Few folks are comfortable visiting an unknown place. Often we fail to understand what is going on. When you worship with us at Alum Creek we encourage you to feel free and ask questions. Here is a simple overview of what you can expect.
- Acapella Congregational singing- Perhaps the most noted difference and the first question people ask is "where's the piano?" A study of the N.T. church and a look back in history reveals that early Christians sang without the use of instruments. This truth is virtually uncontested in history. For some reason around the 1300s in Europe and not until later in America man decided to bring instruments into the worship service. Over the years most religious groups have accepted the use of instruments. The church of Christ however based on scripture and history continues to trust in the simplicity of singing as pleasing to God.
- Weekly observance of the Lord's supper- Christ himself demands that we recall His broken body and shed blood. (Luke 24:19) While He does not specify when, we do note in Acts the regularity of the early church "breaking bread", and that it occurred on the first day of the week. See Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7
- Study in the Word of God- Every service has heavy emphasis on the bible. Whether a Sunday worship or Wednesday bible study you will find the scripture being looked at. Sunday service will include a 20-30 minute sermon both morning and evening. Additionally classes assemble before worship on Sunday at 10:00 and we have separate classes for all ages on Wed. at 7:00pm.
- Collection- An opportunity to give takes place immediately following the Lord’s Supper. The bible indicates giving is a personal responsibility and personal decision before God. See 2 Cor. 9:6-8 We lay no set amount on members that they must give. This is not a social club you buy your way into, but the body of Christ.