Our Congregation

Our Congregation

In this day and time, one never knows what he or she will find when visiting a house of worship. It can be very unsettling to enter a strange building among unfamiliar people whose worship you may not understand. This preview is designed to acquaint you with the beliefs and practices of the Centreville church so that, if you visit with us, you will have an idea of what to expect.

What kind of people are we?
The members of the Centreville church of Christ are ordinary people. We are school teachers, accountants and government workers; we are doctors, homemakers and computer specialists. Some are mature in years, but many of us are younger families with children of all ages. We enjoy ethnic diversity. Some have roots in the D.C. area while others are “transplants” from all over the United States. In short, we are just ordinary folks.

Through this diversity runs a common thread which binds us together: The Christians here are family (Rom. 8:14-17; Eph. 2:19-22) and are concerned with helping each other get to heaven. We are not perfect, but we are trying to grow spiritually and be more of what God wants us to be.

What are you seeking in a church?
Many people see churches as full-service organizations, sort of like a Super Wal-Mart where you can get your eyes checked, buy some motor oil and do your banking all at one location. Many churches now offer such diverse services as secular education, financial advice, recreational activities, musical entertainment and other items of worldly interest.

Sadly, it seems that few are truly searching for a church that will help them understand the word of God more clearly, enable them to worship reverently and selflessly serve the needs of others. The church at Centreville seeks to be that kind of church, modeled after the teaching of the New Testament and the examples of churches that we can read about in the 1st century.

If you value these principles, we will be happy to talk to you, study with you from the Bible or assist you in any way as you seek to learn more about God and bring your life into harmony with His will. Please don’t hesitate to call on us or visit with us.