What is the church of Christ?
We are often asked: “What particular denomination do you worship with, and what doctrine do you follow?” We take a non-sectarian approach to the Bible with a desire only to let the Scriptures speak for themselves. We can honestly say that we do not advocate any denominational creed or any systematic theology. Our doctrine is simply the result of our own personal studies of God’s Word, and is offered with a plea for you to apply “The Berean Test” (Acts17:11) as you examine our words.
We are simply Christians, disciples of Jesus Christ, and members of the Lord’s body, the church, as one reads about in the New Testament. In view of our Lord’s prayer for unity (John 17:20-21), and Paul’s condemnation of division (1Corinthians 1:10-13), we disdain denominational distinctions and all forms of sectarianism. We are blessed to worship with individuals who are likewise trying to be simply Christians.
Using the New Testament as our authority in matters pertaining to the work, worship, and organization of the local church, we are an independent, self-governing church, and are totally non-denominational. We have no written creed (other than the Bible), and are constantly engaging in Bible study, fine-tuning our understanding and practice to what we learn from the Scriptures.
Frequently referred to as “churches of Christ” (Romans 16:16), we are not to be confused with any denomination that might be known as the “Church of Christ” (especially those that identify themselves as the “International Church of Christ,” United Churches of Christ, or Independent Christian Churches). With the religiously divided state of our society, we know many may find it hard to believe that one can be “a Christian only”. It is not easy, but we believe it is possible and, from the Lord’s viewpoint, desirable.
Therefore, we say that we are neither Jewish, Catholic, nor Protestant; we are Christians only. We are not Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or members of any cult that believes in latter day revelations. We believe that God has spoken fully and completely through His Son Jesus Christ and His apostles and prophets whose words are contained in the Bible. This statement reflects our faith. We hope this helps to answer questions you may have. If you want to know more, contact us and ask; we are Christians, and love to discuss the faith.