When You Visit
What Should I Expect When I Visit the Douglass Hills church of Christ?
Many people hesitate to visit a church unless they know what it will be like when they go there. We want to assure you that as a visitor at the Douglass Hills church of Christ, you will never be embarrassed.
We earnestly strive to restore New Testament Christianity as it was practiced in the first century. A common ingredient in our services is worship that focuses on pleasing. Our intent is to do His will as instructed by His word, the Bible.
We assemble on Sunday to worship God. We gather each Sunday morning 9 a.m. to noon (NOTE [May 2020] Our service times have changed temporarily due to COVID-19. Please see our Upcoming Events page for more detail on current service times). All of our assembled worship services are sincere and devout. They are keynoted by the words of Jesus, “True worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
Our services consist only of those acts that were part of the worship of the early church.
The entire assembly joins in worshipping God and admonishing each other by singing hymns and spiritual songs in the manner prescribed by the New Testament (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We encourage everyone to sing and give praise to God with his or her voice.
We hear a lesson from God’s word every assembly, or we learn about the work of the congregation. The preaching in our services is plain, simple and, most importantly, Biblical. The theories and doctrines of men are not taught. People are urged to believe and obey the Gospel of Christ as it is revealed in the New Testament.
The assembly is led in prayer to God by several of the men at different times. We pray to praise and thank God and to ask Him for our needs and those of others (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
We also remember the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of Jesus through taking the Lord's supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-34). We do this every Sunday (Acts 20:7).
The first of each week, when we gather, a collection is taken from the membership and placed in the common treasury to support the work of the local church. We make no pleas for money from our visitors and we offer no embarrassing propositions designed to apply pressure. It is the responsibility of our members to give freely and willingly as they have been prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7-15).
At the Douglass Hills church, we have no man-made doctrines or creeds. Our authority is the divinely inspired word of God. We are simply Christians (Acts 11:26).
We believe that friendliness is a natural attitude among people who truly love God (John 13:34-35). Our visitors always receive a warm reception. We truly hope you will accept our invitation to visit with us.
Our services are interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We also have the Hearing Loop T-coil system.