Lower Bucks Church of Christ

Lower Bucks Church of Christ

For our visitors

We want you to visit us at the church of Christ. And we want you to feel comfortable. But we know an unfamiliar place can be intimidating.

What Will Be Expected of You:
Nothing at all! You are welcome to participate. But don't feel obligated to. Just observe if that is your choice. You may be asked to fill out a Visitor's Card. This simply provides information so the church can write or call to thank you for your visit.

Worship is Simple and Devout:
Visitors are favorably impressed by a quiet service designed to draw worshippers closer to God and provide enduring spiritual strength. Since our purpose is to be governed in all things by the Bible alone, our worship consists only of those elements which were part of the worship of the early church. We sing and pray, partake of the Lord's Supper, preach God's Word for our instruction and give of means.

Singing:
Our singing, to many visitors, is a very inspirational part of the worship service. One of the unique things about churches of christ is that the music is "acapella." Since the New Testament instructs Christians to sing in worship (Ephesians 5:19). We encourage everyone to sing. In the Bible we find no authority for the use of instruments of music in the worship of the church.(I Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:18, 19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12) We are seeking to worship according to the New Testament pattern.

Prayers:
There will be several prayers during the service. And there may be prayers for specific needs and requests.

Lord's Supper:
The Lord's Supper will be included in the worship proceedings. We observe this memorial every Sunday. Again, the reason for this is our desire to follow New Testament teaching. The first century church celebrated this observance on the first day of the week.(Acts 20:7)

Preaching:
Our minister will deliver a 20-30 minute sermon that we think you will find refreshingingly Bible-centered. At the close of the sermon, the minister will "extend an invitation." This is simply an expedient time to invite those who are moved to do so make a commitment or request prayer support. No one is ever singled out for public attention. If anyone responds for baptism, you will witness the baptism during this service. the baptism will be by immersion (Acts 8:35-39, Romans 6:3, 4, Colossians 2:12) for the forgivenes of sins. (Acts 2:38)

Offering:
Containers will be passed to collect the weekly financial offering.(I Corinthians 16:1,2) As our guest, you are not expected to make a donation. Feel perfectly comfortable in just passing the collection basket on down the row.

You Will Find a Friendly Spirit:
We believe that friendliness is a natural attitude among people who truly love God. Visitors always received a warm, courteous welcome.