For some people, visiting somewhere new can be hard – you don’t know anyone or where anything is located. So, this video is for you. That way, when you arrive, you’ll see a few familiar faces and have a general layout of things. We’d like to get know you – hope you’ll visit us soon!
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)
What We're About
We believe in the one true God revealed in the Bible. He spoke the world into existence and sustains all things today. God remains active and involved in this world and in our individual lives (Gen. 1:1; Heb. 1:10-12, 11:3).
At the Warner Robins church of Christ, we trust that God knows what’s best, He is all knowing (1 John 3:20). Thus, we strive to seek and do His will – to put aside our own preferences for His.
We believe the Bible is authored by God Himself (2 Tim 3:16). We believe the Old Testament tells the story of how God worked His plan to save man through the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We believe God inspired thirty-nine books in the Old Testament (Romans 15:4) and 27 books in the New Testament (Heb 1:1-2). These books tell of God’s redemptive plan to save man through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
The church of Christ dates back to the days of the New Testament (Romans 16:16). It was founded by Christ on the Day of Pentecost, A.D. 33 (Acts 2), just after His ascension back to heaven. In the years that followed, it rapidly grew to fill Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria, and finally the whole Roman Empire (Acts 1:8; Colossians 1:23). It first came to America in the late 1700s and grew rapidly in the 1800s.
Christianity has changed a lot over the years. Not by God’s design but by man. At the Warner Robins church of Christ (WRCOC), we just want to be Christians. We don’t want to be hyphenated, watered-down, Christians; we just want to be Christians of the Bible. This name that was good enough for the 1st century Christians (Acts 11:26) and it is still good enough today.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. We believe He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, shed His blood dying on a cross, was buried and raised from the dead three days later. He ascended to the Father and now reigns over his Kingdom. (Rom. 8:34; Phil. 2:5-11).
We believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven (Acts 4:12, John 14:6) and is the only one qualified and able to redeem us and save us from our sins (Heb. 9:11-15). We believe that one day Jesus will return to take his own to live with him forever (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-17).
At the Warner Robins church of Christ, we want to take the lessons of Jesus, His inspired Apostles and other New Testament writers, and fit our lives around their words. We want to make sense of this very turbulent world listening to our Master and trusting Him.
We believe that the church belongs to the Lord! It is His body and every Christian is a member of that body. It is not defined racially, socially, geographically or ethnically (Gal 3:28). The purpose of the church is to glorify God (Eph. 3:10-11). God is glorified when we grow closer to Him (Eph. 4:11-16) and when we reach out to those around us with the love of Christ (Luke 9:2).
Our Christian life seeks to live out the way of Jesus every day. We are flawed, imperfect people, but God in his mercy is transforming us more and more into His image. Together as the body of Christ (Eph 1:23-24; Col 1:18), we cling to the cross of Christ as we grow in sacrifice, service and self-emptying love (Rom. 12:1-2; Gal. 5:22-25; 2 Cor. 3:18).
We believe that our sin separates us from a Holy God (Isa. 59:2). To sin is to violate God’s law and to rebel against Him. Sin is pervasive – it consists not only in the bad things we do but also in the good things that we fail to do (James 4:17), it manifests itself not only in word and deed but also in thought (Matt. 5:28). The Bible teaches that all of us have sinned (Rom. 3:23; I John 1:8-10).
We believe that God’s love and justice intersect at the cross. Since God is just he cannot simply ignore or disregard our sin but because He is loving He wants to be in fellowship with us. God’s solution to our sin problem was to send Jesus to serve the death penalty due us and to reconcile us to Himself so that he might reign in our hearts and lives (2 Cor. 5:18-19; I Thess. 5:9-10; I Pet. 3:18; Rom. 6:23). This is why the Gospel is Good News!
God has acted on our behalf but we must choose to accept or decline his gift of salvation. We accept the gift of salvation through faith. Faith is more than just intellectual assent (James 2:19); it is made complete by our actions (James 2:22). A faith-response to Jesus includes repentance (Acts 2:38), confession (Rom. 10:9) and baptism. Just as Christ died, was buried, and was raised from the dead, we also we must be buried (immersed) with Christ in baptism and then be raised to live a new life (Rom. 6:4). At the time of our baptism, our sins are taken away and the Holy Spirit comes and takes up residence in us (Acts 2:38); additionally, we are added to the Church (Acts 2:47). Throughout our lives, we are continually being transformed into the image of Christ by His Spirit who lives in us.
