Who are we?
We’re glad you asked and we appreciate your interest. This congregation began just a few years ago with about 20 people meeting in the basement of one of the original members. Since that time we have grown to over a hundred, have outgrown our meeting house, and are now meeting in our new auditorium.
We are determined to follow the Bible to the very best of our ability. We want nothing older than the Old Testament, or newer than the New. We are not perfect in our knowledge and application of the Bible, but we are willing to give scriptural authority for everything we teach and practice, or give it up.
We have an active program of teaching for toddlers to senior citizens, but it is just teaching. We stay away from turning Bible School into a social organization. The teachers who are part of this work at Warfield Blvd. spend many hours preparing lessons, classrooms, and personally advancing in teaching skills. We provide a class for every age.
Our classes begin Sunday morning at 9:30. We have the same arrangement of classes on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Our worship is not ornate or complicated. We meet on the first day of the week to “break bread” (Acts 20:7). Since every week has a first day, we do this every Sunday.
We honor God in our teaching and praise. We pray together and study his sacred word. We do this because that is what we understand was done when the church first came into existence (Acts 2:42).
Our collective work is primarily focused on evangelism. We believe this is why the Lord established his church (Matt. 16:18; 1 Thess. 1:7-8; Phil. 2:14-15; 1 Tim. 3:16). We urge you to read each of these passages.
When there is a need to provide for the physical needs of the members of this congregation, we do so (Acts 2:44-46; 4:34-35; Acts 6:1-6).
If you happen to be in our area visiting, please come meet with us. If you are moving into the Fort Campbell area, we hope you will come to our meetings. If you want to know more about us, please contact us.
What is this “church of Christ,” anyway?
It seems that a lot of people are confused today about what the “church of Christ” is. That’s because people have “evolved” into a “denominational” mindset.
When discussing matters of religion it’s not uncommon to hear the question, “Are you Protestant or Catholic?”
Then if you’re Protestant, for example, the question becomes, “Are you Lutheran? Are you Presbyterian? Are you Baptist or Methodist or some other “-ist”?”
Where then, does the “church of Christ” fit into this jumble of religious confusion?
The answer is, “none of the above.” You see, the church that Christ built was none of these things. Even as early as the first century there were indications of contentions or divisions in the Lord’s church. Paul, through divine inspiration records his scathing remarks to the Corinthians for such a practice:
1 Cor 1:10-13 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? (KJV)
What is the difference between the first century Christians making the claim, “I am of Paul!” or “I am of Peter!” and people today saying, “I am of Martin Luther!” or “I am of John Wesley!” or “I am of John the Baptist!” or any number of other men? No difference. It was wrong then and it’s just as wrong today!
Christ is the head over ALL things to the church – which is His body (Eph 1:22-23). It is the same church He gave His life for – the ONE body spoken of in Ephesians:
Eph 4:4-6 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (KJV)
That ONE body of Christ is the church – Christ’s church. It is very important to understand that we have no name but “Christian.” The “church of Christ” is not a name but a description of who we are – “the church that belongs to Christ.”
Are you a member of the church that belongs to Christ? Have you faithfully followed the New Testament pattern in your work, worship and organization? If you don’t know then find out!
2 Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV)
Dear friend, don’t blindly follow a religion “just because”…
…just because it’s the way you’ve always worshiped.
…just because your parents worship that way.
…just because it makes you feel good.
…just because you like the preacher.
…just because your minister is a “very educated” man and you know that he couldn’t possibly be wrong.
We are responsible for studying for ourselves and showing ourselves approved to God. We urge you to explore the various studies on this site and if you have any questions, please send us a comment/request using our Contact Us page.