Welcome to the web site of Central church of Christ in Dalton, Georgia. If you do not find what you are looking for on this site, please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Central, and about the church of Christ. If you are not a member of Central, we look forward to welcoming you as our guest. We know you will enjoy the family atmosphere as you worship with us.
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Central Church of Christ is located at 515 North Tibbs Road Dalton, Georgia and our Mailing address is PO Box 1201 Dalton, Georgai 30722-1201.
Worship: 9:30am – 10:30am
Bible Study: 10:30am – 11:30am
Sunday Fellowship: 9:00am – 9:20am (Coffee and Donuts)
WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 6:30pm
Ladies Bible Study: 12pm – 1pm Tuesdays
In addition to the warm and friendly welcome you will receive at the Central church of Christ, you will find a place where the pure Gospel of Christ is preached, where a dedicated body of people assembles to worship, and where souls are devoted to the Lord and His Word.
Our primary plea is the same plea Jesus made: For religious unity among all believers (John 17:20, 21). And our belief is that unity can only be found in the Bible. In a divided religious world it is the only possible common denominator upon which all of the God-fearing people of the land can unite. This is an appeal to go back to the Bible. It is a plea to speak where the Bible speaks and to remain silent where the Bible is silent in all matters that pertain to religion.
The church of Christ dates back to the days of the New Testament (Romans 16:16). It was founded by Christ on the day of Pentecost, A.D. 33 (Acts 2), just fifty days after His crucifixion. In the years that followed the church of Christ grew rapidly to fill Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria and finally the whole earth (Acts 1:8; Colossians 1:23). The church of Christ is noted for its emphasis upon returning to New Testament Christianity and for its desire to unite all Christians into one body (I Corinthians 1:10). We believe that it is possible to have religious unity in a day of division by simply following the New Testament pattern and putting aside human teachings and traditions. We believe that the New Testament is the only rule for faith and practice (II Timothy 3:17; I Peter 4:11), and that the New Testament scriptures must authorize all that is done in Christian worship (Colossians 3:17). For this reason, only a cappella music is used in worship assemblies and the Lord’s Supper is observed every Sunday. Thus we try to closely follow the New Testament avoiding all creeds and doctrines conceived by man.
Attempting to imitate the New Testament way, we are undenominational and have no central headquarters or president. The head of the church is none other than Jesus Christ Himself (Ephesians 1:22-23). Each congregation is autonomous (self-governing), just as in New Testament days and it is the Word of God that unites us into One Faith (Ephesians 4:3-6). We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his holy Apostles, and not the teachings of man. We are Christians only!
We believe and teach what the Bible says about salvation: That sinners are saved by faith, repentance, confession, and baptism because of God’s amazing Grace (John 3:16; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10). The church of Christ is organized with elders, deacons, preachers, and members (Philippians 1:1). We emphasize simple, but sincere worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We teach every-member evangelism (Acts 8:4), Godly living (Titus 2:11, 12), love for each other (John 13:34, 35), and helping those in need (James 1:27).
To put it simply, the church of Christ is seeking to be the same church you read about in the New Testament. We aim to restore its doctrine, its practice, its lifestyle, and its zeal.
If simple New Testament Christianity is appealing to you, we invite you, as Jesus did the two disciples in John 1:39 “Come and see!”
A brief History of the Central church might be of interest to you.
We have a purpose
The Central church of Christ exists to glorify God, and to show to the world who He is. We want to take part with God in developing fully functioning disciples of Jesus.
Glorifying Him through worship to Him and by following the greatest commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment (Matthew 27:37, 38).”
Reaching out to the lost world with the great commission. “And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” So we must “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).”
Encouraging the body to become devote to Christ in the great community. “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as in the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:22-25).”
Acting in the ways which are like those of the great Christ in all relationships. If we do this we will “walk in the light as He is in the light,” thereby having “fellowship with one another… (I John 1:7).”
Teaching all the great commandments of truth by “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded… (Matthew 28:20) in love (Ephesians 4:15).”