Christ Centered Lives

In the cross of Christ, we see Jesus’ humble service, His compassion and His love extended to all of His creation.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to incorporate these traits in our lives. 

We are a community where giving self, caring for others, healing hurts and meeting spiritual needs are of prime importance.  Such a fellowship in Christ creates an atmosphere where worship is truly the response of our lives. 

We believe that each day of our lives is a celebration of our relationship to Jesus (Romans12:1-2).  We celebrate our salvation and our call to serve in Jesus’ name (Colossians 3:17).  Our assemblies are especially characterized by five activities observed by the first century church:  singing, praying, preaching, giving and memorializing the Lord’s Supper.  Visitors quickly observe two unique characteristics in our weekly Sunday services:  1. Regular observance of the Lord’s Supper; and, 2. Acappella singing in the worship service. 

We find in Acts 20:7 that the first century church participated in the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day.  Since we wish to emulate the power and simplicity of New Testament days, we also commune together every Sunday and bring our offerings. 

Likewise, the New Testament scriptures referencing music in the assembly only mention singing.  Historically, the first appearance of instrumental music in church worship was not until the 6th century A.D. and no general practice of its use occurred until the 8th century A.D.  In keeping with our desire for restoration, we have chosen to sing in our worship services with “joy in our hearts”.    

 We recognize that to exalt Christ as Lord we must seek to be true to His word.  As people under His Lordship we are committed to His word and to the principles of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). 

Our views of the church and of the life of the Christian are defined by Jesus’ word and not by the world or teachings of men.  What we teach and practice as a church and as individuals must be based on God’s word if Christ is to be honored as Lord and Savior of us all (Colossians 3:17). 

This search for the truth is the dynamic that help us continually mature in Christ and leads us in our desire to restore simple New Testament Christianity.  His word gives us complete guidance (2 Timothy 3: 16-17) and strength to grow as we learn from Him.