church of Christ
The first question most people have when they hear about a new church is ‘what kind of Christians are these?’ In answer to that, our goal is to be simply Christians, nothing more and nothing less. Our aim is to be Christ’s church, nothing more and nothing less than that. The night before His crucifixion Jesus prayed to The Father that believers “may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:21). Recognizing that Christian unity is near to the heart of God, we lament the fact that believers today are divided into various denominations, unable to worship or work together. We in churches of Christ intentionally avoid divisive human creeds, designations, and binding traditions that cannot be found in scripture, choosing instead to go ‘back to the Bible’ again and again to hear His voice amid the clatter. Thus, our aim is to be non-denominational in service to Christ. We hope that you will come grow with us as we serve our Lord Jesus Christ.
WHAT WE DO
We strive to fulfill Jesus’ command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Mt 28:19-20). We believe the central mission of the church is to share the saving message of Jesus’ death and resurrection so that souls may believe and be saved. Once we have become His disciples, we spend the rest of our lives growing “in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18), learning to put into practice all that He has commanded us.
Therefore, part of fulfilling the great commission is as simple as attending a Bible study. We value time together in both adult and children’s Sunday school as well as mid-week Bible studies. We even have a class for babies. In addition, we offer various other discipleship-oriented Bible classes throughout the week as well as one-on-one in-depth Bible studies with qualified teachers.
Those visiting our assemblies for the first time are often surprised by the simplicity of our worship. Every Sunday we pray (1 Tim 2:8), we share the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:18-21, Acts 20:7), we take up a collection for the work of the church and for those among us who are in need (1 cor 16:1-2), we hear a message preached from the Bible (1 Tim 4:1-2), and we sing songs of praise. Often the most startling aspects for visitors is that we sing acapella -- with the voice and heart alone (Eph. 5:19), unaccompanied by musical instruments. Everyone sings, and the focus is on God and the words being sung.
The simplicity of our Sunday gathering comes from our tendency to pattern our church assemblies and organization after the commands and examples of the church assembly as it is described in the New Testament; at the same time we avoid adding our own ideas and preferences as elements of worship (Matthew 15:3, 9). We are keenly aware of our imperfection yet continually seeking for God to perfect our worship and service as individuals and as a church; it is our sincere desire to be just what the Lord would have us to be.
WHO WE ARE