We are Christians - Our Plea
We are a people of a restoration spirit
Our plea to all those that profess Jesus as Christ and their Lord is to return to the authority of the Bible and to make a return to the simplicity and purity of the New Testament church.
The Mobile Inner City church of Christ is a congregation of people who are Christians, only; we do not use denominational titles or names. We are undenominational. We look to the authority of the New Testament to define who we are; we are a body of Christ made up of people who have followed the membership criteria found in the New Testament: (1) We have followed the plan of salvation, (2) thereby obeying the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, (3) and we continue under the headship and authority of Christ, following the Apostle's teachings, and traditions. as we find through example and command in the New Testament. We seek to be like the first century church of the New Testament; the church that was established by Jesus and was purchased with His own blood.
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When you worship with us...
Things may seem different than what some may experience at other churches:
When you visit one of our Sunday services, you can expect to find a simple worship service that adheres to the teachings of the New Testament. When we assemble on every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10), which is Sunday, we will worship God by …
Praying: We are led by different men in our congregation (1 Timothy 2:1-8).
Singing: The whole congregation joins together in praising God in song without the use of musical instruments (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). In case anyone is unfamiliar with one of the songs, the words are available in our songbooks and also on a screen in front of the auditorium. Many of our visitors choose to join us in singing, while others prefer simply to listen as we worship.
Taking Communion: Every Sunday, our members remember Christ’s death by eating unleavened bread and drinking fruit of the vine (Acts 20:7). We sit quietly for a few minutes and reflect on how wonderful it is that God loved us enough to give his own Son for us!
Preaching and reading scripture: We will enjoy a Bible lesson that lasts about 30 minutes (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:14). On most Sundays Chuck Griffis, our minister, presents these lessons, though occasionally a guest speaker will guide our thoughts. Each lesson will take a Bible passage and explain what it means and how it applies to our lives.
Giving: Each member of this congregation contributes weekly to the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:2). We do not ask or expect our visitors to give anything in the offering.