Our Assemblies

Our Assemblies

What does the church at Jones Road do when we meet together? What can you expect when you visit us? In everything we do, our goal is to be just like the church we read about in the New Testament.

We meet to worship God, first and foremost, according to the example of the early church:

  • We partake of the Lord's Supper every Sunday (Matthew 26.26-28; Acts 20.7)
  • We pray (1 Thessalonians 5.17; Colossians 4.2)
  • We sing, a capella (no instruments), to praise God and to encourage each other (Ephesians 5.19; Colossians 3.16)
  • We contribute financially--only our members and not our guests--in order to support the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16.2; 2 Corinthians 9.7)
  • We study the Bible in smaller, informal classes and later listen to a sermon strictly from the Bible (Romans 10.17; 1 Peter 4.11)

We also meet to encourage each other to live more faithfully and to grow closer as a spiritual family (Hebrews 3.12-13; 10.23-25; Galatians 6.1-2).

As reflected in the New Testament, the church of Jesus Christ is engaged in spiritual work (Acts 2.42). We do not provide entertainment, refreshments, games, sports, or similar activities. While we may individually enjoy these activities together in our private capacities outside the church's assemblies and work, God has given His church spiritual work of an eternal nature.

We aim to do whatever God has told us, shown us, or implied we should do as found in the New Testament. No more, no less. "To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen."  (Ephesians 3.21)