Our Church Family
We are a fellowship of Christians committed to loving God and growing into His glory.
OUR CORE BELIEFS:
God deserves our highest praise. He has revealed Himself through His creation, His divine Word and His Son, Jesus. He is our heavenly Father and we serve Him reverently and gratefully as His beloved children.
Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. God's redeeming love came to its planned climax in the person and work of Jesus. As a man, he reflected God’s light in his life of love and service. On the cross, he paid the debt incurred by our sins. His life, death and resurrection are the reasons we can claim forgiveness of sin and eternal life with our Father.
The Holy Spirit lives in us (John 14:17). Our body is “a temple of the Holy Spirit.“ (1 Corinthians 6:19). He is God’s gift to those who repent and are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. (Acts 2:38). He is our Strength (Zechariah 4:6), our Guide (John 16:13), our Helper (John 14:16), our Liberator (2 Corinthians 3:17), our Guarantor (2 Cor. 5:5), our Teacher (John 14:26), and our Uniter (Ephesians 4:3). He is the author of holiness (1 Peter 1:2).
OUR CORE VALUES:
The Bible We trust the Bible as the inspired, infallible word of God. In it, God revealed His will to teach and train His church for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The Church God does not want us to travel alone. We are called as a church to glorify God together, put His love into action, live in unity and challenge people like you to become more like Jesus. The Lewiston Church of Christ is united by a common need (forgiveness); a common mandate (to repent); a common trust (in Jesus); a common birth (baptism); a common hope (eternal life); and a common love (modeled by Jesus)!
The Family We are committed to building strong members of the Lord's church for the glory of God. Marriage is a sacred covenant between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6). Children are a blessing from God (Psalm 127:3) and parents, with the church’s support, are responsible to pass their faith on to them (Eph. 6:4).
Our first focus in worship is on God alone. What we do, when, and how we worship are commanded by God through His written Word. Our worship is simple, spiritual, and orderly, involving the following sacred elements:
Singing: We love making a joyful melody to God in our hearts (Ephesians 5:19) with gratitude (Colossians 3:16) and with our voices (a cappella) united in harmony.
Prayer: We pray in worship not just to honor and thank God, but to raise our requests before Him in humble intercession (1 Timothy 2:1).
Proclamation of the Word: The public reading of Scripture (1 Tim. 4:13) and our preaching are designed to inspire clear understanding of God’s word and obedience to His will.
The Lord's Supper: We share in a common meal each first day of the week (Acts 20:7) to partake in the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. The bread and fruit of the vine represent his body and his blood shed on our behalf (1 Cor. 11:20-36).
We cannot out give God but we do find heartfelt cheer in giving, not by compulsion but out of decisions each one makes in his/her heart (2 Cor. 9:7). Visitors are not expected to give, but can if they desire.
Our historic legacy as a Church of Christ carries with it a passion for Christian unity. Our forebears taught believers to lay aside excess denominational baggage and go forward in spirit and truth under the light shed on our path by God’s word. We seek to simply be the church you read about in the Bible. Our calling is to live for Jesus and share His love with a divided and dying world.
Are you ready for a faith that outshines modern cynicism? Are you looking for a hope that swallows up fear? Are you interested in a love that lasts forever?
The Bible says: “Let us not give up meeting together… but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25).
Because the “Day” is coming, our invitation goes beyond just church attendance. We invite you to trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. This trust begins with humble repentance followed by a willing participation with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus through baptism - our water grave from which we rise as new creations in Christ. This new birth is what bonds us to Jesus and adds us to his church.
If you have any questions at all, please call our office at (208) 743-2711.