The Forney Church of Christ is a family of Christians gathering around the Word of God to carry out the Great Commission to the glory of God.
We believe in the deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus our savior.
We believe His sacrifice cleanses us from sin when we put our faith in Him, repent, and are immersed into Him.
We believe each of us is called to live lives of repentant obedience before Him, and we believe He has given us His Spirit to help us do so.
We believe there is a coming final judgment in which each one will be sorted left and right, to punishment or to glory with the Father, for all eternity.
Our worship is done with a capella singing (without instrumental accompaniment), as we believe this is what the New Testament teaches and what the early church practiced.
Our worship is led by the men of the congregation, in keeping with Scriptural instruction.
We believe, first of all, that God is. Again, how does one stop there when such a weighty, awe-inspiring statement demands so much more? But for brevity’s sake, we must push on. We believe that those who diligently seek Him are rewarded by Him in ways incomprehensible, with joy inexpressible, and with peace that passes understanding. Believing that the God who presents Himself to us in the Bible is the only true God, we devote ourselves to Him heart, body, and soul. He is our life. We believe that to honor Him, we must serve the needs of our fellow man with the same diligence and passion with which He does. We believe He gave His only begotten Son that we might live; His Son died on the cross so that our penalty might be paid; He extended mercy and grace at great sacrifice to Himself. We can and will do no less.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He came to earth to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God the Father. While on earth Jesus was God and man, we believe that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross for all mankind, providing the perfect sacrifice for our sins through the shedding of His blood.
We believe that He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the Father’s right hand, and will return in power and glory to receive His own.
To honor Him, we not only strive to offer Him our whole-life service every day of our lives, but we also offer Him our heartfelt worship. In accordance with His will, each first day of the week, we humbly and obediently assemble with fellow believers to sing praises to His name and sing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs to edify one another. In our worship, we offer Him our prayers of petition, thanksgiving, and supplication, asking that He bless us with wisdom to use for His glory all that He gives us. Our singing is acapella without the addition of instrumental music.
Every week, while assembled, we remember our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim his death until he returns by partaking in the Lord’s Supper. We give attention to the reading and teaching of His word so that our lives might be strengthened spiritually and that our spirits might be emboldened to carry out our God-given commission to go into all the world, teaching the good news of salvation and making disciples.
Also, upon the first day of the week, to support the works of His kingdom locally and throughout the world, we give back to Him financially as He has prospered us. We find instructions for these efforts to honor Him in the New Testament.
As to doctrine, we have no creed but Christ. We believe the Holy Bible is just that, holy; it is inspired (from the very breath) of God. While we have brothers and sisters of precious faith worldwide, we are not connected to any earthly religious body or headquarters and only submit to the rule of Heaven itself.
To become a part of that body of believers, according to God’s word, one must come to know and trust the grace of the God of heaven by hearing the word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Having come to a faith-filled knowledge of Him and of His Son we know we cannot be in His eternal fellowship unless we are willing to turn from and put to death any passion for sin and choose to be His disciple (Luke 13:3; Romans 6:10).
Because Jesus is the Son of God and because God has made Him King of kings and Lord of lords, we willingly and passionately confess His name (Matthew 10:32-33, Romans 10:10) and submit to the washing away of the guilt of all past sins in the blood of Christ through the God-given medium of baptism (immersion) in water (Acts 2:38, 22:16).
After this new birth, we strive to walk with Him in light, looking to Him for guidance and asking for His forgiveness for our failures, which He mercifully and willingly gives (1 John 1:5-9).
We believe that all of Scripture is inspired by God and provides everything we need to live a life that pleases Him. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:3) Because of this, we strive to worship in the same way the first-century Church did when it was established by Christ and His Apostles.
Our desire is for pure Christianity with no additional creeds, simply the Bible in its entirety is why our congregation is pastored by a group of men called Elders (1 Tim 3:1-8), why our ministers do not take confession, and why our church family addresses each other simply as brother or sister.