At the Warner Robins church of Christ, we know that our Master didn’t come to be served but to serve (Matthew 20:28). As Christians that’s our call as well: We are sent to serve. Our mission is to shine the light of Christ, to bring the lost to Jesus.
Why We Love it Here
- “They speak directly from the Bible.”
- “The sound doctrine that is preached here.”
- “The kids' classes.”
- “I know I’m not on this journey alone.”
- “It’s a very safe place for me.”
- “There is unity and family.”
- “There is a lot of love here.”
- “The spiritual enrichment.”
- “This is Christ’s church.”
- “It’s a comfortable place to grow closer to God.”
- “It is my family.”
- “There is a lot of opportunity to do good.”
A Typical Lord's Day
John records Nathanael’s uncertainty about Jesus, but Philip said to him, “Come and see” (John 1:45–46). That is all we ask of our visitors – come and see for yourself. You’ll find a family of believers who love the Lord and desire to worship Him in spirit and truth. We are called to be servants and to bring people to Jesus. If you need help with that, just let us know. Give us a chance to show the love of Christ in our service to you.
See you soon!
We have Bible Classes for all ages, including a nursery class, a teen class, two adult classes, and everything in between. You will find an emphasis on learning the Bible and applying the Bible. Kids will learn age-appropriate material, as will our teens and our adults. Our Bible class teachers are well-prepared, well-equipped, and full of love.
When you first visit our Sunday worship service, you can expect to find a simple worship service that adheres to the New Testament’s teachings. When we assemble on every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10), we worship God with our…
- Prayers: Different men lead our public prayers (1 Timothy 2:1-8). Each individual is encouraged to pray along, collectively praising and petitioning God silently.
- Praise: The whole congregation joins together in praising God with our hearts and lips (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). Everyone is encouraged to participate. The most important aspect is NOT the sound of your voice, but the heartfelt expression of worship towards God. The words are available on a screen in front of the auditorium so you can join in to give praise to God and encourage those around you.
- Scripture Reading: Men will publicly read Scripture as part of our worship to God (Nehemiah 8:1-12). Applicable Bible passages are read as part of our communion, offering, and at other times to help prepare our minds, giving reverence to God. We often begin our worship with a public reading of Scripture that centers on some aspect we wish to grow according to God’s will.
- Communion: Like the church of the New Testament, every Sunday we remember Christ’s sacrificial death by eating unleavened bread and drinking the fruit of the vine (Acts 20:7). We sit quietly for a few minutes, reflecting on the sacrifice of God’s Son, memorializing the body and blood of Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 11.20-34).
- Preaching: We will enjoy a biblical lesson that lasts about 30 minutes (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:14). Each week the speaker makes practical application from God’s Word to educate, encourage, and occasionally admonish those who have ears to hear. On most Sundays, Daniel Stearsman, our pulpit minister, presents these lessons, though sometimes another speaker will guide our thoughts. Each lesson is meant to apply biblical commands and principles to our lives.
- Giving: Christians are instructed to give as they have been prospered on the first day of the week (1 Corinthians 16:2). We do not ask or expect our visitors to give anything in the offering.
WRCOC provides a place for our youth to belong, have fun, be challenged, and learn biblical principles from God’s word. In 2021, our youth will be focusing on what it means to be a servant of God, assisting the elderly, serving others in need, and working on community projects. We will be evangelistic, inviting our friends to attend our events and passing out literature in our local community. Together, we will grow to be the spiritual people God desires us to be in our homes, congregations, and community. Join us on our spiritual journey.
The New Testament identifies God’s design for the leadership in His one church. Christ is the only Head of the one New Testament church (Matthew 16:13-19; Ephesians 1:20-23; Ephesians 5:23; and Colossians 1:18).
The WRCOC leadership is based on the biblical model of a plurality of elders (Titus 1:5 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7). The New Testament identifies elders as men who shepherd and oversee the local congregation (Acts 20:17-28 and 1 Peter 5:1-3). The elders work with deacons who fulfill different works in the local congregation (1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Philippians 1:1 - see also Acts 6:1-7). Also found in the New Testament are evangelists (Ephesians 4:11) like Timothy and Titus, who proclaim God’s word (Romans 10:14) and teach the truth (1 Timothy 4:6 and 2 Timothy 4:2).