FOLSOMDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Boaz, KY 42027
WORSHIP TIMES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. WE CURRENTLY MEET AS FOLLOWS:
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP – 10:00AM
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY – 11:00AM
Who We Are
The New Testament is the only place to which we can turn to learn about the church of Christ. We recall that the church is described as the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:9-11). It is obviously very important. It is necessary, therefore, that we are educated by the New Testament and not by the ideas of men.
The New Testament teaches us what the church is, and what the church should be today, according to the plan of God.
First, the church was built and purchased by Christ (Matt. 16:18; Acts 20:28). No one has the right to start a church as a divinely approved institution (cf. 1 Cor. 1:10-13). Christ, the Son of God, is the only one qualified, and he has established his church (cf. Eph. 4:4; 1:22-23).
The church belongs to Christ on the basis of these gospel truths. He died for it. He built it. He lays down requirements through which we can belong to him. The church belongs to Christ. He is the head of the church (Col. 1:18).
Second, the church that belongs to Christ began on the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2. Religious bodies that have their origin in Rome, Zurich, London, or any other place but Jerusalem, are ones that started in the wrong places. The Lord’s church was founded by Christ through the preaching of the apostles in Jerusalem, corresponding to Old Testament prophecy (Is. 2:2-4).
When the gospel was preached by Paul, and others, throughout the ancient world, different denominations were not set up. Whenever the pure gospel of Christ was taught, just as it was preached for the first time in Jerusalem, the result was simply Christians who belonged to Christ — collectively the church of Christ — when people obeyed the gospel.
If there was no congregation of the Lord’s church in your hometown, and you started teaching others about the death of Jesus, the benefits of his redemptive blood, and the requirements of the New Testament to have the forgiveness of sins — you would not be setting up a denomination. Rather, you would be following the New Testament pattern, and those who obey the gospel would be a part of the Lord’s church. The church of Christ would then exist in your hometown, and the New Testament alone would be its guide for work and worship.
About Our Worship Services
At Folsomdale Church of Christ, we pattern our worship following the Bible’s instructions and example. Our worship services are led by various men and include the following practices: singing, praying, preaching, giving, and partaking of the Lord’s Supper. Through all of these biblically-based activities we seek to glorify God as we worship Him in His presence.
“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts” (Colossians 3:16).
We worship God through singing songs to Him. We sing acapella (without instruments). We find our worship through song to be meaningful, with everyone invited and encouraged to participate in the singing.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42)
When we meet together on Sundays we spend time sharing in the Lord’s Supper (Communion). In this time we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This supper also reminds us of the following: the bond we each have through the love and grace of God, our need for the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, the joy and hope that comes through the resurrection, and the privilege we have to participate in the mission of God.
“Pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
During our worship services we pray together. There may be prayers for specific needs and requests. Prayer is simply talking to God—and the most important thing we can say about this is that God wants you to talk to Him! He loves us and He has promised to hear us when we pray.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Each Sunday, there is a time of teaching/preaching during the worship assembly. These messages are biblical, practical, and inspiring. Through the preaching of the Word the church is called to grow in the likeness of Jesus.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
On Sunday mornings trays are passed to collect the weekly financial offering. As our guest, you are not expected to give. The money given each Sunday is used to support the various ministries of the church and our missionaries.
Due to the current pandemic, our worship times have been modified. We currently meet at the following times:
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: 10:00AM
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: 11:00AM
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired Word of God
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We don’t try to interpret or translate the Bible in such a way to please ourselves, but instead try to mold ourselves into what God wants us to be.
There is only one way to enter heaven.
According to the Bible, the one and only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe our sins can be forgiven by the blood of Christ through baptism into his death. Scripture teaches and shows examples of how man can be saved by hearing the Word, belief, repentance, confessing that Jesus is Lord and being buried with Him in baptism.
How we live our lives matters.
We believe our lives and actions toward others are the evidence of our faith. We’re not saved by our good works. We do good works because we are saved by God’s grace offered through the death, burial and resurection of His Son.
Jerry Senn, Minister
Folsomdale Church of Christ
Boaz, KY 42027
Folsomdale Church of Christ
Boaz, KY 42027