What to Expect When You Visit the Example Church of Christ

Hello and thank you for picking up this introduction to the church of Christ that meets at Keyser. Simply stated, we are a group of people who worship and strive to serve God according to the Bible. This pamphlet is not meant to be a statement of beliefs, and in it you won’t find our positions on current hot topics in the religious world. What you will find is a little information to help you get familiar with us so that, when you visit, you will be more comfortable. If you are seeking the truth, by all means come and visit us.

Our worship is designed to be a period of reverent praise and devotion to God. You will not be confused by many people speaking at the same time. Good order will prevail at every worship service, as one of the brethren leads the congregation (1 Corinthians 14:33, 40). You will be able to reverently express your devotion to God and study what is taught.

We seek to follow the simple and spiritual pattern of collective worship found in the New Testament. We limit our collective activities to those for which we can establish clear Biblical authority (1 Corinthians 4:6, 2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

These are the things you will find us doing in our worship assembly:
You can expect to find a simple worship service, adhering to the teachings of the New Testament. When we assemble on every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10), which is Sunday, the first day of the week, we participate in the five acts of worship that one can read about in the New Testament.

  • Prayer – At every assembly, we will express our thanksgiving to God and ask for His blessings. (1 Timothy 2:8, Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • Singing – The whole congregation joins together in praising God and exhorting each other in song without the use of musical instruments (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16).
  • Communion – The members of the church partake of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine each and every Lord’s Day in remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross (Acts 20:7).
  • Preaching and Teaching – The congregation hears lessons from the Word of God. We believe that we should have Scriptural authority for everything that we do as Christians, and as a church. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and it is all that we use to determine our practices and beliefs. (Titus 2:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:2-5)
  • Giving – Each Christian contributes financially to the work of the church, on each Lord’s Day. Our guests are neither asked nor expected to participate. (1 Corinthians 16:2).

Feel free to ask questions on what you see, or on any other Bible subject.
Free written material on Bible subjects is available in our lobby. We are also happy to arrange personal Bible studies at your convenience.
There is no need to feel uncomfortable about dress requirements. Wear what you have. We are ordinary people.
Children are always welcome in our assemblies. We have a quiet room available where you can care for your child should they need to leave the assembly.
If you need assistance with a personal or spiritual matter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The best advice that we can give you is to “Come and see.” (John 1:46). Be our guest for a few weeks – observe, ask questions, get acquainted and prayerfully consider the things that you hear. Please be our guest.

Gospel Plan of Salvation

  • Hear the gospel. Romans 10:17
  • Believe the gospel. Hebrews 11:6, Romans 1:16
  • Repent. Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30-31
  • Confess Christ. Romans 10:10, Matthew 10:32
  • Be baptized. Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38
  • Be faithful until death. 2 Peter 1:1-11, Revelation 2:10

Please take a moment to look up the scriptures that are referenced in your bible. Indeed, what God said in His word is far more important than what anyone else teaches. May God bless you in your search for truth.