
Forgiveness is available to all that believe in Jesus and who are willing to change, confess their faith and be baptized for the remission of sin. John 3:16; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38
Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12; I Corinthians 15:1-8
God gives the Holy Spirit to his children to guide them in their changed lives. Acts 2:38; I Corinthians 12:11; Romans 8; Ephesians 5:18
The church is the body of Christ and should reflect the love and unity for which he prayed. John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:1-16
Jesus Christ will one day return to take His believers home with Him, and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I Thessalonians 4:13-18
As You Visit Our Assembly
You will be greeted with a friendly handshake and given a bulletin that includes the order of services for the day. Those who greet you will gladly help you find your way around.
Classes for all ages begin at 9:15a.m.
Worship service begins at 10:15a.m. and closes about 11:30a.m.
You are invited to participate during the worship service, or you can be a spectator if you wish. You will notice the following:
PRAYER. There will be several prayers during the service. The people leading them will say what is in their heart rather than reading from a prayer book or reciting a prescribed prayer. This is a time when we communicate directly with God.
MUSIC. Several songs of praise and prayer will be sung by the congregation. We welcome you to sing along with us. We sing without instruments (a cappella) in keeping with the heritage of the churches of Christ.
COMMUNION. The Lord's Supper is served every Sunday to every person who wishes to partake. Its purpose is to affirm our relationship to Christ's life and sacrifice on the cross and our relationship to each other as God's children through Christ.
GIVING. Our members give free-will offerings every Sunday to support the ministries of our church. Guests are not expected to give unless they wish.
MESSAGE. A minister will present a relevant Bible message that usually lasts 20-25 minutes. His messages are designed to be thoughtful and encouraging. At the end of his message, he will offer an invitation for anyone to express a need. This is a time when anyone may request prayers from the church or a private prayer with one of our shepherds. It is also a time when non-Christians can confess their desire to become part of Christ.