Who Are We?
Who is the Douglass Hills church of Christ?
We are people who love God.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.” (Mt. 22:36)
God is our Creator. He is our Savior. But, what kind of Creator and Savior is He? He’s good (Psalm 136:1). He’s perfect (Psalm 18:30). He blesses us richly—more richly than we can ever comprehend here in this life (James 1:17). What should be the natural result of that shown toward us? Our love shown in return (Jn. 14:15).
Because He is our God, we’ve given our lives over to Him. We did this through submission in faith to His wisdom (Hebrews 11:6), turning from sin (Acts 2:38), confessing the name of Christ (Romans 10:10) and being baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16).
We are people who love God’s word.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Because we love God, we want nothing more than to please Him. But, with so many different religious ideas and doctrines in the world, how do we know how to do that? In fact, how do we even know about God? The answer is His holy word—the Bible. It is given to us from God as a source of enlightenment and guidance, and we take that seriously. When it comes to how to be saved, we look to His word and His word only. When it comes to living a life that pleases Him, we look to His word and His word only. When it comes to how to worship Him, we look to His word and His word only. If a practice isn’t found there, then we don’t do it. When we gather as a church, we sing praises to God and one another (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16), pray with one another, on Sundays remember Jesus’ death, give to care for one another and study from His word to find strength.
We are people who love one another.
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)
When one is brought to a relationship with God their father, they also join in fellowship with others who have done the same thing. As a result, we are brothers and sisters— we are a family. The early church took this relationship seriously (Acts 2:42-47), and we try to do the same as well.
We don’t love one another because we are all the same; we love each other despite our differences. We have a nice diversity of gender, age and race. We are flawed people redeemed by Christ; imperfect people serving a perfect God. Maybe you could join us, because…
We are people who love people.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
You are a special creation of God, and we care about you and your soul. We don’t expect you to be perfect (and we hope you don’t expect us to be either), but if you are serious about getting to know God better, serving Him as the Lord of your life, we’d love to invite you to visit us. If you aren’t ready to go that far but simply have some questions, we’d still love to meet you. You won’t be hounded for money, and you’ll never be pressured.
We hope you will find the Douglass Hills congregation is simply a group of Christians who love God, His word, one another and others as well.