Founder: Christ (Matthew 16:18)

Place: Jerusalem Isaiah 2:1–3; Acts 2:5

Time: ad 33 (Daniel 2:44; Acts 2)

Head: Christ (Ephesians 1:22)

Organization: 

  • Christ as the head (Ephesians 5:23)
  • Elders oversee the local church (Hebrews 13:17; Titus 1:5)
  • Deacons as servants (Acts 6:1–6; 1 Timothy 3:8–13)
  • Members compose body (Colossians 1:2)

Name (group) (Ephesians 3:15):

  • Church of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
  • Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22–23)
  • Churches of Christ (Romans 16:16)
  • Bride of Christ (Romans 7:4)

Name (individuals): 

  • Disciples (John 15:8)
  • Saints (Romans 1:7)
  • Brethren (Luke 8:21)
  • Children of God (Galatians 3:26)
  • Christian (Acts 11:25–26)

Creed: 

  • Jesus/Bible (Acts 8:37)
  • Rule of Faith and Practice: Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16–17)

Worship (John 4:24):

  • Sing (Ephesians 5:19)
  • Pray (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • Teach (Acts 5:42)
  • Communion (1 Corinthians 11:23–26)
  • Contribute (1 Corinthians 16:1–2)

Mission: Save Souls (1 Timothy 4:16)

Warning: Be Faithful (2 John 1:9)

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