WHO ARE WE?
The Smyrna Church of Christ is an non-denominational body of Christians who seek to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior In saying we are ‘non-denominational,’ we are simply saying that we wish to be identified only with the church Jesus built (Matthew 16:18), for which He shed His blood on the cross (Acts 20:28) and therefore do not conceive of ourselves as a denomination. The church belongs to and is identified with, Christ alone (Ephesians 1:22, 23 and Colossians 1:18).
WHAT IS OUR MESSAGE?
The early church boldly presented the message of Jesus Christ crucified (I Corinthians 1:23). The fact that Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected three days later is the good news we proclaim (I Corinthians 15:1-4). Salvation is in His name (Acts 4:12). Christ and His teaching, presented personally by Him in the gospels and through the apostles in the New Testament writings (Acts 2:42), forms the body of our preaching and teaching. We believe the Bible to be God’s inspired word and the basis for what we preach, teach and practice (II Timothy 3:16, 17).
HOW DO WE WORSHIP?
You will find simplicity to our worship. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion) every Sunday, seeing this memorial as an integral part of the early Christian’s gatherings as Jesus instructed (Luke 22:19-23; Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-28). We sing praises and spiritual songs accapella – that is, without the accompaniment of musical instruments (Colossians 3:16, 17; Ephesians 5:19). Scripture is read from and preached (I Timothy 4:13; II Timothy 4:2). Heart-felt prayers are led in each assembly. And, we take a free will offering from our members to support our ministry (I Corinthians 16:1, 2; II Corinthians 9:6, 7).
To reach the lost and make them mature disciples of Christ with a desire to share Christ with others.
Pastoral Care: pray with, study with, visit with, mentor, laugh with and cry with to promote spiritual growth.
Equipping: to set expectations, to train, to affirm, to give feedback, to evaluate, to recognize. To duplicate ourselves in others.
Inspiring each other to glorify Christ by growing, connecting and reaching.
In Worship – Seeking to glorify Christ in praise that is spiritually refreshing for members and guests alike and biblically dynamic and uplifting.
In Study – every member is immersed in the transformative power of scripture on an ongoing basis.
In Holiness – Through the Spirit’s power, we as Christians will continually grow in the Father’s holiness each year.
In Spiritual Maturity – every member experiences spiritual formation and continual spiritual growth.
In Life Groups – every member actively participating in a Life Group.
In Involvement – Increasing relationships through on ‐ going ministry involvement.
In Healthy Relationships – Encourage mentoring of individuals and families for the development of healthy relationships.
Those Searching – Encouraging and providing a way for members to share Christ with others.
Our Community – Members regularly engaging in acts of service that make a difference in our community.
The Broken Hearted – We are a hospital for the hurting; providing counseling, recovery and serenity.