Who We Are
We are Christians. Christians just like those first century disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed" (John ). We seek only to follow the words and instructions of Jesus and the inspired men who wrote the Bible. Doing this means that we are an independent and autonomous church. It means we worship like first century Christians did. It means we believe and practice what the New Testament church believed and practiced. We seek to maintain the unity of the faith as presented by Jesus Christ and the apostles (Ephesians 4:3,13; cf Jude 1:3). The division of the religious world today is vastly different from the unity enjoyed by first century Christians (Acts ). We believe denominationalism and division are not according to the revealed word of God. We are a spiritual family. We share a common relationship to God as "sons and daughters" (2 Corinthians ). Because of this relationship, we sustain a common kinship to one another, and strive diligently to be "kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another" (Romans ).
The Southside church of Christ specializes in being a church, not a recreation center, day-care provider, counseling service, etc. We make no apology for that. Jesus Christ established His church for spiritual purposes. It is a "spiritual house" and each Christian is a "stone" offering "spiritual sacrifices" (worship) to God (1 Peter 2:4-5).