What To Expect
The members of the Chipley church of Christ invite you to come and worship with us. We hope that you will find that we are devoted to worshipping God, and to obeying the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to show others the love of Christ and we want to do everything that we can to make visitors feel comfortable in worshipping with us. We will be more than happy to try to answer any questions that you may have about God, His word, or why we do things that we do.
The church at Chipley offers Bible studies for all ages and we can arrange for private Bible studies at your request. Bible correspondence courses are also available for your own self-paced studies.
During our worship service
The church you can read about in the New Testament was a worshipping church (Acts 2:42). The worship of those early disciples was something to participate in, not something to watch. The assemblies for our worship at the church in Chipley are simple, spiritual, and orderly. Each way in which we express worship to God comes from instructions and examples found in the New Testament. Our worship includes:
Singing Songs of praise, instruction, and encouragement are sung from the heart by all who assemble together (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
Prayer These are times to speak to our Father together, in which we make requests, offer praise, and give thanks (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Giving In keeping with the teaching of the New Testament examples, a collection is taken up from among the members of the church each Sunday which is used to accomplish the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1, 2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
The Lord's Supper This is a special meal of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine observed by Christians on the first day of the week in memory of Jesus’ death (Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34).
Preaching You will hear the simple preaching of the gospel (Romans 1:15-17). The lessons are designed to teach God's word. Teachers and hearers alike are encouraged to believe God, obey His teachings, and to grow in their faith and service. We make no effort to be boring, but neither do we claim to be sensational. We simply offer a period of plain Bible teaching and study.