Bonne Terre Church of Christ
It’s always wonderful to have visitors with us and we hope you will come worship with us. If we can help you in any way, please let us know. Our ministers, elders, and deacons are more than willing to aid you in whatever manner necessary. We hope to see you soon. May God bless you richly as you seek to do His will.
9:30AM – Sunday School
10:30AM – Worship
6PM – Sunday Evening Service
7PM – Bible Study
128 N. Norwine
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Who We Are and What We Believe
We are a body of believers whose goal is to be “Christians only.” Our membership is made up of people from many backgrounds. The common faith we have in God and the supreme authority of His Word keeps us together as a family.
We are self-governed and independent of other congregations. We have placed great confidence in a number of elders and deacons to serve as leaders and shepherds of our family. These men are selected from our own membership in accordance with the guiding principles of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
Jesus said, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). We try, to the best of our ability, to follow this command as we worship our God. We endeavor to worship in truth as revealed to us through God’s Word. We also encourage our family to express their love for God by worshipping Him with all their mind, heart, soul, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5, Mark 12:30).
One worship practice that you may notice as different from most Christian churches is a cappella singing. We worship in song in this way because we find no Biblical precedent of instrumental music in the first-century church (Matthew 26:30, Acts 16:25, Romans 15:9, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, James 5:13). The result is a beautiful blending of our God-given instruments, seeking to praise and glorify God in spirit and in truth.
Another place you may notice a difference between our church and other religious groups is the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper. It is observed in memory of Christ’s sacrifice for all sinners. In Acts 20:7, we find “And upon the first day of the week… the disciples came together to break bread.” We follow this example and honor Jesus every week by participating in this communion. All those who have accepted Christ, the Son of God, as their personal Savior are encouraged to join us in this memorial meal.
On Sunday mornings, baskets are passed to collect the weekly financial offering in order to meet our fiscal responsibilities. As our guest, you are not expected to make a donation. Feel perfectly comfortable in just passing the collection plate on down the row.
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. All have sinned, but all can be saved. This salvation is available for anyone who puts their trust in Christ as Savior (Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, John 3:16). The Bible tells us that those who choose to accept this gift of salvation should repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized (Rom. 10:9, Acts 2:38). With the exception of continued love and service to the Savior, we believe this to be the only requirement for church membership.
If it is your desire to know Christ and receive His free gift of salvation, we pray that you will confess that desire and be baptized into His family. We would rejoice in the opportunity to assist you with this most important decision.
From U.S. 67, head west on MO Route 47. Continue on MO 47 1.3 miles through the town of Bonne Terre. Turn right on N. Norwine Street (look for our sign) and continue to the church building on your right.
We look forward to seeing you in worship!