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Fairview Church of Christ
All we offer is "Uncomplicated Christianity!"
Sometimes Less is More!

 That's right. We believe sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to serving God. The church we read of in the Bible was very simple in it's beginning and was never intended to become a complicated organization. In it's beginning, the church was made up of men and women, Christians, who shared a spiritual relationship, into which they entered by means of baptism. The church we read of in the Bible was not complicated by creeds, governing boards, institutions, social clubs or other modern additions. Rather, the New Testament church, both as individual Christians and as a congregation of Christians, looked to Christ as their head and the teachings of the apostles as their rule of faith. That was all!
    The New Testament pattern of worship is followed with the First Century Church as our example. We sing, pray, teach, commune and give of our means as God has prospered us. No Visitor is coerced at any time, in any way.
    The singing is congregational without the aid of instrumental music. All are invited to sing; 1 Cor. 14:15. It is soul stirring and spiritually uplifting to sing praises to our God and Savior.
    Prayers are offered without display. It is simple prayer, audibly spoken by one man as others silently pray along with him. Our prayers are from the heart, not from a book.
    continued from main page...   The teaching is Biblical teaching. We attempt to speak where the Bible speaks and to be silent where the Bible is silent. We want only what the Bible says, no more and no less. The creeds of men have no value and no place in the worship to God. The men who wish to teach, do so one at a time to the whole assembly, 1 Cor. 14:31-40.
    The communion is open to all who wish to partake. Christians are commanded to remember Christ. The Lord's Supper was instituted for this purpose, 1 Cor. 11:23-26. This is the time when we look back to the cross and remember the suffering of Christ, which gives us spiritual strength for the week.
    The contribution is a free will offering. No one is taxed and contributions from visitors are not solicited. The contribution is taken on the first day of the week; 1 Cor. 16:1-2.
    We agree that the above arrangements sound very simple when compared with the modern denominations and religious institutions of our day. It is indeed sad that men have sought to make complicated that which was simple in it's beginning.
    The men and women who make up the congregation of the Church of Christ which meets at Fairview are striving to carry out what Christ established some 20 centuries ago. We believe that if what the church did in it's beginning pleased God, we see no reason to try and 'improve' it. Therefore, we use the Bible as our guide in all matters, accepting nothing more than what is revealed therein, and not being content with anything less. We hope that you can see why we believe that sometimes less is more.
    We thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to our church. We encourage you to contact us and allow us to further help you with these and other biblical issues. We invite you to consider 'uncomplicated Christianity' and how sometimes less is more.

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