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Becoming the Church Christ Intended. 

Come Join Us This Sunday

Come and visit our services, and learn how important the understanding of the word of God, the Bible, is to us here at La Grande Church of Christ. You will enjoy the atmosphere at our services, where the only expectations we have on you as a visitor is to feel welcome.

Courtesy And Kindness

First of all, you will find no exclusive pews for any person. All are greeted with equal courtesy and kindness (Acts 10:34-35; Galatians 3:28).

You will find no tendency toward entertainment with beautiful organ or piano music. Like the first century Christians, we will engage in the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19). The words used in our songs will be easy to understand (1 Corinthians 14:15). God has commanded the sincere praise of His people to come from the heart (Colossians 3:16).

Order And Reverence

You will not be confused by many people speaking or praying at the same time. Good order will prevail at every service (1 Corinthians 14:33). You will observe one of the brethren leading the congregation reverently and quietly in prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-5).

If you are present on Sunday, the Lord's Day, you will observe the congregation eating bread and drinking the fruit of the vine in memory of the death of Christ (Matthew 26:26-29). We do this on the first day of every week, like the Christians in the first century (Acts 20:7).

You will not find special collections taken at every service. A collection is taken only on the Lord's Day (1 Corinthians 16:1-3). This congregation is supported by the free will offerings of its members. We do not ask non-members to financially support our work, nor do we engage in fund raising activities like rummage sales and bingo games. We specialize in being a church, and do not compete with places of amusement.

The Bible Is Our Only Guide

You will observe that the Bible is the textbook to which reference is repeatedly made in our classes and sermons. Special emphasis is placed on that part of the Bible known as the New Testament (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 1:16). You will never be asked to accept what some man says about the Bible; we want you to read the Bible for yourself to see "whether those things are so" (Acts 17:11).

The audience will not be embarrassed or singled out for any sort of demonstration or testimony. You can quietly observe and study that which you see and hear (1 Corinthians 14:40).

Salvation In Christ

You will hear obedience to the will of Christ emphasized as necessary to salvation: faith in Christ as taught in the gospel (Romans 10:17); repentance (Luke 24:47); confession of faith in Christ (Romans 10:9-10); and baptism for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).

If there should be a response from someone in the audience to the appeal mentioned above, you will see them taken to a pool of water where, in simple likeness to the burial of Christ, they will be buried in water and raised to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3-4).

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, we will be happy to give you one.

 

Why choose us ?

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The church of Christ at LaGrande is dedicated to being a New Testament church in every way. Our vision is the Lord’s, to see the Great Commission of our Lord fulfilled in our own community, across our nation and beyond all borders to every race and people.

Our goals toward accomplishing His vision consist of following the pattern for church growth found in the pages of the New Testament. We want to grow spiritually by immersing ourselves in the word of God and we trust He will bring other believers to be part of His body in this place so that we grow numerically also. Perhaps you’re one that’s been looking for the first century church in this twenty-first century.

We feel one of our strongest points is the children’s Bible class curriculum. The program covers the entire Bible every two years for all ages 2 years old through Jr. High and is reviewed regularly to keep it fresh and biblically on track. We also offer a class for infants, ages 6 months to 2 years of age. Our teachers really make the system work and are continually adding to the program to improve it.

Students from eighteen and up meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to cover a variety of lessons under three main categories of study: New Testament, Old Testament and Topical.  Thee studies are Bible-based, Christ-focused and are designed to build bible knowledge of each student, encourage class involvement while teaching each student how to use their new found knowledge.  Each class is lead by one of the members of the congregation who works very hard to be prepared for class and getting the students involved. Our classes are not lectures, they are simply studys and discussions among the students.  Visitors are encouraged to visit as many classes as they like to help meet their needs for study and fellowship.

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