We have prepared this web page because many people are reluctant to visit a church without knowing something about it. We hope that by providing
some information it will help you understand more about us and our desire to practice New Testament Christianity.
THE WORSHIP IS SIMPLE AND REVERENT
We hope that you will be impressed by the simplicity and sincerity of our services. The services are organized to draw us closer to God and provide
an atmosphere that will allow us to worship "in spirit and in truth" (John4:24).
Since all we do is governed by the Word of God (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17), you will find us observing only those things described in the Bible.
We are dedicated to duplicating the pattern of the church found in the Bible in everything we do. The following is a list and explanation of our congregational worship.
There are several prayers offered during the congregational worship service. A person selected to offer a prayer leads the whole congregation in prayer while we individually
participate by praying in our heart to God (1 Corinthians 14:15). We thank God for His blessings, and ask Him to continue providing us with our needs.
The leader of the prayer may also take special needs of the disciples before the Father.
Christians are instructed to sing and make melody in our heart (Ephesians 5:19) to God. Because of this no musical instruments are used in our services, except the human voice
(Hebrews 13:15). The songs selected will promote our worship of God and increase our appreciation of God. Some songs may be chosen for our instruction and still others for
spiritual encouragement (Colossians 3:16). We encourage you to sing along with us.
The teaching service will be conducted by men speaking one at a time (1 Corinthians 14:35). The teaching will be from the Bible and designed to instruct and encourage us to
have attitudes and behavior that pleases God. You are invited to follow the speaker in the Bible and take notes as he presents the lesson. We feel sure you will increase your
knowledge of God's will.
The collection or contribution is taken only at the Lord's Day morning service (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). When the collection basket is passed, each disciple gives a portion
of money in proportion to their income (2 Corinthians 8:12). As a visitor, you will not be expected to contribute.
The Lord's Supper, or communion, is observed only at the Lord's Day morning service (Acts 20:7). It imitates the example Jesus gave the night He was betrayed (1 Corinthians 11:23).
It is a joint participation of each disciple in the body and blood of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16). The brother waiting on the table will give thanks for the unleavened bread, break
a piece from it, eat, and then pass it on to another until the whole assembly has broken from that loaf (1 Corinthians 10:17). He will then take the cup, containing the "fruit of the
vine" (unleavened grape juice, not alcoholic wine), give thanks, sip, and pass the cup on to each disciple until all have drank (Mark 14:23). Communion is a congregational act
portraying a congregations unity in Christ (1 Corinthians 10:17). It is observed by each communicant examining themselves as they "eat of that bread and drink of that cup"
(1 Corinthians 11:28). This is the simple pattern enjoined upon us by Jesus and given in the New Testament. As a visitor, you will not be expected to participate.
Now that we have introduced you to the congregations worship, perhaps you would like to know something about the people who assemble and worship this way ...
In Acts 11:26, we find that the disciples were called "Christians." We belong to Christ and we are to be faithful to Him. There is confusion and division in the religious world
because of so many distinct names, creed affiliation and identities other than Christian. We have no creed but Christ. We accept no religious authority other than the Bible.
We wear no other name than Christian (1 Peter 4:16). If we preach and practice only what is found within God's Word, the Bible, then we will be what God wants us to be - Christians.
YOU WILL NEVER BE EMBARRASSED
At most services, an song of invitation will be sung. Those wishing to become a Christian are invited to step forward and let their desires be known. One who Believes in Christ
(Hebrews 11:6), Repents of their sins (Luke 13:30), Confesses Christ as the Son of God (Romans 10:9-10), and is Baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:26-27) is added to the church by
Christ (Acts 2:47). By virtue of this obedience one is recognized as being a Christian and a member of the body of Christ, which is the Lord's church (Ephesians 1:22-23) .
This is a voluntary action of the individual. No one will pressure you to become a Christian. You must desire to become a Christian. You will never be singled out for public
attention or embarrassment. One does not need, however, to respond in an assembly of the church in order to become a Christian. We would be pleased to assist you at any hour
should you decide to become a Christian.
ALWAYS A FRIENDLY WELCOME
Every visitor at this place is an honored guest. You will be greeted with a friendly smile and warm welcome. You are invited to join us as together we try "to learn what is
pleasing to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:10).
If you have questions or need further information please call us at: (405) 265-2218, or e-mail us.