Who We Are

A Denomination?

It is our sincere desire to be non-denominational, to simply be known as Christians, members of the body of Christ (Acts 11:26; Ephesians 1:22-23). Collectively, we refer to ourselves as the church of Christ, the Lord’s church, or the saved people belonging to Christ (Ephesians 5:23).

Our Emphasis Is Spiritual - Not Material or Social

Our building is not a lavish multipurpose facility, but is designed to provide us with a comfortable place to assemble for the specific purposes of worshiping God, studying His word, and exhorting one another (Acts 20:7; Hebrews 10:22-25). As individual Christians we seek each other’s association socially; however, the church is not a “front” for a social club, so the Lord’s treasury is not used to promote social functions. Our aim is spiritual (1 Peter 2:1-5; Romans 12:1-2).

We Strive to Be The Same Church Described in the New Testament

It is our purpose to be identified with the Christians of the first century. We believe this is possible for all who hear, believe, and are guided by the plain teaching of God’s word. In Luke 8:11, Jesus declares, “the seed is the word of God.” He was emphasizing a known fact: A seed, when planted, will always produce after its own kind. For example, a wheat seed will only produce a wheat plant. In like manner the word of God, when planted in the hearts of honest people, and obeyed, will produce Christians just as it did in the first century - nothing more or nothing less.

We Are Not Governed by Man

There is no man, or group of men, who legislate for the church. We answer only to Christ. Christ is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18). This leaves no room for human government. As was true in the first century, there is not an inter-congregational organization, but rather independent congregations in different locations, with Christ as Lord and Master. When a congregation matures, overseers (also called bishops, elders or pastors) are appointed to look after the spiritual welfare of the congregation. Such men are appointed only when they meet all the qualifications listed by Paul in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. They have the responsibility to “feed the flock” with spiritual food from the Bible, and to be examples for others to see (1 Peter 5:1-3). Our preachers are not “pastors” (unless they meet the qualifications and are so appointed), but are simply teachers of the gospel.

The Bible Is Our Only Book of Rules

Therefore, we have no man-written creed to follow. The Bible alone governs us in faith and conduct. While recognizing the guiding principles of the Old Testament, we seek to conform to the rules and patterns of the New Testament (Hebrews 1:1-2; Hebrews 8:7 -13). We accept the Bible as being both verbally inspired and infallible in content (2 Peter 1:20-21; Corinthians 2:11-13). Consequently, when the Bible speaks upon any given subject, its pronouncement is accepted as final. By its own testimony, no one may alter a single word of it (Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18-19).

Our Plea For Unity

We plead for unity among all who obediently respond to the doctrine and commandments given in the New Testament. Such is in harmony with the prayer of Jesus and the pleadings of the apostles (John 17:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:1-6). We consider such unity to be possible, or Jesus would not have prayed for it. Since division has always been the result of departure from God’s pattern, we believe division can be healed by a return to the revealed truth of God’s word.

How We Worship

Our assembled worship procedures are simple, spiritual and orderly, key-noted by the words of Jesus, who said, “true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24). Absent is the frenzied emotionalism so common in churches today. Each element of worship finds its origin in the commands and examples of the New Testament.


The entire assembly joins in worship. There is no choir or special groups, but simple congregational singing. We find no evidence in the New Testament that the early church used mechanical instruments to accompany their singing, therefore we do not use them in our worship (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).


The congregation is led in prayer by one of the men in the assembly. We pray, not only to praise and thank God, but also to ask for our needs and the needs of others (1 Timothy 2:1-4).


The lessons and sermons are designed to teach God’s word, so as to encourage compliance by those who listen. It has become increasingly popular for preachers to appear sensational by discussing subjects not revealed in the Bible, and even laying claims to miraculous powers. we make no such claim for sensationalism - just a period of plain bible teaching and study.

The Lord's Supper

Like the church in the New Testament, we partake of the Lord’s supper each first day of the week (Acts 20:7). The supper consists of the unleavened Bread and the fruit of the vine memorials of the body and the blood of Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:20-36).

Giving As We Prosper

We do not take up a collection every time we meet, but only on the first day of the week (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Should you attend our Sunday service when the collection is taken, you are not expected or asked to give. This is the responsibility of our members, not our guests.

Please Come And Worship

We do not take up a collection every time we meet, but only on the first day of the week (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Should you attend our Sunday service when the collection is taken, you are not expected or asked to give. This is the responsibility of our members, not our guests.