What Kind of Church
WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THIS?
One thing is certain – there is no shortage of Churches today. You can pick one among the hundreds of different kinds. In the midst of such diversity, what is special about this congregation? What kind of a congregation is it? In fact we deliberately seek not to be different, because our goal is unity, not division. Christianity has suffered long enough from deep divisions separating denomination from denomination, Christian from Christian. When Jesus prayed “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us” (John 17:21). In the spirit of His prayer we seek unity with all others in Christ. We are Christians and pleading for the Biblical Christianity. How, then, shall we summarize what kind of congregation we are talking about? Perhaps the following terms will help.
A Christian church
Our message is that “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.” We require no other creed. He alone is Lord and Savior.The Church of Christ, the church belongs to Him. We have no authority to change the teachings or rewrite the rules.
A church seeking unity
The members of this congregation seek to be one in Christ.
A church seeking to restore
As much as possible, we imitate the New Testament precedents. That is why our baptism is by immersion and the Lord'd supper is every Lord’s Day. Our leaders are called ministers, preachers,elders,evangelists and every member is committed to serve with their capacities. Our preaching is about Christ, and our prayers are in Christ’s name. Even the name of the Church is rooted in the earliest days, when disciples were called Christians and their congregations were often addressed as “Churches of Christ" /Christian Churches(Romans 16:16).
A sharing church
We share our faith and love with as many as we can reach and our possessions as persons who know that everything we have belongs to God to be used for His purposes.
A growing church