What to Expect

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new place for the first time can be stressful. We want to help make your first experience at the Westwood Village church a joyful one!

Expect a warm welcome, Bible classes for instruction, and a simple New Testament-patterned assembly and service dedicated to glorifying God in the ways provided through His own revealed will.

Every element of worship is commanded and exemplified in the Bible. It is our hope and prayer that you will be uplifted and encouraged as we worship the Lord together.

If you don’t understand something, please ask before or after our services and we’ll be glad to provide you an answer.

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What do members of the church of Christ do?

Because Jesus is our authority, we must do what He taught us. The Bible shows us that the church in the New Testament met on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7). Thus, we assemble on that day and perform the acts that the Bible commands. Likewise, we must not add to or take away from what He has commanded. We don’t have the right to decide to perform acts of worship that have not been commanded.

We are taught to sing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). Because the New Testament says nothing about instrumental music, we only use our voices to make music.

We are commanded to partake of the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We remember the Lord’s death every first day of the week because that is when the N.T. church remembered His death (Acts 20:7).

We are commanded to give of our means (1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 9:7). Every first day of the week, the members of the Lord’s church give money to the Lord’s treasury. This is
the only method the Bible authorizes for the church to raise money.

We are expected to pray together when we assemble (Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 14:15). We use the opportunity of worship to offer up “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of
thanks” (1 Timothy 2:1).

We study God’s word (Acts 2:42; 20:7). Paul preached to the church at Troas on the first day of the week. We also use this opportunity to teach and learn the word of God.

These are all acts of worship that have been commanded by God for Christians to perform. Because we are told not to add to or take away from God’s word (Revelation 22:18-19), we only do what the Bible teaches us to do.

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