This is Your Invitation to visit the Fairview Church of Christ
Maybe you have thought of visiting the Church of Christ. Or, perhaps the idea never occurred to you before receiving this invitation. Either way, we would be delighted to have you as a visitor among us when we assemble to worship God and to study His word. Maybe you have questions about the church of Christ that you would like to consider before making the decision to come by for a visit. This is certainly reasonable. Although it would probably not be possible to anticipate and answer all your questions in a brief invitation, we will suggest some themes in which we have a great interest, and give you an opportunity to see if you might have an interest in exploring these issues with us further.
- If you have a genuine interest in careful Bible study; then you will have an interest in visiting the Fairview Church of Christ. In our study of the Bible, we have no denominational agenda to follow. We follow no human creed or earthly confession of faith. We do not attempt to view the Bible through the eyes of any human organization. We have simply dedicated ourselves to believing, teaching, and following the New Testament scriptures.
- If you have a genuine interest in Christian unity; then you would likely have an interest in visiting the Fairview Church of Christ. We are committed to being united upon the simple premise that the Bible is true and that all we believe, teach, and practice must come from a “thus saith the Lord”. “Where the Bible speaks we speak. Where the Bible is silent, we are silent.”
- If you have a genuine interest in practicing simple, pure, New Testament Christianity; then you will likely be interested in visiting the Fairview Church of Christ. We strive to add nothing to what the scriptures teach and we endeavor to take nothing away from what God instructed the early church to teach and to put into practice (Col. 3:17). In our assemblies you will hear no choirs. There will be no pageantry or ritual devised by humans. No attempt will be made to put on a show for your entertainment. In our worship, God is the audience toward whom our worship and adoration is directed. We sing, together, His praises as His word instructs us to do (Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16). We offer up prayers in accordance with His word (1 Tim. 2:1, 2). We honor Him by partaking of the Lord’s Supper upon every first day of the week to remember Christ’s death (1 Cor. 11:23-26). We take up a collection, only upon the first day of the week, to carry out the work that God has given the church to do (1 Cor. 16:2). We glorify God by publicly teaching His word (II Tim. 4:1-4); and, we do all these things “decently and in order” (1 Cor. 14:10).
- If you have a genuine interest in learning how to become a Christian; then you will most likely have an interest in visiting the Fairview Church of Christ. We lay aside all opinions when answering this most important question. Human traditions are not allowed to become the basis of our teaching. In fact, no human tribunal exists among us to determine, and then to dictate, such things to the church. We firmly believe that the scriptures are sufficiently clear to instruct us concerning God’s will on these matters. If any question cannot be clearly answered by God’s word, by which He “has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (II Pet. 1:3), then we are content to leave such unimportant questions unanswered. No man, or group of men, living today has the right to answer them with authority (I Pet. 4:11). We can be assured that God’s own answers to questions relating to our eternal salvation will always be true and will never change.
We hope this information has been helpful to you. Maybe it has stirred your interest and now you would like to visit us and learn more about the Lord’s church which meets at Fairview. Keep in mind that when you visit us, you will be treated with honor and respect. You will not be embarrassed in any way. You will not be singled out for public attention. You will not be solicited for a contribution. At each service, there is simply an emphasis upon obedience to Christ and His teaching (Heb. 5:8, 9; Matt. 7:21). Please accept our sincere invitation to visit us soon.
“. . . The churches of Christ salute you” (Romans 16:16)