The Fifth Street church of Christ is a non-denominational, non-institutional congregation of believers in Christ. We pattern ourselves on scripture, striving to be the church that God established - the same church you can find in the New Testament. For more about the church of Christ, please see our lessons titled 'The church of Christ' and 'What Is the church of Christ?"
The only spiritual authority we recognize is Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:14-16; 5:23). To that aim, we believe there are necessary components to one's addition into His church, those being; hearing the gospel, believing, repenting of sin, confessing that Jesus is the Son of God, being baptized in water for the forgiveness of sins and going on to live a life pleasing to God.
The only spiritual organization we recognize is that of individual, autonomous congregations in subjection to the Elders appointed at that location. (Acts 14:23, Titus 1:5-9. 1 Peter 5:1-5) We currently have three Elders, one full-time Evangelist, or Preacher, and have offered a preacher training program in the past for young men desiring to become evangelists.
We have a history of supporting the work of several sound evangelists, in the US and abroad, through financial contributions.
Our congregation is diverse and well rounded, with members from all walks of life. Our members participate in a wide range of classes and groups including; small group home bible studies, gospel meetings twice a year, a monthly men's class as well as a young people's class and other informal, social opportunities for fellowship. We strive to be welcoming and friendly to all.
We have regular times of worship and bible classes for all ages, we observe the Lord's supper, or communion, on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), we contribute to the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:2), and we participate in congregational singing without instrumentation. We also offer in-home or correspondence bible classes, free of charge or obligation, upon request.