What we do…
Our work and worship is simple. We will only practice what we can find in the New Testament scriptures. If what we are doing cannot be found in the scriptures, we will gladly give it up. If we are not doing something that is revealed in the New Testament, we will gladly begin doing it. The work of the Anderson church of Christ is three-fold:
1) Preach the gospel (Mark 16:15-16);
2) Edify each member to spiritual maturity in Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16);
3) Provide benevolence to saints in need (I Timothy 5:9-16).
So much of the religious world has gone after the “social gospel” and has neglected man’s most pressing need—the salvation of his soul. This is the goal of our work (I Peter 1:8-9, 22-25). Our worship is also very easy to identify from the New Testament Scriptures. It is simple, yet dignified. Our aim is to glorify and honor God, not man. We assemble each Lord’s Day to engage in acts of worship. We break bread together to remember our Lord in His death (Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 11:26). We offer fervent prayer (Acts 2:42). We sing hymns without the accompaniment of instruments (Hebrews 2:12; Ephesians 5:19). The Lord’s Word is preached (Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 2:1-5). The members give so that the work of this local church can be supported (I Corinthians 16:1-2). Visitors are never solicited for money! The contribution is the responsibility of members. We want to do all things “decently and in order” (I Corinthians 14:40).
Who we are…
We want you to know just who we are and what we claim to be. We do not claim to be the only right religious people you’ll find. God alone knows who are His (II Timothy 2:19). However, what we do strive to be is the church one reads about in the New Testament. We oppose the religious division found in mainstream denominationalism. Christ prayed for unity (John 17:21) and died to establish His church (Matthew 16:18). We want to be His people—a New Testament church of Christ, a people belonging to Him. Therefore, those of us that are members of the Anderson church of Christ have obeyed God’s Plan for Salvation—
Hear the word of God (Romans 10:17);
Believe the word of God (Hebrews 11:6);
Repent of our sins (Luke 13:3);
Confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Romans 10:9-10);
Baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38);
Live faithful until death (Revelation 2:10).