Jesus teaches that Christians must worship according to the New Testament (John 4:24). We pray (Acts 2:42), sing (Colossians 3:16), study (Acts 20:7), observe the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 20:7), and contribute as we have prospered to the work of Jesus’ church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
As the service begins, you will notice that we engage only in these simple acts of worship as authorized by the New Testament.
We sing from the heart without any kind of instrumental music, teaching and reminding one another as well as honoring God (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). You will not hear a band, but you will hear our hearts.
On the first day of the week, Sunday, we come together to observe the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7). All Christians partake of the fruit of the vine (grape juice) and the bread in memory of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:26-29).
In addition, during services, the regular attending Christians give to the Lord’s work (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). We will not ask you to contribute to this collection, nor do we take up any other collection throughout the week. This collection funds all the work of this church. We have no other fundraisers such as bake sales or raffles. We are God’s children giving to God’s work.
Our worship service is scriptural, orderly and reverent. God is not a God of confusion and disorder. He wants our worship conducted decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:33-40). There is no speaking out or praying aloud by many people at the same time. In addition, there are no entertainment or recreational activities.
We come to study, worship, and encourage each other spiritually. Jesus teaches only those acts of worship described in the New Testament are acceptable and pleasing to God. All of these actions of worship are privileges of the members of the Lord’s body and in no way do we force them on our visitors.
How Does Christ Add Me To His One church?
Jesus adds to His church those saved (Acts 2:47) through FAITH (John 3:16). Is saving faith only mental or does it require obedience (Romans 1:5; Romans 16:26)? REPENTANCE (Acts 2:38), CONFESSION (Romans10:10) and BAPTISM (Mark 16:16) define belief because each is an expression of obedience to the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). As we cannot be saved without the entire gospel, we cannot be saved without all expressions of belief in that gospel. We believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, descended from Heaven, died on the cross for our sins, was buried (hence baptism is an immersion in water) in a tomb for three days, and then was resurrected. That is the gospel. Believing Jesus died for our sins, we repent. Believing Jesus is the Son of God, we confess with our mouth Him as Lord. Believing He was buried and resurrected, we are buried into our own tomb, and spiritually resurrected through baptism. When we believe, repent, and are baptized/immersed only then do we receive God’s grace because that is when we show our belief in Jesus and His gospel. Saving faith is obedience to the gospel…it’s that simple.
After being saved by Jesus, we then join one of His local groups of followers…a church of Christ to worship God and grow spiritually.