Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of a church is Christ's Church?

Christ's Church is a non-denominational fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ who are committed to apprenticeship to Him and to His mission. People at Christ's Church come from a variety of denominational backgrounds as well as non-church backgrounds. We seek to maintain our unity by focusing on the essentials of faith, discipleship and mission. We leave our non-essential doctrinal and theological differences in the parking lot and rely upon the grace of God to knit us into a seamless garment of unity and praise.

What does your church believe?
Though committed to the teachings of the Bible and surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus, we are an open church that values friendship, hospitality, and freedom. We measure "success" not so much in terms of the number of people in chairs on Sunday morning, but by the kind of impact we are having on our community and our world. We want to always ask ourselves:

"If Christ's Church disappeared tomorrow,
would anyone in our community miss us?"

We want the answer to that question be: "Yes!" For a more detailed explanation of our statement of beliefs and doctrine, click here.

What should I wear?

We hope you will dress comfortably - as if going to a friend's home and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere. You'll find people wearing everything from shorts all the way to an occasional tie. So just come as you are and dress however you'd like.

Will I have to sign anything, give anything, or be singled out in any way?
The answer is simply No, No, and No! We're not in the business of pressuring people. We always encourage people to participate in our service, but you won't have to wear a sign saying, "I'm a visitor!" or anything like that. However, whenever you are ready and feel comfortable doing so, we do have a connect card that we'd like for you to fill out so we can get to know you better as you are getting to know us.

What time is your service and how do I get there?
Our service of worship begins each Sunday at 10:00 am. Come early and enjoy a time of fellowship over coffee in our Welcome Center at 9:30 am. Our facilities are located at 1425 Spruce Street Ext. here in Martinsville. Need directions?

Why did you begin meeting in a school?
Christ's Church was planted in 1994. Since that time we have met in three rented locations, believing that many churches build too soon. This causes them to build smaller than they should and as a result, have less funds available for staff and ministry programs which directly affect people. We chose to invest in staff and delay building until we could invest in something which would contribute to rather than hinder growth. In December of 2005, God blessed us with the opportunity to purchase the facilities that now serve as home to our current ministries.

What about my kids? Is there a special service for them?
Yes, there is an age specific part of Christ's Church's ministry that is focused on sharing the love of Christ with children of all ages. If you have children birth - 5th grade, we have a children's church ministry which is offered simultaneously with our Sunday service. If you have teens, their connection group meets on Sunday evenings. Please contact Pastor Tim for more information.

Visiting for the first time. . . What to Expect

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Christ's Church is a non-denominational church centered around four things: Jesus, Scripture, community and mission.