Welcome to the Waynesboro Church of Christ
“It is our hope that you will take a closer look at our family and allow us to be an encouragement in your spiritual walk. Wherever you may be in your faith journey, you will find others here in that same stage and season of life.” – Gregg Lee, Minister
What We Believe:
· We are committed to non-denominational Christianity and wish only to serve God and teach from His word.
· We believe what the Bible says and that is “all scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
· We believe what the Bible says and that man is lost in sin. Paul said, “…all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
· We believe what the Bible says in that Jesus came to save us from our sins. (John 3:16-17)
· We believe what the Bible says and that is salvation is “by grace through faith.” (Ephesians 2:8) We do not “earn” our salvation.
· We believe what the Bible says and that our faith is demonstrated by our works. (James 2)
What To Expect From Our Worship Service:
One of the unique things about the churches of Christ is that our singing is without the accompaniment of instruments. We encourage everyone to participate in the singing as we praise God and Christ. As we sing, we want our spirits to commune with God through His Spirit. When Christianity began, Christian worship was very simple. It could occur anywhere among any people in any culture. All that was necessary for Christian worship was minds, hearts, and voices. We seek that same simplicity.
There will be several prayers during our worship services. Public prayers will be led by men chosen from the congregation. Most worshipers participate by bowing their heads. You are welcome to assume whatever submissive posture you are comfortable with in prayer.
LORD’S SUPPER (COMMUNION)
Each Sunday we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus through Communion. The first century church participated in the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7). As Jesus instituted, we eat the unleavened bread to remember the physical body that He surrendered to death, and we drink the fruit of the vine to remember His blood given for our forgiveness. Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper, is a memorial act for all baptized believers to observe.
Each Sunday, members give money to support the work of this congregation. Such contributions fund the Lord’s work. Everyone is invited to share in this and if visitors choose to contribute, we gratefully accept the gift. But visitors should not feel obligated to give. Instead we hope you receive something today.
Our worship service also includes a sermon from God’s word. Following the sermon we commonly sing a song of reflection and invitation. This is done to encourage each person to reflect on the lesson and make purposeful application. The invitation is offered for two reasons:
· First, is to encourage Christians who want the help and encouragement of public prayer to come forward during the invitation song.
· Second, is to provide a convenient opportunity to the person who in faith and repentance wants to be baptized into Christ.
We understand that Christ’s invitation is open every day, and every hour. Any time is the appropriate time for prayer or baptism.
An attended nursery is available for infants and toddlers during Sunday worship services only. The nursery is at the back of the auditorium, next to the Ladies restroom Please let us know if we can help you find the nursery.
We have classes for all ages and we have several adult classes for you to choose from. Our classes begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
We also offer “kids” classes on Sunday evenings during worship services. This is offered for cradle roll through 4th grade. If you need help finding a specific class, just ask and we will be more than happy to help you.
Every church of Christ is self-governing. We are under the leadership of elders (also called “bishops” and “shepherds” in scripture). The elders of the Waynesboro Church of Christ are men appointed to provide overall leadership for this church family. They are highly respected and chosen to serve based on the credibility of their walk with God and the genuineness of their faith. Our elders are: Alan Bell, Terry Bryant, Jerry Duren, Mike Gallian, and Charles Hunt.
Additionally, we have special men appointed as deacons who take the lead in certain duties. You can read about the qualifications of elders and deacons in 1 Timothy chapter 3 and Titus chapter 1. Our deacons are: Clint Bryant, Jeff Duren, Ben Gallian, David Hardin, Jerry Hollis, Ronnie Mathis, Richard McNabb, Cleve Moore, and A.C. Walker.
We have two men who serve as our ministers here at the Waynesboro Church of Christ. Our ministers are: Gregg Lee and Mitchell Skelton.
What Does the Bible Teach about Baptism?
Baptism is an essential act of obedience to the gospel. When you are baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, your sins are forgiven, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) which brings life as it dwells within us (Romans 8:11).
Baptism alone has no power in itself to save. Jesus is our Savior (I Peter 3:21-22). When one is immersed (baptized) into Christ, God adds that person to His church (Acts 2:47).
If you have not been baptized, we would be honored to study with you.