Who We Are
We are a local congregation of Christian believers assembling in Houston, Texas, with our building complex located on the northwest side of the city, just off Highway 290. If you will be visiting southeast Texas, we invite you to spend some time with us. If you are new to the area, come by and get to know us! We're so glad God brought you to us today, and it's our prayer that He will use us to bring you even closer to Him.
We are here to serve you and your family along your journey of faith in God, and would be pleased to be your congregational home. We welcome you to come along with us, and discover a relationship with God that will positively impact every area of your life, providing resources for living today and hope for the future.
The Northwest church of Christ is striving to be a pre-denominational and non-sectarian local family of Christians worshiping and serving our Lord Jesus Christ. We view the name "church of Christ" as more of a scripturally-descriptive term than a denominational/sectarian title or affiliation. Thus, our name "church of Christ" simply means that we are a church (congregation) that belongs to Christ. We are committed to being a Bible-based and Christ-centered fellowship that lives for the glory of God, the spiritual growth of people, and ministry to our community and the world. We are a group of Christians who strive to worship God the same way the first Christians did, and in that way continue the unity that Jesus prayed for. And there are many other congregations like us, across the United States and all around the world. We have no earthly central organization – but we have a common cause: to be the church as it was when first instituted by Jesus in the first century. The holy scriptures teach us that our practices and teachings must be by the authority of Christ.
We are a localized, independent congregation of God’s people, i.e., penitent believers who have been baptized into Christ for the remission of sins, and who are committed to living by faith in Christ. We seek no affiliation with any organization larger than, smaller than, or other than this local congregation. When we have opportunity to cooperate with other faithful Christians or congregations of God’s people, these efforts are always done so as to protect the autonomy and independence of all of the local congregations involved.
It is our sincere desire to come to a full understanding of the teaching of Christ. While we work together toward this goal, we agree to be tolerant of one another in matters of opinion and to not be unnecessarily contentious about matters we differ on. Our joint action is based upon those things we all agree that God's word teaches that the local church is authorized to do.
Our attendance is well over 150, and our members presently represent a cross-section of the population in the area we live in, including diverse age groups, ethnic backgrounds, economic tiers, singles and married couples, families with children, and a growing youth group. We welcome folks from any walk of life, so please feel free to join us anytime!
The Northwest church of Christ is a congregation of believers whose purpose is to lift up Christ (John 3:13-15) to the community, the area, and the world. We pledge to walk in the word of God (Colossians 3:16), live by the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:6), and be light to our world (Philippians 2:14-16), in order to draw others to Christ.
We will do this by truly loving each other and sharing that love with others (John 13:34-35), while depending on the love and grace of Christ to be our strength and guide (Philippians 4:13).
Our goal is to seek and save lost souls by:
· Promoting spiritual growth in the church family in all areas of work and service (2 Peter 3:18).
· Lifting up Christ to the community through local outreach and benevolence (Galatians 6:9-10; Ephesians 2:10).
· Aggressively spreading the gospel through local and foreign evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20).