You are here

What is the Church of Christ?

The churches of Christ

Who are we?  What do we believe?

We are a people who believe that Christ is the Son of God and that through Him we are redeemed throughout eternity – We believe He tells us how to live in the New Testament.

We are deeply convicted that the Bible is God’s written Word – We believe it is God’s only written message to mankind.

We are a people of restoration spirit – We are seeking to restore the attitudes and teachings of the New Testament church.

We do not desire to be another denomination – We simply wish to be Christians, members of the church Christ died for and established.

We are a people believing that Christ has all authority – We believe He has set forth in the New Testament what His church is and what His church should teach.

We are not a perfect people – We have personal weaknesses and shortcomings, but we strive each day to overcome our faults with the help of Jesus.

We are a people believing that Christ has all authority – We believe He has set forth in the New Testament what His church is and what His church should teach.

We are not a perfect people – We have personal weaknesses and shortcomings, but we strive each day to overcome our faults with the help of Jesus.

 

A Cappella Singing

A Cappella means “after the manner of the church” - like the church in the New Testament

A capella is singing without the use of mechanical instruments of music. New Testament instruction omits instrumental music completely.

What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. — 1 Corinthians 14:15

Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord — Ephesians 5:19

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. — Colossians 3:16

 

Worship at Brighton church of Christ

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. — John 4:24

The New Testament speaks five times of worship observed by the First-Century church: praying, preaching, giving, singing, & taking the Lord's Supper. In our commitment to follow the New Testament pattern — central to our worship services at Brighton church of Christ are the following five elements...

♦ We Pray — And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. — Acts 2:42

♦ We have a Bible–based lesson — In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. — II Timothy 4:1-4

♦ We contribute of our income — Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. — I Corinthians 16:1-2

♦ We worship in song with only a cappella singing — Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. — Colossians 3:16

♦ We observe the Commuinion on the first day of every week following the example of the church in the New Testament.

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer