At Southwest church of Christ, we recognize God is in our lives and pleasing Him is much more important than pleasing ourselves. We emphasize New Testament Christianity, and we try to follow the basic, innocent faith proclaimed on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2).
We believe that God is King and He will reign forever.
We believe in the eternal existence of God as three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus and the redemptive work of His cross. We also believe in His literal resurrection, which serves as the anchor of our hope.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the life of every believer. However, we are not a “charismatic’ church in the contemporary sense of that word.
We believe in meeting on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7) to worship Him with one another, which we are called to encourage and build each other up (Hebrews 10:24).
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God that we should go to for everything (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe in singing and worshipping our God with our voices (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
We believe in the power of prayer and calling on the name of the Lord, especially in our public assemblies (James 5:16).
We believe in the weekly preaching of God’s word (2 Timothy 4:2).
We believe that salvation cannot be earned, but results entirely from the grace and mercy of God, who calls us to obedience and personal accountability (Ephesians 2:8,9).
We believe that we build an initial relationship with Christ through trusting faith, which manifests itself in baptism whereby we contact the saving blood of Christ and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Romans 6; 2 Peter 3:21).
We believe that every soul will be resurrected to face divine judgment, resulting in either eternal life or eternal death (Philippians 2:10,11).
We believe in sharing with other Christians in the remembrance of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week (Matthew 26:24-30; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).
We believe that God wants qualified men in leadership roles in His church (2 Timothy 3:1-8). There is a plurality of elders who serve as the governing body. They are charged with the spiritual feeding and direction of the congregation, and the members voluntarily submit to the authority of the elders. The elders are shepherds or overseers who serve under the headship of Christ according to the New Testament. Serving under the elders are deacons, teachers, and evangelists.