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The Church's Founder

In Matthew 16:18 Jesus said to Simon Peter, "And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." From this passage, it is very obvious that Christ is the builder or founder of the New Testament church and that He calls this church His church. Any church founded by someone other than Christ is not Christ's church. David, in the Old Testament, announced a great truth when he said, "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it" (Psalm 127:1). In the New Testament we learn that the "house of God is the church of the living God" (1 Timothy 3:15). If the Lord did not build the house (church) those who did build it labored in vain. Jesus declared, "Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up" (Matthew 15:13). No one should be a member of any spiritual household, religious plant, or church which man was responsible for starting. One should be a member of the church Christ established!


Not only is Christ the founder of the church but he is also the foundation of the church. In that same statement to Simon Peter cited earlier, Christ said, "Upon this rock I will build my church" (Matt. 16:18). What was or is the rock on which the church of Christ is established? It is the bedrock foundation fact that Peter acknowledged -- namely, Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. In Matthew 16:16 Peter said to Jesus, "Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God." Following this statement Jesus said upon this rock he would build His church. The rock was not the apostle Peter or any other man; rather it was Christ and His divine relationship to God- the fact He is God's Son. The apostle Paul makes this abundantly clear when he states, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11). Any church built on a name or some special religious doctrine or some form of church government is built on the wrong foundation and will not stand. The church our Lord established is built on Him - on the fact that He is God's Son. That is why every person who becomes a member of the church must confess his or her faith in Christ as the Son of God (Acts 8:37). The church is said to be a spiritual house made up of lively or living stones. Before a person can be placed in Christ, the foundation, and made a stone in that house, he or she must believe Jesus is the Son of God (1 Peter 2:5,6).


The church Christ established and which is founded on him, was started in the city of Jerusalem on the first day of Pentecost following the resurrection of Christ (Acts 2). The prophets had long predicted the coming kingdom of the Messiah (Isaiah 2:2-4); Daniel 2:44). This kingdom was not a physical kingdom but a spiritual one (John 18:36), and was realized in the founding of the church by Christ.

After His resurrection, Christ appeared to His apostles and said, "And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." (Luke 24:46,47). Then in Acts 1:8, just before he ascended back to heaven, Christ said to the apostles, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Observe in this statement, Jesus said the apostles would receive power (power to preach the gospel in all its fullness, resulting in the coming of the kingdom or church), when the Holy Ghost came upon them. In Acts 2:1-4 we find the Holy Ghost coming upon the apostles and their being empowered to preach the gospel in the languages of the people gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost. As a result of the apostles' preaching, people were pricked in their hearts and asked what to do to be forgiven of their sins (Acts 2:37). They were instructed, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:38). "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls" (Acts 2:41). Thus, the kingdom or church of our Lord came with power (Mark 9:1). It was established in the city of Jerusalem in the year 33 A.D. by Christ upon the bedrock foundation truth that he is the Son of God. On every occasion thereafter when people heard of Christ, believed in him, repented of their sins, confessed Christ to be the Son of God, and were baptized for the remission of their sins, the Lord added them to his church. "And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved" (Acts 2:47).

Worship & Doctrine

The goal of the church of Christ is to, “Worship God in spirit and in truth” – see John 4:24. This means true worshippers will worship Him with the right attitude, and in accordance to the teachings of His inspired word. This means Christians are to worship God with, “the right attitude and the right doctrine!”

Churches of Christ practice A Cappella singing (singing without instruments of music). In doing so, we are engaging our minds and voices in the song service and honoring God’s teaching while teaching and admonishing one another – see I Corinthians 14:15Ephesians 5:19Colossians 3:16.

And important part of our assemblies is prayer. The newly-founded church in Jerusalem, “continued steadfastly in the apostle’s teaching, and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” – Acts 2:42. See also I Corinthians 14:15 & I Timothy 2:1-8.

Weekly communion of the Lord’s Supper is observed by members of the church of Christ every first day of the week (Sunday) as the scriptures teach – see Matthew 26:26-29Mark 14:22-25Luke 22:17-20Acts 2:42Acts 20:7.

Christians also make a free-will contribution to the Lord’s work each Sunday according as God has prospered them – see I Corinthians 16:1 & 2II Corinthians 9:6-12.

The preaching of the Gospel of Christ is an important part of worship. Before Christ ascended into heaven, He commissioned His apostles to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” – Mark 16:15 & 16. See also Matthew 28:18-20Luke 24:44-48Acts 10:42.

The book of Acts gives the record of the apostles fulfilling the Lord’s command to preach the gospel to those who were lost. In the record in Acts 2, those who heard Peter’s sermon, believed in Christ’s resurrection and Lordship, and were told by Peter, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” – Acts 2:22-38. Upon hearing this, about three thousand were baptized – see verses 39-41. It was in this manner God added to the church – see verses 41 & 47.

The Samaritans, “believed the things concerning the kingdom of God, and were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ” – see Acts 8:12.

Upon hearing the message of Jesus from Phillip, the Ethiopian eunuch confessed Christ as the Son of God, and was baptized in water – see Acts 8:26-38.

