What we Believe

The Lander church of Christ, where Christ is taught, believed, loved, and lived.

What is our purpose?

The purpose of the people making up the Lander church of Christ is simple: We want to honor God with lives wholly devoted to Him.

Whether we are together in a worship service, at school, at our jobs during the week, or spending an evening with our families, we want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

We believe in one God.

We believe in the one God revealed in the Bible. We believe the one God is made up of the three beings known as the Godhead (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

We believe the Bible is God’s Word.

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We are confident God inspired the men that wrote each book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

When we need direction in life, are confronted with temptation, or need a source to give us hope…we turn to the Bible. The Bible is our guide for everyday living.

We are committed to the continual study of God’s word to see how we can most closely give God the personal and collective worship He desires. We do not confess to knowing everything, but our desire is to strive to be the people in whom He is well pleased.

We believe we are the Body of Christ.

We believe the church is made up of God’s people on earth. Jesus is our head, and we are His body. (Galatians 5:23) We do not seek to be a denomination; we merely want to be the body of our Savior.

What we believe about salvation

From our understanding of the Bible, there are some important elements associated with salvation. Every element is rooted in scripture.

We can’t earn our salvation; God (through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus) has provided it. It is up to us to accept His grace. There is a process in which a person grasps—both emotionally and intellectually what God has done for him. It is imperative that we hear the good news (gospel) of Christ. The good news is that Jesus died for our sins. (1 Corinthians 15:1-3)

The Lord also says that we must believe in the power and person of Jesus Christ. (John 3:16) It is also necessary for us to repent or change our way of living that is against Jesus. (Acts 2:37-38)

Jesus has also asked us to be willing to confess with our voices the fact that we are His. (Romans 10:9-10)

God, through the New Testament, also asks us to be immersed, or baptized, into Christ. (Romans 6:3-11) At that point, we become part of Christ’s body (Galatians 3:26-27) and we receive the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

Submitting to the will of God does not mean the Christian conversion is complete. Instead, a wonderful life in Jesus begins; it’s a process. The goal of the Christian is to live “faithfully unto death.” (Revelation 2:10)

What we believe about the end of time

We look forward to the final day when Jesus will claim His own for an eternal home with Him. According to 2 Thessalonians 4, Jesus will return in the clouds and His followers will rise, meet Him in the sky and ultimately be with Him forever. 

What we believe about our worship

Most people notice that our worship is unique in two aspects.

Our singing may be different than what you are used to.

Our singing is a cappella because of the example to sing in the New Testament and from historical examples and evidence of what the early church did. (Colossians 3:16) We have chosen to sing a cappella in our worship because we know singing with our voices pleases God.

The frequency in which we take “Communion”, or “The Lord’s Supper” may also be different than what you are used to.

We observe Communion or the Lord’s Supper every week.  “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

–1 Corinthians 11:25-26

We do NOT do these things uniquely just because we like them better; we do so because our study of scripture has led us to believe this is the way we can best honor our Lord.

If you have questions or would like to participate in a more in-depth Bible study, we would love to assist you.