Please come visit our services, and learn how important understanding the Bible is to us. You will enjoy the atmosphere and friendly spirit, where the only expectations we have of you, as a visitor, is to feel welcome. Many people are hesitant to attend worship services at an unfamiliar church. To help alleviate any apprehensions you may have regarding our congregation, we would like to explain what you can expect when you visit us at the Chardon church of Christ.
We are just regular people. We are of various economic levels, all different ages and a wide range of backgrounds. We are a diverse group, from a variety of stations in life and at different stages of knowledge and spiritual growth. We don’t know everything. We know we make mistakes from time to time. We are not perfect, but we are all trying to imitate Jesus with the full understanding that we need to grow and strengthen our spiritual lives every day. If you decide to visit us you will find people who love Jesus, love the Bible and love one another.
What to expect
First of all, you will not find exclusive pews for any person. All are greeted with equal courtesy and kindness (Acts 10:34-35; Galatians 3:28). You will find no tendency toward entertainment with an organ or piano music. Like the first century Christians, we will engage in the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19). The words used in our songs will be easy to understand (1 Corinthians 14:15). God has commanded the sincere praise of His people to come from the heart (Colossians 3:16).
You will not be confused by many people speaking or praying at the same time. Good order will prevail at every service (1 Corinthians 14:33). You will observe one of the brethren leading the congregation reverently and quietly in prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-5). If you are present on Sunday, the Lord's Day, you will observe the congregation eating bread and drinking the fruit of the vine in memory of the death of Christ (Matthew 26:26-29). We do this on the first day of every week, like the Christians in the first century (Acts 20:7).
You will not find special collections taken at every service. A collection is taken only on the Lord's Day (Sunday) (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). This congregation is supported by the free will offerings of its members. We do not ask non-members to financially support our work, nor do we engage in fund raising activities like rummage sales and bingo games. We specialize in being a church, and do not compete with places of amusement.