At the East Shelby Church of Christ, we are seeking to follow the activities and practices we read about in the New Testament. Our assemblies consist of the same things we can see the early church doing in the pages of scripture. Jesus said that God wants worshippers who worship in "spirit and truth" (John 4:24). We seek to not only worship in the proper spirit but in truth as well. In other words, what we do does matter. When you read the scriptures, you will find Christians participating in the following things:
- They read God's word (Colossians 4:16; 1Thess 5:27).
- They prayed (Colossians 4:2; 1Timothy 2:1).
- They remembered the Lord's death (1 Corintians 11:23–33).
- They sang (Ephesians 5:19).
- They gave on Sunday (1 Corinthians 16:1).
- They heard preaching (1 Corinthians 15:1–4).
- They glorified God (Phillipians 4:20).
- And edified (built up) each other (Romans 14:19; I Thessalonians 5:11).
We realize that our assemblies are different than what you might find at other places. But as we seek to do all things under Christ's authority, we realize we must follow the simple scriptural pattern seen above. When you visit with us you won't be pressured to participate, tempted with cheap gimmicks, or be entertained. Instead, you will find a local body of Christ meeting together to worship God and enjoy the spiritual fellowship between brethren.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, and until further notice, we will meet Sundays for adult bible classes 9:00-9:45 via Zoom and at 11:00 for worship, and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. for individual adult bible classes via Zoom. Sunday 11:00 service will be live-streamed via YouTube. The children's class schedule has been distributed to members and they are managed via Zoom. For the Sunday 11:00 assembly, we encourage all at-risk members to stay home following CDC guidelines. Our assembly will be limited to a fraction of building capacity to comply with local guidelines and we will have additional seating and distancing practices to help manage the spread of this virus.
Come visit us at one of our upcoming assemblies:
SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.