If this is your first contact with our congregation, you probably have a few questions about our beliefs and practices. Our goal is to act solely on the authority of God's word.
Our Authority Is The Bible Alone
Our source of authority is that which is found only in the inspired Scripture. Therefore, we seek to be governed in all that we do by God's Holy Word. Since the Scriptures are sufficient for our every need (2 Timothy 3:16-17), the goal of our preaching and teaching is to teach only that which is commanded in the Bible.
The division in the religious world today is far different from the unity enjoyed by the early Christians before traditionalism, sectarian practices and organizational names divided them. Believing such division to be contrary to the Scriptures, we have no denominational organization. Following the teachings of Christ and his apostles, individually we are known only as Christians.
We believe that eternal salvation is the result of God's grace which is obtained by faith (Ephesians 2:8). Faith that moves God to bestow His grace is a faith which is evidenced by action (James 2:14-26). This kind of faith moves one to have a heart that yields to God's wishes. Such an attitude results in actions that are obedient to God's commandments. God requires faith (Hebrews 11:6) and repentance (Acts 17:30). He requires those seeking salvation to be willing to acknowledge Jesus (Matthew 10:32-33) and be immersed in water (baptism), at which time he takes away our sins (Acts 2:38, 22:16).
We worship God through prayer, partaking of a memorial of Jesus (Lord's Supper), singing, teaching, and giving. Richmond Church of Christ’s worship content is directed by our shepherds and led by men whose goal is to follow the the Bible as close as we can.
We are a group of God's people who strive to fulfill the mission that He has given us. We believe in educating ourselves in the Word so that we may evangelize others while edifying ourselves through fellowship. Our guide for this is Ephesians 4:12, “equipping of the saints (education), for the work of ministry (evangelism) for the edifying of the body of Christ (edification).”