Our Meeting House
|The Sigsbee church of Christ is
located on Lookout Mountain on AL St. Hwy. 176 between
the Dog Town community and the Little River National
Preserve. Our building is approximately 1.5 miles
southeast of Akin's Furniture at the intersection of AL
St. Hwy. 176 & DeKalb County Road 188. We are a new
congregation of the Lord's people that live in what used
to be the Sigsbee community (See Sigsbee History).
We are New Testament Christians that believe the Law of Moses was indeed "nailed" to the cross of Christ (Col. 2:14). We believe and teach that since that time, God's people were to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit inspired apostles. We strive to practice in work and worship only those things we can find authority for in these teachings by direct command, approved apostolic example, and necessary implications from which we can infer biblical truths. Churches of Christ have no creed books or confessions of faith. We look to the Bible only for what we believe, teach, and practice in the name of religion. Our worship assemblies consist of congregational singing lead by a faithful Christian man and without the use of instruments of music (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16), public prayers lead by a faithful Christian man (Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 14:15), partaking of the Lord's Supper every first day of the week (Mat. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 10:16; Acts 20:7), which consists of unleavened bread and unfermented fruit of the vine (i.e. - grape juice), giving as we have been prospered (1 Cor. 16:2), and preaching/teaching (Acts 2:42, 20:7).
Churches of Christ have no earthly headquarters. That being so, each congregation is "autonomous" (i.e. - self governing). Where a congregation has faithful Christian men who meet all of the qualifications as outlined in 1 Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-8, a plurality of elders should be appointed to shepherd their congregation. In congregations of which there are no faithful Christian men who meet all of these qualifications, elders cannot be appointed, so the faithful Christian men must assume the role of leaders until such qualifications can be achieved. The preacher, or minister, of the congregation falls under the guidance of these godly men but does not shepherd the flock unless he too has met the same qualifications and has been appointed to this position by that congregation. Deacons are also appointed to assist the elders but must also meet the qualifications outlined for that position of service as per 1 Tim. 3:8-13. Elders and deacons are the only positions of leadership to be found in Christ's church in the first century (Phil. 1:1), and thus we in the Lord's church today hold to this same pattern of church government.
Should you desire to know more about our congregation, we would love to have you visit one of our assemblies and assure you that you will be treated as our honored guest!
You may also learn more about churches of Christ by reading "What Is The Church Of Christ" by bro. Guy V. Caskey. We would love to study the Bible with you and invite to enroll in our FREE Bible Correspondence Course!