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What Do We Believe?


If you are visit with us from the community, we will welcome you and invite you back for every assembly. I've been a part of this church family for over 4 years and have never felt more at home! We are a congregation that believes in love, truth and the spreading of the gospel. You might be asking, "What is the church of Christ?" or "What do they believe?" I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the things we believe. Each has a scripture to show why we believe it and practice it:


We believe that the New Testament reveals that Jesus Christ built the church (Matthew 16:18, Acts 2), bled for the church (Acts 20:28) and is the Head of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23, Colossians 1:18, 24). It is for this reason that we call ourselves the church of Christ. This was a commonly known name for the collective congregations of the Lord's people (Romans 16:16). We also see ourselves as one big family of God (Ephesians 3:15, I Timothy 3:15). This is why we refer to each other as brothers and sisters, not parishioners or congregants. We are uniquely undenominational (Acts 2:47, I Corinthians 1:10-13), autonomous (Philippians 2:1-5, Jude 3) and free from the dictates of human authority. We have no headquarters, no quarterly meetings to determine doctrinal matters and no creed to follow. We only use the Bible.


We believe that the New Testament reveals that a clear example of what it takes to become a Christian. The consistency of the conversions in the book of Acts reveal that those who were saved heard the gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 15:7, Romans 10:17), believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 8:24; Acts 4:12, 16:31, Hebrews 11:6), repented of sins (Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30), confessed the deity of Christ (Matthew 10:32-33, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37-38), were immersed/baptized (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, 10:48, 22:16, Colossians 2:11ff, Galatians 3:24ff, I Peter 3:21) and were raised up to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3-7, 12:1-2, II Timothy 4:6-8, Revelation 2:10). The apostle Paul refers to baptism as the way we die, are buried, and then raised up, just like Jesus (Romans 6:1-11). Jesus also made this teaching clear during His ministry and when He challenged the disciples with the Great Commission (John 3:3-5, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16).


We believe that the New Testament reveals a clear pattern for Scriptural worship. All worship should be done in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24) and meet upon the first day of the week (Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 16:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25). The specific acts of worship, led by the men of the church, included a cappella singing (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16), public prayer (Acts 2:42, I Timothy 2:1-2, I Thessalonians 5:17, James 5:16), preaching/teaching/reading from the Word of God (Acts 13:15, Romans 10:14-17, Ephesians 4:16, II Timothy 3:16-17, 4:2-16), communion/Lord's Supper, (Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 11:20-31, 16:1-2) and taking a collection in order to give as they prosper (I Corinthians 16:1-2, II Corinthians 8:1-5, 9:7).


We believe in the pattern of the New Testament. We stand upon the Word of God.

So, if you are looking for a church that teaches the Bible, and loves to share the

good news, please reach out to us today via email or call us.


You are loved.

Ray Reynolds



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