Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Church- Brazos Valley Church of Christ

This week over at Kelly's Korner her show us your life is about your church.  Five years ago Mr. Giggles and I decided to leave the church that I had attended all my life, my grandparents had helped start, we were all baptized in, I met my husband at, my sister and I were married in and where many lifelong friends attended and place membership at a church that was just being started.  That move, although it was very difficult was the best move for us.  We had become stagnant at our old church but when you become part of a church that is just starting, you have to become involved!  I do most of the secretarial work which includes the weekly bulletins, monthly calendars and many other things (!), teach classes and help with whatever needs to be done.  Mr. Giggles creates the worship order and makes sure that those who are leading singing, saying prayers, preaching, or serving communion knows what they are supposed to do and helps with set up and clean up.  We are so much happier being so involved in the work of the church. 
First, here is a letter from the elders of our church that will give you some information on our church: 
We are one of some 27,000 congregations of the churches of Christ around the world with more than two million adherents, made up of wholly autonomous congregations. Whether more or less, God knows. Church of Christ are not bound together by any kind of church hierarchy or written creed authored by men, but by a common faith derived from the inspired revelation from God through His Spirit, the Bible.

We share a common love for God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ who redeemed us by His own blood. We also share a strong commitment to being biblical in our faith, our work, our worship, and our teaching and preaching.
We call ourselves the Brazos Valley Church of Christ. This is our legal identity to satisfy the requirements of the State of Texas in establishing a recognized tax-exempt religious entity. We do not hold this to be "the biblical name." It is merely terminology of identification. We live, work and worship in the Brazos Valley, and the church, the "called out" body of believers, simply belong to Christ. That the church belongs to Christ is well attested in Scripture. Christ is the builder and the foundation (Matthew 16:18). He purchased it with his own blood (Acts 20:28), is the Head of it (Ephesians 1:22,23), its Savior (Ephesians 5:23), and Redeemer (1 Peter 1:18).
What you will find here are people just like yourself who believe in the God of the Bible who as Creator and Sustainer knew all our needs and has by His grace planned for man's eternal salvation by sending His Son to procure it and His Holy Spirit to reveal it. Further, we believe the Bible to be the inspired authoritative word of God as it claims for itself, and that is completely supplies the child of God with everything for the direction of his/her life, for every good work, for acceptable worship and ultimately one's eternal salvation.
With a troubled world of doubt, relativism, political correctness and multi-cultural-pluralism being adopted into a fragmented denominationalism, a restoration of New Testament Christianity based on God's eternal truth will give new meaning and purpose to life. We invite you to come and explore the eternal truth of God and thereby grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If you would like to know more about us, or like to study further, please don't hesitate to talk with any of our members. We will be happy to study with you, provide a home study Bible Course for your personal study, or assist you in any way we can.
Sincerely with Love,
The Elders
Our congregation is not large and we don't have our own building but we are a group of people who love the Lord and love each other and we would be delighted to have you come worship with us.  If you are in the Bryan-College Station area, come visit with us.  For more information, please visit our website here.

5 comments:

Michele said...

I really loved learning about the church you attend. I linked up to Kelly's blog, too. We attend the Church of Christ in Leonard. It's in the small town where we live. It sounds very similar to your church. My husband and I checked out the website last night. I attended A&M and went back to visit a few years ago and we attended A&M church of Christ. If we are ever in the Bryan/College Station area we'd love to visit your church, too. It sounds like a very neat place to worship and serve.

texascrow said...

Thanks for sharing!! I am a member of the Birdville Church of Christ in Haltom City, Texas. I have friends (the S and J Harris family) that I use to attend services with at Centerville Road Church of Christ in Garland, do they attend services with you and your family??
Marie

Giggles said...

Marie,

Yes the Harris family attends with us. I think some friends of mine attended Birdville several years ago. S. O'Neal and her husband. I know they attended in Birdville but I can't remember where exactly. I am so glad you stopped by and that we have common friends. The Harris family are very good friends of ours.

Amber said...

Just wanted to say hey! Church of Christ girl, here as well! Always nice to meet someone else who is!

texascrow said...

What a small world....the only S. O'Neal that I am aware of is my SIL, she is married to my older brother. They now worship at Northwest Church of Christ.

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