COME AS YOU ARE -
BUT DON'T STAY THAT WAY
Bouldercrest COC was founded in 1959 (as Turner Road COC) by several members of the Simpson Street COC in northwest Atlanta. Seeking to carry God’s word to Thomasville Heights, they laid seeds which grew our family to more than 400 members. Although several congregations carry the name “Church of Christ,” we are a non-denominational church. Thus, there is no governing body for the various churches of Christ nor is there any organization linking the Bouldercrest congregation to any other than in heaven (I Peter 3:22). As fellow Christians belonging to Christ’s church, we share unity and fellowship, not through denominationalism, but of belief and understanding in salvation through Christ. Each congregation is autonomous having its own elders (Acts 14:23), ministers (II Timothy 4:5), and deacons (I Timothy 3:8-13). We are a loving congregation consisting of all ages, professions, and interests which represent the Atlanta community. More important is our distinguishing characteristic — our commitment to Jesus Christ and His teachings. It is our hope that through our gathering, we will learn to better follow the example of Christ in the pursuit of Godly living.
Love and equip people (Pre-christians & Christians) as they are being transformed into God's likeness.
Being transformed into God’s likeness by loving God, serving mankind, while providing hope to others
Daily living out God's word
Encouraging and Protecting your brothers and sisters
Serving mankind through the gospel of Christ
YOUR CHURCH OF CHRIST
Our worship is guided by the teachings of Christ and are taken from the New Testament of the Bible. Each worship service is comprised of congregational singing, sermon, communion and collection. In comparison with many denominational traditions, this may seem a fundamentalist approach; however, we believe Biblical scripture is God-inspired (II Timothy 3:16). Accordingly, we seek neither to add nor subtract from the worship methods authorized by the New Testament.
The Bible teaches the entire New Testament church to sing during worship service; therefore, we have congregational and not choir singing. (I Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:19). At COC, we sing acappella (no musical instruments), as their use is not mentioned in the New Testament.
The objective of the sermon delivery is to teach the Word of God (I Timothy 4:11). Our message goal is to be scripturally accurate, inspiring, identifiable and interesting. The role of the pulpit is not to cajole, trick or berate its listeners; but to rationally explain the love and will of God.
COMMUNION & COLLECTION
2The Bible teaches Christians to take communion in remembrance of the blood and body of Jesus Christ on the first day of each week (Acts 20:7). Similarly, the Bible also teaches us to give a portion of our earnings to the church on the first day of each week (I Corinthians 16:1-2).