The Restoration Movement, made up of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, believes that we can please God by doing things in the manner He prescribed in the Bible. Independent Christian Churches have no denominational ties; each congregation follows the leadership of her own Elders and Minister. This is an imitation of the early church, which had "elders in every church" (Acts 14:23). The Lord's Supper is served each Sunday because the early Christians participated in this feast "on the first day of the week" (Acts 20:7). Restoration Movement participants do not claim to have fully restored the New Testament Church, or that we are the only true Christians. We do believe, however, that real unity will only be achieved when folks determine to be Christians only, and follow the Bible only.
† EMPHASIS ON BIBLE The Bible plays a prominent role in our worship services. We also provide weekly meetings for Bible study and prayer. Our goal is to speak where the Bible speaks! † Tuesday School—Our preschool program runs from September through May, and our grads not only receive a head start on their education, they learn about God & His Word along the way! † MUSIC - Talented musicians use both voice and instrument to add to our worship. Your voice is a welcome addition! † YOUTH PROGRAMS - Sunday School & youth activities are provided from grade school through high school. Vacation Bible School is an important part of each summer. Campers from Pinehurst attend Ohio Valley Christian Assembly near Pomeroy, OH, each summer. Our youth connect with others in the area at special youth events. † FAMILY MINISTRY - You’ll have many fellowship opportunities to connect with others who are part of the Pinehurst family. Counseling services are available upon request. † MISSIONS - Approximately 35% of our offerings go to missions, spreading the gospel around the world. We currently support missionaries in Haiti, Africa, the Middle East as well as here in the United States. † C.A.R.E.—Our women’s ministry features great fellowship, fun and service opportunities for our ladies.
Salvation results only from a relationship with Jesus Christ. Salvation comes because one believes the facts about Jesus, and then acts on the basis of that belief. First, let's talk for a moment about what to believe. When Paul wrote to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 15:1-11, NIV), he said he had delivered to them what was of first importance: “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day...” The bottom line for all Christians is that Jesus, God's Son, died on the cross to pay the price for our sins, but that He is now alive! God loves us, and has shown us His love in Jesus! That news demands life change. When the crowd believed Peter's message about Jesus on the Day of Pentecost, Peter told them what to do about it! He said, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38) Repentance means change. Do away with the selfish attitudes, disobedient spirit, and sinful conduct that have been part of your life. Decide that you will live to please the Lord who died for you. Baptism is the immersion of one who wants to become a Christian. Baptism results in the forgiveness of our sins, and the granting of a new life. (Romans 6:4). Do you believe what is of "first importance" about Jesus? Are you willing to make some changes? Have you been immersed to wash away your sin and get a new life? Call us if we can help!