What to Expect on Your Visit
We believe that Jesus had a magnificent dream when He planned His church. He envisioned a group of people with warm, supportive, family-type fellowship; courageously pure lifestyles; compassion for hurting and unfulfilled people; and a loyal obedience to His will. Though we humbly recognize our imperfect achievement of this dream, Christ's dream is nonetheless our aim.
Stated simply, our goal is to restore New Testament Christianity as it was lived and practiced in the first century. We desire to simply be Christians. As such, we call on religious people everywhere to unite as one in Christ with Jesus as our only Head and the Bible as the only Divine guide in matters of faith and practice (John 17:17-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 1:27).
Here's what your can expect when you visit us at the Greenfield church of Christ:
Scripture tells us that we are to pray without ceasing and you'll see an emphasis on prayer in our services. When we are together and when we are separated, we are always to be communicating with God. Prayer allows us to praise God when we are happy and seek help when we are in trouble.
We sing "a cappella" (without any instruments). This may be new to you and if you're wondering why we do it this, feel free to ask any of us. We encourage you to join in, even if you don't know the songs. Most of the songs we sing will have a Scripture at the top of the page in the song book so you can look to God's Word for the messages they convey.
Communion is an important part of our worship each and every week as it is a divinely-instituted time of reflection upon the very foundation of our faith, the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. In this simple memorial, we remember the sacrifice Christ made so we could have a hope of being freed from our sins.
The work we do here in Greenfield is supported by the contributions of our members, as directed in Scripture. Occasionally the contribution will go towards a specific need, like a missionary in a foreign country or support for someone locally in need. This is not an admission charge for the worship service but an opportunity for our members to provide for the financial needs of our work. As a visitor, in no way are you expected to make a donation; simply pass the basket to the person sitting next to you.
The sermon will be 20-30 minutes long and grounded in Scripture. Follow along in your Bible and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. We love to talk about our awesome God. After the sermon, a specific invitation will be given for those who desire to be baptized. At this time, we will stand and sing together, but don't feel uncomfortable; you won't be singled out in any way.
We are honored that you are considering joining us this week. When you come, please take a moment after services to let us say hello! Don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions before your visit.