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Who We Are

Who We Are
“…I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it”

Jesus promised, “…I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18). Our goal is, and must always be, to be the church that Jesus built. Being a “church of Christ” isn’t a title, it’s more of a description of what we want to be: Christ’s church, Christ’s people. This means being the same as the church we read about in the New Testament.

“And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47). Because it is the Lord’s church, it is the Lord who makes those who are “being saved” His church. When we believe and obey the gospel (Romans 1:16), Jesus cleanses us of our sins and adds us to those He recognizes as His church.

Like those who were first added to the church, we hear God’s word and believe (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:17). We repent of (change our minds and turn from) sin (Acts 2:38). We confess our belief that Jesus is the Son of God (Romans 10:9-10), and we are “baptized… for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). It is at this point that the Lord forgives us and adds us to His church.

There is one sense in which Christ’s church is that group of saved people everywhere and for all time. It’s a body of believers who follow Jesus and who He recognizes as His own. There is another sense in which Christ’s church is seen in local congregations scattered all over the world. There, members of Christ’s church assemble together to worship, work, and serve as Jesus revealed in the New Testament.

This is who we are trying to be. We look at the New Testament, see what Jesus would have us to believe, do, and teach, and try to do just that. It’s a simple, straight forward approach that we would be happy to show you in Scripture.