Welcome to the Fairfield
Church of Christ

A heartfelt welcome to you in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ from a family of believers who worship together in Fairfield, California

WHO ARE WE

      Just as each of us has an identity, a history, and a heritage, so does every congregation of believers in Christ.  My identity as a Christian was molded by a little congregation that no longer exists.  The attendees of that little church have mostly died and gone on to be with the Lord.  Others have scattered to points near and far.  The congregation began just after the 2nd World War.  Because of dwindling attendance, they eventually sold the property to a group of housing developers in the mid sixties.  That congregation had an extremely patriotic world view.  An American flag always graced the pulpit area.  It was often said from the pulpit that the United States was God’s country.  I had no problem with that then or now, but not everyone held that view.

    
     Three things contribute to our view of the church.  First is our examination of the historical church established by Jesus and a desire to examine scripture as the Berean’s did to see if what was taught and what was believed was/is true or not.  Secondly, we should be honest and wise enough to examine the church and its practices in light of its existence and influence over the last 2,000 years.  And lastly we need to see the church as the Lord’s body carrying out his will in the community in which it exists today.

     An examination of the New Testament writings reveals that each church seemed to have issues and difficulties.  Concerning the seven churches in Asia to which John penned the letter titled Revelation, all but one, the church at Philadelphia, received correction.  Each church had their difficulties and issues with which to contend.  Those problems give us a template by which to gauge ourselves.  The church and its membership is a work in progress.  We are constantly examining ourselves in light of the Word and the leading of the Spirit and making corrections to be brought more in line with the will of the Lord in our day and time and situation.

     Today, Sunday, we will be examining who we are, how we got where we are, and offering a challenge to go where the Lord wants us to go.


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Our goal is to equip saints in body, soul, mind, and spirit from the cradle to glory.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them
to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 Matthew 28:19,20