East Hills Church of Christ

Shining the light of God's love in St. Joseph, Missouri


  Sunday Morning
  Bible Study: 9:30 AM
   Worship:  10:30 AM
  Sunday Evening
   Worship:  6:00 PM
  Bible Study:  7:00 PM

3912 Penn
St. Joseph, MO







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"All the churches of Christ send greetings."

                                                                Romans 16:16
What's in a name?
The East Hills Church of Christ is an undenominational body of believers.  The name Church of Christ, like other names for the Lord's body found in the New Testament is meant to be a description.  It is not intended to divide us from other believers but to describe our desire to be a church that belongs to Christ. 
Who's in charge here?
Since the resurrected Christ, who is seated on high at the Father's right hand is head of His church, our headquarters is in Heaven.  We have no need for an earthly headquarters or hierarchy beyond the local congregation.  There is no need for any intermediaries because each congregation is under the direct authority of Jesus Christ. (Colossians 1:18) Christ is the head of the church and we seek authority in His word for all that we do.
By the Book
The Bible is extremely important to us, since it is the Word of God in which He reveals to us Himself, His Son, His love for us and His will for our lives.  "All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."  II Timothy 3:16-17.  God's Word is the guide that we seek to follow in all aspects of our worship as a church and our daily lives as Christians.
One big happy family!
Although each church of Christ is independent and autonomous, we are part of a world-wide fellowship of believers.  As Jesus himself prayed that his followers might all be one, (John 17:20-21) our desire is that all believers might be united.  As the apostle Paul condemns division in his first letter to the Corinthians,(I corinthians 1:10ff) our plea is that we might all lay aside the doctrines and traditions of men that divide us and return to the simple faith of the early church with God's Word as our only authority.