River Road Church of Christ, 6767 River Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Telephone: 727-849-5951 Fax: 727-847-9823

The Music of Worship

One of the unique things about the churches of Christ is a cappella music.  We sing without the use of musical instruments. This is because we read in the New Testament of the command to “sing and make melody in our hearts unto the Lord” (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).  We believe you will find the singing meaningful and uplifting.

The Lord's Supper

Jesus instituted His Supper or communion to be taken every Sunday (Mat. 26:26-29; Acts 20:7; I Cor. 11:23-26). During the worship hour, trays of unleavened bread (which symbolize the body of Jesus sacrificed on the cross) and small cups of grape juice (symbolizing the blood that Christ shed when He died) will be passed throughout the auditorium. You can choose not to participate in this memorial—just pass the trays on to the next person beside you.
In our worship, you will hear several prayers. Not only are we commanded to pray, it is a great privilege as well (1 Thes. 5:17; Phil. 4:6, 7). 

Prayer

Trays will also be passed around to collect the weekly financial offering of our members. Our visitors are never obligated to give a donation. The offering is a command for the members of the congregation, in order for us to carry on the financial obligations of our own local work and to help support missions abroad (1 Cor. 16:1, 2). As an act of worship, the collection will only be taken up in our Sunday services.

The Collection

In order for you to know more about us and feel comfortable when you visit us, we offer these short explanations about public assemblies. These are verified by scripture which we regard as our sole guide in matters of religion and Christian living.

When you come for Bible study on Sunday or Wednesday, we have classes for all ages.  Adults meet in the auditorium and children in the classroom area of the building.  Someone will help you to find where classes meet for your particular age group. If you are uncomfortable in leaving your children, they are welcome to either stay with you in the adult class, or you can remain with them in their designated classroom.

The Bible Study Hour

Everyone meets in the auditorium for worship. There are no reserved seats, so feel free to sit anywhere you choose. There is a nursery upstairs, behind the auditorium just off the foyer. This area is provided for parents with young children who may be crying or restless. This area is provided to minimize distractions for other worshipers.

The Worship Hour

A Bible-centered lesson will be taught from the pulpit. Normally this part of our worship will take about 20-30 minutes. We hope that you will hear something from the sermon that you can apply to your life and circumstances. If you have a question about anything taught, please feel free to ask. We will explain our conclusions and reasoning from the scriptures.

The Preaching

At the close of the sermon, a moment will be taken to explain the gospel plan of salvation. An invitation will be extended for those who would like to respond to it.  He will speak about believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 8:24), the willingness to repent of sins (Luke 13:3-5; Acts 2:38) and to confess one’s faith in Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:9-10). Those who desire to be baptized for the remission of their sins (John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21) will be invited to do so. 

The Invitation

If you have questions about anything that you have seen or heard in our services, please do not hesitate to ask us after we are dismissed.

 

We live in an age where there is a lot of confusion regarding religion. Even among those professing to be Christians there is division concerning how we should serve God. God's Word condemns such divisions. We believe that these differences have occurred because men have departed from the simple teachings of God's Word. Our goal is to return to the simple teachings of Scripture and submit ourselves to God’s will.

 

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Tim. 3:16-17; cf. 1 Cor. 1:10; Phil. 3:16; James 4:10)