The Doctrine of this Church of Christ

The Church is quite conservative regarding teachings of the Bible. While we allow for individual opinions on many subjects, we believe that certain doctrines are essential both to becoming and to remaining a Christian. Therefore, we insist that anyone teaching or preaching in the Church be consistent with the Biblical truth on these matters. These doctrines include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Bible as the complete, infallible, and inspired Word of God (II Timothy 3:16).

  • God, our loving and just Father, is the Supreme Ruler of all the Universe for all eternity (Genesis 1:1).

  • Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16), the Incarnate Son of God (John 1:14), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:25), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), died on the cross and received God's punishment for the sins of mankind (I Peter 2:24), He was buried and rose from the dead on the third day both physically and spiritually (I Corinthians 15:3-4).

  • Christ is now in Heaven with His Father, but He will return to gather the true Church into eternal life in Heaven (John 14:2-3) and send the wicked to eternal punishment in Hell (Matthew 25:46).

  • God's plan for our salvation is to: a. Believe that Jesus Christ is God's Son (Mark 16:16); b. Repent, or turn away from, our sins (Acts 2:38); c. Confess Christ's Name (Romans 10:9-10); d. Be Baptized into Christ by immersion (Acts 2:38); and e. Be Faithful to Him throughout your life (Revelation 2:10).

  • The Holy Spirit will regenerate any person who obeys this plan of salvation (John 3:5) and will dwell in that person (John 14:16). Since we believe in the complete truth of these key doctrines, we are uncompromising on them as being God's revealed truth to His people (Galatians 1:8).

The Responsibilities of Each Person in the Church of Christ

While you will have many privileges as a Christian and as a member of the Church of Christ, you also have many responsibilities. You will be expected to be regular in your attendance for worship services and other Church functions unless you must unavoidably be absent (Hebrews 10:25).

The Lord has asked us to center our attention on his death at least one time each week in taking the Lord's Supper. This we do each Sunday, just as the early Church met weekly for the breaking of bread (Acts 20:7). This event keeps us focused on the central truth of Christianity.

You should give to the Lord's work a regular portion of your income in a willing and cheerful attitude (II Corinthians 9:6-7). We encourage you to use your God-given talents and abilities in Christ's service (Romans 12:1ff). Daily Bible study and prayer are imperative for a growing Christian (II Timothy 2:15; I Thessalonians 5:17). But perhaps the most important aspect of your Christian life is witnessing: telling others of salvation through Christ (Matthew 28:18-20). Always be alert for opportunities to share the Good News (I Peter 3:15). You will find that the Lord will keep His promises to you when you maintain your responsibilities to Him (Hebrews 10:23).