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 Christs
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.
We strive to fulfill Jesus command to
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 (Matthew 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
Therefore, part of fulfilling the great commission
is as simple as attending a Bible study. We value time together in
both adult and childrens 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 Timothy 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 Corinthians 16:1-2), we
hear a message preached from the Bible (1 Timothy 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 (Ephesians
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.