Who are the churches of Christ? We strive to be as close as we can to the church in the New Testament. We don't consider ourselves to be one denomination among many others, and we wear the name "church of Christ" because that was how the Apostle Paul referred to all the churches (Romans 16:16). We don't identify ourselves by any sectarian name, but are called "Christians" because that's what the earliest believers were called (Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16). The churches of Christ had multiple elders and deacons (Philippians 1:1; cf. 1 Timothy 3), so we do too.
A couple of the distinguishing factors of the church of Christ from other groups is that we partake of the Lord's Supper every first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2). We also do not use instruments in our praise, but, like the early church, we sing praises to God with the instrument that He gave us -- the human voice (Hebrews 13:15).
We invite you to visit us any time you're in our area. If we may serve you, please let us know your need. God bless.
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