Of Paul’s work in the city of Corinth, Luke says, “And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptized” – Acts 18:8.

The above scriptures and others like them show us the preaching of the gospel to the lost, and the response made by the lost in order to be saved and added by the Lord to the church.

The preaching designed to keep Christians saved is found in the New Testament letters written by the various apostles and other inspired men. These letters are directed especially to Christians and contain instructions on how Christians are to walk with God to finish their race with Him, and receive the crown of life that is laid up for them – see II Timothy 4:6-8.

These inspired New Testament letters give special instructions to husbands, wives, fathers, and children – see Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4. The New Testament plea is for Christians to, “be holy, as God is holy” – see I Peter 1:15 & 16. Christians are commanded to “abstain from fornication” and “to submit to the governing authorities” – see I Thessalonians 4:3-7Romans 13:1-10I Peter 2:13-15. Those who follow Christ are to let their light shine before men, and love even their enemies – see Matthew 5:13-1643-48. These scriptures give us a sampling of the high standards to which God calls His people. The benefit of doing these things is to receive God’s approval in the Day of Judgment, and to inherit life eternal – see Matthew 25:31-46.

The distinctive plea of the church of Christ is to accept the bible as our only guide in religious matters. We need no denominational manuals, disciplines, or catechisms.

Our special invitation to all our visitors is for you to join us in following the bible alone in our sincere quest to be in fellowship with God – through faith in Jesus Christ!


A Great Privilege to be in Christ's Church

It is a great privilege to be a member of the church that Christ established and of which he is the foundation. By being a faithful member of that church one can have eternal life in heaven when his life here on earth is over. On the other hand, it is dangerous to be a member of any church not founded by Christ and not established on him. There is no promise of eternal salvation by being a member of a church devised and established by man! Why take a chance with your soul?



The Church of Christ congregation was established in 2017 with approximately 8 members at 108 Michaels Way in Junction City, Kansas.

We believe that the best history of the congregation has yet to be experienced or documented. May God continue to bless and keep the Church of Christ JCKS congregation.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life

  • We believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, perfectly equal in essence.

  • We believe in God’s direct creation [the Jesus Christ] of the universe without the use of pre-existent material and apart from any process of evolution whatsoever, according to the Genesis account.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a Virgin (at that time), and is true God and true man.

  • We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate.

  • We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ.

  • We believe the Bible is the complete, inerrant and inspired word of God and that it is all-sufficient for the purpose God intended – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3.

  • We believe Jesus built only one church and that His church is not denominational in nature. Christian fellowship, therefore, is limited to those in the Church of Christ who are walking in the light – Romans 16:16; Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4; Acts 2:47; 1 John 1:7.

  • We believe baptism is a burial in water unto the remission of sins, and is, therefore, necessary for salvation – Romans 6:4; Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21.

  • We believe the Lord’s Supper is to be observed by Christians on the first day of every week and only on the first day till the second coming of Jesus Christ – Acts 20:7.

  • We believe singing in worship services to God is to be done without the addition of mechanical instruments. Only a Capella singing. There is no mention of mechanical instruments when singing in the New Testament. So we are silent in this topic by not using it) – Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16.



People who became Christians in the New Testament believed in Jesus and His teachings, repented of their sins, confessed Jesus as Lord and the Son of God, and were baptized into Jesus. This is what is documented in New Testament Scripture. To inherit the eternity in heaven, a Christian must live in truth until death. Once saved “is not” always saved.


God’s Plan of Salvation for the Sinner

  • Hear
    Romans 10:17 
    – So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

  • Believe
    Hebrews 11:6
     – But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
    John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  • Repent
    Acts 2:38
     – Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

    Luke 13:3 – I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

  • Confess
    Romans 10: 9-10
     – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  • Be Baptized
    Mark 16:15-16  – And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

    Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

  • Live Faithfully
    Revelation 2:10
     – Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.

    Romans 12:1-2 – Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

    2 Peter 1:5-11 – Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.




Worship singing

We rejoice in the opportunity to praise God and encourage one another with song. Because we sing a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment), as the earliest Christian churches sang, we especially value the participation of everyone. You are welcome to join in or simply sit and enjoy the music.


This is an opportunity for us to voice our thoughts to God. We pray for many people/things with many different needs. Some are:

  • Praise God

  • physical health,

  • mental health,

  • spiritual health,

  • our church,

  • our country and

  • that God’s word be spread so that more will be baptized and saved.

You are welcome to reflect on the thoughts of prayers and silently speak to God.

Lord’s Supper

This is a weekly time of remembering Christ’s death on the cross. The bread symbolizes the body of Christ and the fruit of the vine symbolizes Jesus’ blood. Participation intended for baptized believers, but is open to anyone.


We give of our money to express honor to God and trust in His provision. Guests are not expected to make a donation.

Hearing God’s Word

At this time, we listen to the Bible proclaimed and explained so that we can live by God’s Word. You are invited to listen or take notes, then apply God’s truth to your life.

Response Time

After the sermon, if you would like to be baptized or prayed for by our congregation, you are invited to walk to the front row and speak with our minister or one of our Elders. You may also speak privately with our minister or elders as you need.

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