We are a non-denominational body of believers. Our goal is to be "Christians only." Our membership is made up of many people from many backgrounds. The common faith we have in God and His Word keeps us together as a large family. Jesus said, "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24). We try, to the best of our ability, to follow this command in our worship services. By careful study of the New Testament churches, it is revealed that items of worship observed by the first-century church were singing, praying, preaching, giving, and partaking of the Lord's Supper.
One worship practice that sets the church of Christ apart from most Christian churches is a cappella singing. We worship in song in this way because there is no Biblical mention of instrumental music in the first-century church (Matthew 26:30, Acts 16:25, Romans 15:9, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, James 5:13). The result is a beautiful blending of all voices, seeking to praise and glorify God in spirit and love.
Another place you may notice a difference between the church of Christ and other religious groups is the weekly observance of the Lord's Supper. It is observed in memory of Christ's crucifixion. In Acts 20:7, we find "And upon the first day of the week ... the disciples came together to break bread." We follow this example and honor Jesus every week by participating in this communion.
Following the lesson someone may ask for prayers of the church, or there may be a baptism. After study, prayer, and meditation, an individual may feel ready to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins and salvation. (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, John 3:5, 1 Peter 3:21). When a person is baptized in Christ for these reasons, he or she becomes a Christian and is added to the church by the Lord. No further steps are required for church membership except continued love and service to the Savior. Since Christ died to save the whole world and the invitation to share in the saving grace is open to everyone (Acts 10:34-35, Revelation 22:17) we do not believe that anyone is predestined for salvation or condemnation.
To accept or reject Christ is a matter of choice. Wherever you are at this moment, we hope you will decide to accept the love and salvation offered by Christ. Our elders and ministers are available to you for further study or to answer your questions. We look forward to getting to know you. May God bless you richly as you diligently seek Him.
2020 N. Center St. (a.k.a. Hwy. 78) Bonham, TX 75418
If you come into town from McKinney (Hwy. 121) or on Hwy. 56 proceed to the east side of the square, turn left (north) on Center St. and we will be just a couple of miles and on the right.
If you come from Sherman or Paris on Hwy. 82, turn south on Center (78) and we are just a couple of minutes down the street and on the left.