Who We Are
The Church of Christ was established on the day of Pentecost following the resurrection of Christ (Acts 1, 2). Our head is Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:20-23, Colossians 1:15-18). Our doctrine, organization and worship are in accordance with the teaching of Christ and the Apostles as revealed in the New Testament.
We go by the principle "Speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent."
Our purpose is to spread the good news of the Gospel to the world as well as to provide spiritual instruction and nourishment in accordance with biblical teaching to our members.
Our congregations are autonomous.
Worship services are held on the first day of the week - Sunday. Their focus is the observation of the Lord's Supper. They also include prayer, a capella singing, teaching from the Bible in a sermon, and a free-will offering from the members.
St. Albert Church of Christ: For Your Information
The St Albert Church of Christ is non-denominational and is striving to practise the original Christian faith revealed in the New Testament.
Some of our Basic Beliefs
We believe there is one God, the God of the Bible (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 45:18-22, 1 Timothy 2:5), revealed to us in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:1-2).
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Luke 1:30-35; John 20:30-31; Romans 1:1-4; 2 Peter 1:16-18) and the Savior of the world (Acts 4:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 4:14), and that He died for the sins of all people (Acts 2:36-39; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 5:6-9) and was raised from the dead (Matthew 28:1-10; John 20:24-29; Acts 1:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8).
We believe we are saved (have our sins forgiven) by God’s grace through our obedient faith in Christ and His sacrifice for our sins (Mark 16:15-16; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:20-24).
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative word of God, and that it is the Divine guide to righteousness and eternal life (2 Samuel 23:1-2; Galatians 1:11-12; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 7:24-29; 2 Timothy 3:14-17).
We believe we must have a command, example or instruction from the New Testament for everything we teach and practise in the Christian faith. Our only standard of authority for all we do is the word of God (John 12:48-50; 1 Corinthians 4:6; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 22:18-19).
We are Just Christians
The division among those who claim to follow Christ today is much different from the unity of the early Christians, before human traditions and philosophies and different doctrines divided them.
We believe such divisions go against the word of God (John 17:20-23; Romans 16:17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Ephesians 4:1-6), so we have no denominational organization, name, doctrine or creed.
Following the Bible only, individually, we are just Christians (1 Peter 4:16) and as a congregation, we are a church of Christ (Romans 16:16).
We have no organization beyond the local church. Each congregation is self-governing under Christ, who is the Head of His church (Ephesians 5:23-24; Colossians 1:18).
Our Worship is Simple and Devout
We come together as a body of believers to worship our God every Sunday, the first day of the week, the day our Lord was raised from the dead.
Our worship assemblies are conducted in an orderly, reverent and joyful atmosphere. Our purpose is to glorify God, and to strengthen and encourage those worshiping Him.
Our worship consists of only those acts of worship which were practised by the first Christians in the days of the apostles as recorded for us in the New Testament.
We take part in the Lord’s Supper or communion every first day of the week in remembrance of Jesus and His sacrifice for our sins (Acts 2:42; 20:7). We have the word of God read and preached to us for our learning and encouragement (1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 4:1-5). We pray together (Ephesians 6:18; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; James 5:16-18). We give financially for the work of the church in sharing the good news of Christ with the lost, building up those already saved, and helping those in need (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8). And we sing songs of praise and thanksgiving to our God. Our singing is without the accompaniment of instruments, and we encourage everyone to sing (Ephesians 5:19-20; Colossians 3:16).
In all of our worship, we try to maintain the attitude that Jesus taught when He stated, “…the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).
Our Mission is to Share the Gospel with All
We take seriously the command of our Lord to teach the gospel to all people and make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16). We believe the gospel of salvation in Christ is truly “good news” that every person needs and deserves to hear.
Everyone is always welcome to come and worship with us or search the Scriptures with us at our weekly Wednesday Night Bible study. You visit us as a respected guest. We try to practise the “Golden Rule” of always treating others as we would like to be treated (Matthew 7:12; 22:37-39; Luke 6:31).