Who are these people in the church of Christ?
Members of the church of Christ are Christians who strive to worship God the same way the first Christians did, and in that way continue the unity that Jesus prayed for.
There are other groups like us, across the United States and all around the world. We have no central organization – but we have a common cause: to be the church as it was when first instituted by Jesus. The Bible teaches us that our practices and teachings must be by the authority of Christ.
We are not perfect, and we do not expect you to be either. We are simply part of God’s family, ever grateful to have a Father in heaven who loves us in spite of our faults. We invite you to join us on the journey through life as part of the family of God!
What To Expect When You Visit Mebane Street church of ChristWe hope you will come and visit with us. When you do you will learn how important the understanding of the word of God, the Bible, is to us here at Mebane Street. You will enjoy the atmosphere of our worship services, where the only expectations we have on you as a visitor is to feel welcome.
The PeopleThe family at Mebane Street church of Christ is a full cornucopia of people and personalities. We are unified by a common Savior, for a common goal! We want and desire to be God's people. We work diligently to be Christ's church. Though we as individuals fall short, as humans do in so many ways (Romans 3:23), we have hope in the transformative power of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his Holy Word.
Worship ServiceIf you are present on Sunday mornings, the Lord's Day, you will observe the congregation having prayer (1 Timothy 2:8), singing hymns and spiritual songs (Hebrews 2:12), partaking in the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), preaching the Gospel (Acts 5:42), and giving (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
The Bible Is Our Only GuideThe Bible is the textbook to which reference is repeatedly made in our classes, singing, prayers and sermons. Special emphasis is placed on the New Testament (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 1:16). You will never be asked to accept what some man says about the Bible; we want you to read the Bible for yourself to see "whether those things are so" (Acts 17:11).
Salvation In Christ (Steps of Salvation)You will hear that obedience to the will of Christ is emphasized as necessary to salvation: faith in Christ as taught in the gospel (Romans 10:17); believing that message (I Cor 15) repentance (Luke 24:47); confession of faith in Christ (Romans 10:9-10); and baptism (total immersion in water) for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), and finally, remaining faithful in service to God (Hebrews 10:23).
If there should be a response from someone in the audience to the invitation (given at the end of every sermon), you will see them taken to a changing room where they may change into apparel suitable for baptism then enter the baptistry where, in simple likeness to the burial of Christ, they will be buried in water and raised up out of the water to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3-4).