Welcome to the web pages of the Crowley South Central CHURCH of CHRIST!
“The churches of Christ greet you” Those are the words of Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ, and we of the Crowley South Central Church of Christ echo that same sentiment to you today. But perhaps you’re wondering: Who or what are the churches of Christ? We hope the following will help answer that question.
Before the world ever began, God had a plan for you. That plan is revealed in the Bible and includes his church. The Bible tells us the church is part of the “eternal purpose” of God for every one of us that was made possible through Jesus Christ Ephesians 3:10-11. But there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the importance and identity of that church.
It was Jesus who said to his disciples, “I will build my church” Matthew 16:18. The Lord kept that promise; he built his church and it exists today. The word of God tells us the church is called “the body of Christ” Ephesians 1:22-23 and that there is “one body…one Lord, one faith” Ephesians 4:4-6. There are no denominations in the Bible, yet when we look around today we see so many different churches, different faiths, different teachings. All of these religious contradictions can be confusing.
But if we set aside the denominations, doctrines and traditions of men and simply go back to the Bible, we can belong to the church that Jesus built—the Lord’s church that is a part of God’s eternal plan to redeem us and bring us to heaven through his Son. If we follow the New Testament of Christ and do today what they did then, we can be today what they were then—simply Christians Acts 11:26. Nothing more, nothing less—just Christians. Not members of any denomination, but members of Jesus’ church we read about in the Bible.
We in the churches of Christ are striving to be faithful to the authority of God’s word and abide by the pattern he has given us for his church Acts 2:42; 2 Timothy 1:13. We kindly invite you to join us in going back to the Bible to be Christians only, a part of the Lord’s family, the church which he died to save with his blood Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:23-25. Please let us know if you would like to study the Bible to learn more about the Lord’s church and his plan for our salvation.
Recordings of our November 2-4, 2018 Meeting "... Everywhere Preaching the Word" by Kevan O'Banion of Lubbock, Texas are available here
Recordings of our April 6-8, 2017 Meeting "A Place For Everyone" by Terry Slack of Arlington, Texas are available here
Recordings of our September 30 - October 2, 2016 Meeting "Trust and Obey" by Rusty Taylor of Bridgeview, Illinois are available here
No Creed But Christ
No Book But the Bible
Serving Jesus Christ
All are welcome at each and every service. Visitors are considered honored guests. We encourage everyone to follow along and participate in our worship to God, and we invite you to ask any questions you may have.
1400 Bean Dr, Crowley, Texas, 76036
Previously located at:1516 Business Hwy 1187
What to Expect When You Visit Us
We in churches of Christ take seriously the Lord’s words in John 4:24: “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The word of God, and specifically, the New Testament of Jesus Christ Heb. 8:6-13, is our standard of truth for acceptable worship John 17:17. God has not left it up to us to do as whatever we please when we approach him; through the inspired apostles of Christ he has directed the church in the way we are to worship him. Our goal is to do as the early church, which “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” Acts 2:42. This makes our worship distinctive from what most are accustomed to seeing in other churches.
Because we are committed to following the God-given, Apostolic pattern for worship, we praise God in song, “teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” Colossians 3:16. Our singing is not accompanied by a piano or band or other forms of instrumental music because we do not find authority for these additions in the New Testament. We learn from God’s word the church is to sing Ephesians 5:19, and we do not add to what God has instructed us to do or go beyond the authority of his word 1 Corinthians 4:6; Revelation 22:18-19. While most visitors find our a cappella singing unusual, they also find the four-part harmonies beautiful and edifying.
We learn from apostolic example and instruction to the early church that God’s people are to observe the Lord’s supper when they meet every first day of the week Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29, and so each Sunday we partake of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine in remembrance of the sacrifice of Christ. Also, our members give into a collection for the work of God’s kingdom in accordance with the teaching of God’s word 1 Corinthians 16:1-2.
In our worship assembly we also offer prayer to our Heavenly Father in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and listen to the preaching of the life-changing, soul saving gospel of Christ Romans 1:16. Our preaching is Bible-based, for we are to “speak as the oracles of God,” 1 Peter 4:11. We are committed to exalting God by teaching and preaching “the whole counsel of God” Acts 20:27 and citing book, chapter and verse as we exalt God and focus on hearing his will for our lives revealed in the scriptures.
You will also find a warm welcome from friendly folks who want to help you understand God’s will for your life and his plan for your salvation so that you can be sure you are saved by his grace and have the hope of eternal life. We hope you can attend one of our worship assemblies or Bible classes soon. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Crowley South Central church of Christ
P.O. Box 706
Crowley, Texas 76036