Q: Where is your church located & what are the times of your services?
A: Click on the About Us section and refer to the Directions/Service Times.
Q: What does your church believe doctrinally?
A: We believe in the inerrancy of the Bible; The Trinity of the Godhead; The virgin birth of Jesus; Salvation through Jesus Christ, who is the head of the Church; Believers are baptized (immersed in water) for remission of sins and God adds to the church; The Gift of the Holy Spirit is given to the baptized believer to guide them into all truths and as the comforter; If you live faithful you will go to Heaven with Jesus when He returns!
Q: What is the distinctive plea of the church of Christ?
A: It is primarily a plea for religious unity based upon the Bible. In a divided religious world it is believed that the Bible is the only possible common denominator upon which most, if not all, of the God-fearing people of the land can unite. This is an appeal to go back to the Bible. It is a plea to speak where the Bible speaks and to remain silent where the Bible is silent in all matters that pertain to religion. It further emphasizes that in everything religious there must be a “Thus saith the Lord” for all that is done. The objective is religious unity of all believers in Christ. The basis is the New Testament. The method is the restoration of New Testament Christianity.
Q: What does the church of Christ believe about the Bible?
A: The original autographs of the sixty-six books, which make up the Bible, are considered to have been divinely inspired, by which it is meant that they are infallible and authoritative. Reference to the scriptures is made in settling every religious question. A pronouncement from the scripture is considered the final word. The basic textbook of the church and the basis for all preaching is the Bible.
Q: What style of worship does this church practice?
A: The bible commands the observance of worship on the first day of the week (Sunday); we are commanded to sing; we are commanded to pray; we are commanded to observe the Lord’s Supper (in memory of Jesus dying on the Cross for our sins and His resurrection on the third day following His death); we are commanded to give of our means (tithing and free-will offerings); we listen to the word through scriptural reading and from the ministering evangelist.
Q: What do you believe about Women in Ministry?
A: We hold to the belief, based on the clear teaching of Scripture, that God calls Women into certain aspects of ministry. Women are not empowered to usurp authority of the man in any aspect of worship or any capacity not directed by the authority of the Ministering Evangelist or men in authority, i.e., Elders, Deacons, or Leaders. God mandates that men are in charge of His church on earth under the direction of the Bible and the Holy Ghost.
Q: Why does the church of Christ baptize only by immersion?
A: The word baptize comes from the Greek word “baptizo” and literally means, “to dip, to immerse, to plunge.” In addition to the literal meaning of the word, immersion is practiced because it was the practice of the church in apostolic times. Still further, only immersion conforms to the description of baptisms as given by the apostle Paul in Romans 6:3-5 where he speaks of it as a burial and resurrection.
Q: Is infant baptism practiced?
A: Only those who have reached the “age of accountability” are accepted for baptisms. It is pointed out that the examples given in the New Testament are always of those who have heard the gospel preached and have believed it. Faith must always precede baptism, so only those old enough to understand and believe the gospel are considered fit subjects for baptism.
Q: How often is the Lord’s Supper eaten?
A: It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord’s day. A central part of the worship is the eating of the Lord’s supper (Acts 20:7). Unless providentially hindered, each member considers this weekly appointment as binding. In many instances, as in the case of illness, the Lord’s supper is carried to those who are hindered from attending the worship.
Q: What kind of music is used in the worship?
A: As a result of the distinctive plea of the church – a return to New Testament Faith and practice – acapella singing is the only music used in the worship. This singing, unaccompanied by mechanical instruments of music, conforms to the music used in the apostolic church and for several centuries thereafter (Ephesians 5:19). It is felt that there is no authority for engaging in acts of worship not found in the New Testament. This principle eliminates the use of instrumental music, along with the use of candles, incense, and other similar elements.
Q: What do you believe about Giving?
A: We believe and teach the biblical principle of giving. We believe that all believers are commanded to give at least 10% (tithe) of their gross income to the local church of which they are a member. We also teach that the tithe is a minimum requirement that each believer should seek to exceed as God prospers and gives increase! (2 Cor. 9:6-7; Mal. 3:8-10)