What to Expect

We hope you’ll accept our invitation to visit with us at the Clay Church of Christ. When you do, we want you to feel comfortable, so let us tell you what you can expect when you honor us with a visit.

Our Goal

Our goal is very simple – to restore the New Testament church in our own time. We seek to determine what the church was like in the first century and then try to be like that church as much as is possible.
We work hard to be a congregation that is non-denominational and in every way centered on the Bible. We know our conclusions aren’t flawless and our practices are sometimes colored by habit and tradition. Even so, we hold the Bible as our only guide in religious matters.

Our Worship

All of our worship is simple. Our music is composed of acappela singing and everyone is encouraged to participate. Our prayers are fervent appeals to God. Our sermons are Christ-centered, Bible-filled, and designed to be understandable, in order to teach and encourage those in attendance. Anyone desiring to become a Christian is afforded an opportunity to do so at each assembly. However no one will go about the audience singling people out, asking them to stand or urging anyone to go forward. Our services are not designed to embarrass anyone, but rather to teach the Bible to all who come to sing and pray together.
Contributions are made on Sunday by members of the congregation to support the work of the church. Visitors may give but are under no obligation to do so. The Lord’s Supper is observed by Christians every Sunday as instituted by Jesus (Matthew 26:26-28). It is a memorial supper of the Lord’s death (1 Corinthians 11:24,25). “Unleavened bread” and the “fruit of the vine” symbolize the body and blood of Jesus (1 Corinthians 10:16).

We seek to do all things decently and in order, as the apostle Paul instructed (1 Corinthians 14:40).

The Preaching

A sermon will be preached which exalts the Word of God above the will of man. The lessons and sermons are designed to teach God’s word so as to encourage compliance by those who listen. You are encouraged to use your own Bible and follow along and see for yourself if the things being taught are the same as those found in God’s word. We make no claim for sensationalism – just plain Bible teaching and study.

What Will Be Expected of You?

Nothing at all! You are welcome to participate in the service but should not feel obligated to. Just observe if that is what you want to do.

The People

So, what kind of people can you expect to find? Pretty much the entire spectrum. Like many groups, we are diverse, coming from varied backgrounds and different stages of knowledge and spiritual growth. We don’t claim to know everything, but we are learning. We aren’t perfect, but with God’s help we are improving.
We are just a group of Christians who have come together because of a common goal. We want to be God’s people and bring others to the tender healing mercy of our Father in Heaven.

You will be more than welcome at all of our services. Please come and bring your Bible to “search the Scriptures” with us. If you do not have a Bible, feel free to use one of ours.