The Church of Christ is composed of people who accept Christ as the Son of God and Lord of Life -- who strive to follow His commandments and to honor His word as their sufficient rule of faith and practice. The Church of Christ is not sectarian, nor is it denominational. It is the Spiritual Body of Christ, wherein dwells the Spirit of God. (Romans 8:8-15.)
We have no conference, convention or earthly Ecclesiastical authority over us -- only Christ and his Word. We seek the unity of all believers in Christ upon the essential matters and the freedom of local congregations on individual matters of opinion.
No creed but Christ.
No name but the divine.
No book but the Bible.
No rule of faith and practice but the New Testament. Where the scriptures speak - We speak.
Where the Scriptures are silent - We are silent.
God the Father
We believe in one God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. God the Father Almighty is the Creator of all things visible and invisible.
Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3
Jesus, God's Son
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son, our one and only Savior. He was born both fully human and fully divine, conceived by the Holy Spirit to the virgin Mary. He suffered and was crucified; died and was buried; and boldly rose from the dead on the third day. Jesus ascended into Heaven and now sits on the right hand of the Father and will return to earth someday soon.
I John 4:9; Luke 23-24; John 1:1, 17
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity and dwells in every believer who has accepted Jesus as Savior. He convicts of sin, reveals God's truth, and gives gifts to every believer which are used to give testimony to God's greatness. He also produces growth in our lives that the Bible calls "fruit"—results of growing in our faith.
John 16:5-15; Joel 2:28-29; I Cor. 2:10-16, Galatians 5:22, 23
Human Sinful Nature
The Bible tells how humanity sinned against God and because of sin is separated from him. Thankfully, Jesus saves us through the sacrifice of His life and also His rising from the dead.
We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sin is achieved only by God's grace through Jesus Christ; nothing we could do on our own.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that anointed men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error.
2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe the Bible teaches that once a person has received God's grace by putting faith in Christ, the life-long process of sanctification (becoming more like Jesus every day) begins, with the individual repenting of their sins and being baptised by immersion.
The process of sanctification continues throughout the life of the believer through the work of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18, Acts 2:38, Galatians 3:27