Who We Are
The Glascow Street Church of Christ is a family of believers who assemble together to worship God and encourage each other. We consider each other as family because every member of The Lord’s Church is a brother or sister in Christ. As members of the household of God, we are devoted to The Lord and His church—and to one another. We strive to build one another up in the faith we share in Christ. No one is perfect, but we strive to serve God to the best of our abilities.
We have no allegiance to any religious body—except that of Christ. We are also not governed by any outside organization. We follow the Biblical example and understand that we are responsible for our own worship and work. We only look to Biblical examples for everything we do and practice. We seek to worship God in the same manner as the New Testament’s churches, teaching as they taught and being what they were—followers of Christ committed to bringing His truth to the world.
It is our sincere hope that you come and worship with us. We believe that you will find our practices consistent with the Bible and trust that you will find our church family a place where you are welcome and truly feel at home.
What We Believe
We believe that there is one God, and that Jesus Christ is his only son. We believe Jesus died as part of God’s plan to save each one of us. We believe God has clearly communicated everything we must do to please Him through the Bible and that every word is important. Every principle and command included in the Bible is a part of what we teach in our classes, preach from the pulpit, and profess in our community.
Based on these beliefs, we thank God daily through prayer and come together to worship him every week. We do our best to live like Jesus—doing good, following God’s word, and living in peace with all men. We also take God’s command to share our faith in God, Jesus, and the plan of salvation with family members, friends, and neighbors. This way, everyone will benefit and are ultimately saved through a relationship with God.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
The “gospel” is the “good news” that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and was raised so that we could have salvation from our sins. The Bible is God’s inspired word, which outlines His plan of salvation for us.
Plan of Salvation
Do I need to be saved?
The answer is yes, and the word of God is sufficient to save us. The apostle Paul said it this way, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16).
The apostle Peter wrote, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Peter 1:22-23).
Humankind struggles with a problem—sin. The Bible tells us that everyone has sinned and that the wages of sin is death. The solution to the problem of sin is found in Jesus Christ, through whom we are able to have our sins forgiven, be saved from everlasting punishment/hell, and have the hope of eternal life with God in heaven.
How do I become a Christian?
The “gospel” is the “good news” that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and was raised so that we could have salvation from our sins. The Bible is God’s inspired word, which outlines His plan of salvation for us. Here are some scriptures that outline the same:
People who became Christians in the New Testament believed in Jesus, repented of their sins, confessed Jesus as Lord, and were baptized into Jesus. If you have done these things to become a Christian, then you have become a Christian the same way people were saved in the time of Christ.
- Hear (Rom 10:17).
- Believe (Heb 11:6; John 3:16).
- Repent (Acts 17:30).
- Confess (Matt 16:16).
- Be Baptized (Acts 2:38).
- Live Faithfully (Rom 6:4; Rev 2:10).
We invite you to come and worship with us. We offer personal Bible studies at your convenience. We are here to help you with your spiritual needs.
Our Bible Classes
As part of our commitment to spreading the gospel of Christ, we offer Bible classes for all ages. We invite you to come and learn God’s word with us! Classes for adults and youth are every Sunday at 10:00 AM and every Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
FAQs & Biblical Answers
Is the church of Christ a new religious organization?
Where did this church begin?
Though the Lord’s church began in Jerusalem, Jesus instructed His followers to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every person (Mark 16:15). It is God’s will that there be congregations of His church throughout the whole world. In God’s sight there is only one spiritual body—His church, over which he is the head (Ephesians 1:22,23; Ephesians 4:4).
Who founded the church of Christ?
What books or standard of authority does the church of Christ follow?
The Bible is God’s word, His truth, and only its message contains the correct guide to make men free (John 8:32). Our creed is the Bible; it is the only authority that we accept in our faith and practice.
To what religious organization or denomination does the Church of Christ belong?
We strive to follow the pattern for the church that is found in the New Testament in order that today we might be just as the non-denominational church, which Jesus founded nearly 2,000 years ago.
Where are the headquarters of the church of Christ?
The Bible says Jesus is the head of the church (Ephesians 5:23), and God has put all things under His feet (Ephesians 1:22). Because Jesus, our head, now sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Colossians 3:1), the “headquarters” for the church of Christ are in heaven. Each local church or congregation is autonomous. Jesus Christ has been given all authority (Matthew 28:18), and thus every congregation is under His rule.
Why do you call yourselves the “Church of Christ”?
We wear the name of Christ to give honor to our Savior and head, to whom we belong. There are several descriptions of the church in the New Testament, including “church of God” (1 Corinthians 1:2), “churches of Christ” (Romans 6:16), “body of Christ” (Ephesians 1:22,23), “house of God” (1 Timothy 3:15), and “kingdom of God’s Son” (Colossians 1:13).
On which day does the church of Christ worship? What do you do during your worship services?
The Bible declares that Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week, which is Sunday (Mark 16:9). In addition, in the first century Christians assembled on the first day of the week in order to remember their risen Lord and worship the God of heaven (Acts 20:7). Today, the church of Christ continues to assemble each Sunday to worship the living God. Our worship each Lord’s day consists of five parts:
- Preaching/studying God’s word (Acts 20:7; 2 Timothy 4:2) – We emphasize the Bible because only the word of God is a lamp for our feet to travel the way of life (Psalm 119:105). Only the gospel is God’s power to save man (Romans 1:16).
- Prayer (Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 2:1,2,8) – Prayer is man’s way to communicate to God. Our prayers include thanksgiving, requests, praise and glory to God, and confession of sin.
- Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-27) – The Lord’s Supper, which is also called “breaking bread” or “communion,” consists of two elements: unleavened bread and fruit of the vine. In order to remember the death of Jesus, each Sunday, members of the church eat the bread, which represents the body of Jesus, and drink the fruit of the vine, which represents His blood (Matthew 26:26-28).
- Contribution (1 Corinthians 16:1,2) – Giving to God on each first day of the week is the responsibility of each Christian. These contributions are used to support the work of the local church and such free-will gifts are the sole source of income for the church. The church does not engage in business enterprises to support its activities.
Singing (Ephesians 5:19) – As the New Testament teaches, our music consists of offering praises to God in acapella singing, speaking to one another, and admonishing one another “in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody” in our hearts to the Lord. No instruments of music are used.
What must one do in order to become a member of Christ’s church?
According to the Bible, men do not join the church, but rather God adds all saved people to His church (Acts 2:47). One must be born of water and the Spirit in order to enter the kingdom (John 3:5). The condition that one must meet in order to enter the church is to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. This includes:
- Hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).
- Believing that God exists (Hebrews 11:6) and that Jesus is His Son (John 3:16-18).
- Repenting of all sins (Acts 17:30).
- Confessing Jesus as the Son of God (Matthew 16:16; Acts 8:37).
- Being baptized (immersed in water) for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).
When a person does these things, he is saved from all past sins, and God adds him to His church. He has been born into God’s family.
Why does the church of Christ exist? What is its mission?
The Bible indicates that before the creation of the world, the church was already in the mind of God (Ephesians 3:6-11). Its establishment was foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament (Isaiah 2:1-4). In all of its activities, the church is to glorify God (Ephesians 3:21). Our mission, like that of our Savior, is to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). In order to do this, the church has three different areas of work in which it engages:
- Preaching the gospel of Christ to the lost.
- Teaching the Bible to Christians to build them up and strengthen the church.
- Doing benevolence or good works to those in need.