Authority of the Bible

The Bible serves as the sole authority for faith and practice in the Church of Christ.

The Church of Christ affirms the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. It is the ultimate authority for all matters of faith and practice. We believe in the sufficiency of Scripture, rejecting the need for additional revelations or human traditions. Our interpretation of the Bible is guided by sound principles of hermeneutics, seeking to understand the original intent of the biblical authors.

Salvation by Grace through Faith

Salvation is a gift of God's grace, received through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Church of Christ teaches that salvation is available to all humanity through the grace of God, made possible by the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is not earned through good works or human merit but is received as a free gift by placing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This faith is expressed through repentance, confession of faith, and baptism by immersion for the forgiveness of sins.

The New Testament Church

The Church of Christ seeks to model itself after the New Testament pattern of the early Christian church.

The Church of Christ aims to be a restoration of the New Testament church as established by Jesus Christ and the apostles. We emphasize the importance of following the biblical example in matters of worship, organization, and doctrine. This includes practices such as congregational singing, weekly observance of the Lord's Supper, plurality of eldership, and autonomous congregational governance.

Baptism for the Remission of Sins

Baptism by immersion is essential for the forgiveness of sins in the Church of Christ.

The Church of Christ teaches that baptism by immersion is a necessary step in the process of salvation. We believe that baptism is a response of faith and obedience to the gospel message, symbolizing the burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through baptism, believers receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit, entering into a new life of discipleship and fellowship with God.

Unity of Believers

The Church of Christ emphasizes the importance of unity among believers based on common faith and adherence to biblical truth.

The Church of Christ values unity among believers as commanded by Jesus Christ and exemplified in the early Christian community. We seek to foster unity through a shared commitment to biblical truth, love, and mutual respect. While recognizing diversity in opinions and interpretations, we prioritize essential doctrines and practices that unite us as followers of Christ, striving to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).