Introduction

The Humble church of Christ is a group of people who have voluntarily formed a relationship in which they seek to fulfill certain duties to God. While we recognize that our primary responsibilities are fulfilled individually (Jo. 15: 1-8; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 2:12-16; Matt. 5:13-16) we also know Christians in the first century formed churches in which they functioned collectively to provide for certain activities (Phil. 1:1; 4:15-16).

Public assemblies---We meet regularly in order to edify one another and worship God as we sing, pray and teach. Assemblies on Sunday and on Wednesday are scheduled for these purposes. Each first day of the week we partake of the Lord's Supper and collect the funds needed for our work (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; 14:1-40; Eph. 5:19; 1 Cor. 16:1-3).

Edification---Early Christians edified one another when they came together (1 Cor. 14:3-5,12, 17,26,31) and this is the purpose of our Bible classes. While the spiritual training of children is the duty of parents in the home, we provide classes for all ages but these are not intended to take the place of private Bible study with children on a daily basis.

Evangelism---In the first century churches provided wages to evangelists in order that they might preach the gospel (Phil. 4:15-16; 1 Cor. 9:1-14; 2 Cor. 11:8-9) and we do this both locally and elsewhere. We frequently ask other evangelists to be with us for a week or week-end to speak on special themes. In addition to these activities we are concerned with...

Benevolence---First century churches provided material assistance to other saints and churches as needs arose (2 Cor. 8-9; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; Acts 4:32-35). As similar needs arise today we seek to follow the same pattern.

Organization---The Humble church is not affiliated with any other church or churches of Christ. We are independent and autonomous and are not a part of any denominational structure.

Elders---Part of the structure of first century churches was elders (Phil. 1:1) who were to provide for spiritual leadership (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9; 1 Thess. 5:12- 13). At the present time Doug Bernard, Jeff Bogs, Steve Fontenot, Craig Moore and Wally Ottersbach serve the congregation in this capacity.

Fellowship with God is enjoyed by those who accept Jesus as Lord and have demonstrated this through their obedience to Him (Gal. 3:26- 27; Heb. 5:8-9). Such people are welcomed into our fellowship.

Our association together does not depend upon complete agreement on all Bible subjects. We know that differences will arise on various matters (Rom. 14; 1 Cor. 8). In the areas of honestly-held convictions that don't conflict with clearly revealed scriptural principles, we strive to respect such and make no attempt to force others to abandon or violate their convictions. Because of our belief in the all- sufficiency of the scriptures (2 Tim. 3:16-17), our appeal is to search them daily (Acts 17:11) and submit to its teaching in order that we might resolve all differences. It is with such attitudes that we can grow and achieve unity (Eph. 4:1-6).

We maintain fellowship with all who show a determination to live as Christ directs. However, we follow the New Testament command and example of withdrawing ourselves from those whose lives are contrary to His teaching (1 Cor. 5:2; 2 Thess. 3:6,14)

If you are a Christian looking for a group of saints to assemble and work with, we believe we can provide the encouragement and edification you have a right to expect.

If you are seeking to learn of the One who God has made both Lord and Christ, we would love for you to visit and study with us.

 

Last Updated:
12/15/2015