By Edd Sterchi
A church that is nondenominational - striving to restore the organization, doctrine, and actions of the church of the New Testament without the problems and trappings of a man-made structure. A church like this would truly be striving to be the Lord’s church (Matthew 16:18; Colossians 1:24).
A church with no creed but the Bible - exalting Christ as the only head of the church and His gospel as the only source of authority and doctrine, knowing that adding to or taking away from the New Testament authority is dangerous and deadly (Galatians 1:18; Revelation 22:18-19).
A church with spiritual and truthful worship (John 4:24) - worshiping simply as the first-century Christians were instructed to do. Since the Lord built the church (Matthew 16:18) and purchased it with His blood (Acts 20:28), shouldn’t He be the one to determine how the church worships Him?
A church that is active and zealous for the Lord - evangelizing, edifying, doing benevolent deeds, and exalting the Lord in everything it does (Titus 2:14).
A church whose members are striving for righteousness - knowing that the church will be presented to God perfect and holy (Ephesians 5:27), but in the meantime, doing their best to live pure and holy lives and aspiring to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
A church that feels like a family and where love is expressed - fulfilling the Lord’s command to “love one another” (John 13:34-35), having pure and sincere fellowship with one another and with Christ (1 John 1:3,7).
We in the churches of Christ are doing our very best to be this church. We invite you to join us to help make this effort a reality.
If you have any questions about our worship service or concerning anything we do as a church, we encourage you to talk to our elders or myself.
- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.broadwaychurchofchrist.net/