Who are Churches of Christ?

We’re part of a global movement of Christians seeking to restore biblical faith and practice in personal discipleship and church life. Our authority is the Bible and where possible we like to do Bible things in Bible ways and call them by Bible names. That’s why we don’t call ourselves Baptists (although we do baptise repentant believers by immersion); or Presbyterians (although we do have presbyters or elders overseeing churches). We want to be “Christians” only – without claiming to be the only Christians. Accordingly, many of the congregations in this movement are called “churches of Christ” – a description used by first century churches to highlight that they belong to Jesus Christ (Romans 16:16).

In our evangelism we point everyone to Jesus, believing that by grace through faith we enjoy God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 2:8). We baptise repentant believers into Christ for forgiveness of sins and to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). Then, like all God’s people through the centuries, we encourage each other to do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).
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