What to Expect
At the North Brandon church of Christ, you may expect to be treated as an honored and respected guest. You will not be embarrassed in any way. People are often hesitant to visit an unfamiliar worship assembly. We want you to feel comfortable and welcome at all of our assemblies. You are welcome to participate, but you’re under no obligation. You may be asked to fill out a visitor’s card so we can write or call to thank you for your visit.
We seek to follow the simple and spiritual pattern of collective worship found in the New Testament. We limit our collective activities to those for which we can establish clear Biblical authority (1 Corinthians 4:6). Our worship consists only of those activities authorized by command or example in the New Testament. Throughout our service, two principles govern all that we do:
- “Let all things be done for edification” (I Corinthians 14:25).
- “Let all things be done decently and in order” (I Corinthians 14:40).
There are five components of our worship assembly:
Communion: On every Sunday we assemble to observe the Lord’s Supper, a memorial established by Jesus Himself to commemorate His death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
Prayer: We offer prayers of supplication and thanksgiving (1 Timothy 2:1-8; Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Singing: We praise God and edify one another through a cappella (non-instrumental) singing (Colossians 3:16). We sing to praise God and to exhort and encourage one another. (Ephesians 5:19)
Preaching and teaching: Accurate and relevant Bible teaching is an important element of our assemblies. We believe that we should have Scriptural authority for everything that we do as Christians and as a church. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and it is all that we use to determine our practices and beliefs. (Titus 2:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:2-5)
Giving: In our Sunday assembly, our members give as they have been prospered in order to meet the needs of the Lord’s church in teaching and benevolence. This opportunity is a right and responsibility of our members and not a solicitation to our visitors. Our guests are neither asked nor expected to participate. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; II Corinthians 9:7)
We offer Bible Classes for all ages – from infant through adult – on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. All of these classes are Bible based and their purpose is to help individuals gain a better knowledge of the Bible and its practical application to one’s life.
Free written material on Bible topics is available in our lobby, and you may request free audio recordings of the sermon. We are also happy to arrange personal Bible studies at your convenience.
We simply ask that you “Come and see.” (John 1:46). Be our guest for a few weeks – observe, ask questions, get acquainted, and prayerfully consider the things that you see and hear. We look forward to seeing you at North Brandon!