earth shattering or new here . . . We believe God made us perfect, but we’ve
all messed up and if you think you’re NOT messed up – then
you’re really messed up! We believe Jesus came to earth and died to
take the punishment for our sins. Our understanding of the Bible is that it is
God’s Word, given to us as our map and guide for life, and all we need to know
about what God wants from us.
Our goal, when it comes to God, is to spend
our lives trying to be more like Him. When it comes to people, our goal is to
be patient, and to put up with each other.
first thing some people want to know is what we believe someone needs to do to
be saved. Well, our opinions are pretty useless! God’s Word holds the key. He
says we must believe Jesus is who He says He is (John 8:24). If we really DO
believe that, we won’t be afraid to go public – (Matthew 10:32-33).
step is to begin walking away from what we know is wrong, and start doing the
RIGHT thing for a change. The Bible calls that “repentance” and commands it in
Finally, we do what Peter told the first Christians to do in
Acts 2:38 – we are baptized for forgiveness.
We are affiliated with no
denomination whatsoever. We have elected leaders called “elders” (Titus 1:5-9)
who help to provide focus and direction. They are elected from our membership,
and serve for three years at a time. The real work though, is done by our
congregation is as diverse as the population of the Northern Neck. You’ll find
that we are multi-ethnic; we come in all colors, shapes and sizes. We wear
jeans and T-shirts, suits and ties, and everything in between. There are
babies, lots and lots of little children, tweens and teens, young families,
older families, retirees and a 90+ year old or two. Our blend of people has
earned us the dubious nickname in the area as “The Church of the Misfits”,
and that’s fine with us!
We’re just happy to serve a God who has a place where
even misfits fit in. We invite you to be our guest soon, and we’re pretty sure
you’ll fit right in too. One
of the things we're most proud of here at Rappahannock Church of Christ is
a dedicated, fun-loving staff who love Jesus.