History of Churches of Christ

Many people wonder who the Churches of Christ are.  They are a group of Christians who strive to be just that–Christians. There is a simple call that Jesus gives each one of us: “Follow me.” When Jesus gave his disciples the great commission in Matthew 28, he said, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I (Jesus) have commanded you.” Throughout history, the Churches of Christ have striven to be disciples (followers) of Jesus and to help others form a meaningful and lasting relationship with God.

One of the great strenghts of the Churches of Christ is that they hold the Bible as the authority for all of life. Rather than focus on bells and whistles to draw people in, they strive to live, worship, and die under the guidance of Holy Scripture and example of Jesus Christ. Scripture teaches that baptized followers of Jesus have a lot to offer the church. Christians do not exist merely to make a church grow numerically, but are valuable in service to others, in encouraging, and in contributing to the spiritual health of each congregation.