WHO WE ARE?
We strive to follow the New Testament as our only guide and authority. Our aim is to speak where the Bible speaks, and to be silent where the Bible is silent.
The New Testament is our rule of faith and practice in matters regarding the church, its organization, worship, and plan of salvation.
The church of Christ was established on the first Pentecost following the resurrection of Christ, in A.D. 33, in the city of Jerusalem. The term "church of Christ" is not used as a denominational appellation. It is simply a descriptive term indicating the fact that the church is the possession of Christ.
The church of Christ has no earthly headquarters. Each congregation is autonomous or "self-ruled," and is independent of every other congregation.
The church of Christ is overseen by a plurality of elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 14:23). The church is also served by deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13) who work under the direction of the elders. Preachers (1 Timothy 2:7), ministers (1 Timothy 4:6) and evangelists (2 Timothy 4:5) also serve under the direction of the elders.
Our worship consists of singing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16), praying (Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 2:8), partaking of the Lord's Supper (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-28), preaching (Acts 2:42, 2 Timothy 4:1-4, Matthew 28:18-20), and giving (1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 9:6-8).
We preach the gospel plan of salvation that is revealed in the New Testament.