Prescott Church of Christ
You have probably heard of churches of Christ
Perhaps you've asked, "Who are these people? What - if anything - distinguishes them from the hundreds of other churches in the world?"
Members of churches of Christ are a people of restoration spirit--wanting to restore the original New Testament church. Many religious organizations today have become burdened with man’s traditions and have changed the pattern of the New Testament church toward more of a social organization. The only answer is to go back to the scriptures to see what Christ intended for the church to be. This is what we seek to do. We strive to take the Bible alone and "continue steadfastly in the apostles' teaching..." (Acts 2:42). We are striving to follow God’s blueprint in our worship, work and service.
Each congregation is self-governed. As we read through the New Testament we see that the church that Christ established has none of the trappings of modern-day organizational bureaucracy. There are no governing boards--neither district, regional, national nor international nor earthly headquarters. Each congregation is autonomous (self- ruled) and independent of other congregations. Again, that is the pattern found in the New Testament. The only tie which binds congregations together is a common allegiance to Christ and the Bible.
What you can expect?
A Cappella Singing
One of the things people usually notice about churches of Christ is the singing without instrumental music (Ephesians 5:19) -- a cappella singing is the music used in our worship.
Weekly Observance of the Lord's Supper
Another item of worship that you may notice as different is the weekly observance of the Lord's Supper. This memorial supper was inaugurated by Jesus on the night of his betrayal (Matthew 26:26-28). It is observed on the first day of every week by Christians (Acts 20:7) in memory of the Lord's death (1 Corinthians 11:24-25).
What is expected of you?
Nothing. You are welcome to participate or just observe if that is your choice. We might ask you to fill out a Visitor's Card. This simply provides us information so we can write or call to thank you for your visit. We would love for you to stay after worship services for a few minutes, if you can. We would enjoy getting to know you.