Who is the Mill Street church of Christ?
We are people who love God.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.” (Mt. 22:36)
God is our Creator. He is our Savior. But, what kind of Creator and Savior is He? He’s good (Psalm 136:1). He’s perfect (Psalm 18:30). He blesses us richly—more richly than we can ever comprehend here in this life (James 1:17). What should be the natural result of that shown toward us? Our love shown in return (Jn. 14:15).
Because He is our God, we’ve given our lives over to Him. We did this through submission in faith to His wisdom (Hebrews 11:6), turning from sin (Acts 2:38), confessing the name of Christ (Romans 10:10) and being baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16).
We are people who love God’s word.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Because we love God, we want nothing more than to please Him. But, with so many different religious ideas and doctrines in the world, how do we know how to do that? In fact, how do we even know about God? The answer is His holy word—the Bible. It is given to us from God as a source of enlightenment and guidance, and we take that seriously. When it comes to how to be saved, we look to His word and His word only. When it comes to living a life that pleases Him, we look to His word and His word only. When it comes to how to worship Him, we look to His word and His word only. If a practice isn’t found there, then we don’t do it. When we gather as a church, we sing praises to God and one another (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16), pray with one another, on Sundays remember Jesus’ death, give to care for one another and study from His word to find strength.
We are people who love one another.
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)
When one is brought to a relationship with God their father, they also join in fellowship with others who have done the same thing. As a result, we are brothers and sisters— we are a family. The early church took this relationship seriously (Acts 2:42-47), and we try to do the same as well.
We don’t love one another because we are all the same; we love each other despite our differences. We have a nice diversity of gender, age and race. We are flawed people redeemed by Christ; imperfect people serving a perfect God. Maybe you could join us, because…
We are people who love people.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
You are a special creation of God, and we care about you and your soul. We don’t expect you to be perfect (and we hope you don’t expect us to be either), but if you are serious about getting to know God better, serving Him as the Lord of your life, we’d love to invite you to visit us. If you aren’t ready to go that far but simply have some questions, we’d still love to meet you. You won’t be hounded for money, and you’ll never be pressured.
We hope you will find the Mill Street congregation is simply a group of Christians who love God, His word, one another and others as well.
What Should I Expect When I Visit the Mill Street church of Christ?
Many people hesitate to visit a church unless they know what it will be like when they go there. We want to assure you that as a visitor at the Mill Street church of Christ, you will never be embarrassed.
We earnestly strive to restore New Testament Christianity as it was practiced in the first century. A common ingredient in our services is worship that focuses on pleasing. Our intent is to do His will as instructed by His word, the Bible.
We assembly twice on Sunday to worship God. We gather each Sunday morning at 10:55 a.m. and then again Sunday evening at 5 p.m. All of our assembled worship services are sincere and devout. They are keynoted by the words of Jesus, “True worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).
Our services consist only of those acts that were part of the worship of the early church.
The entire assembly joins in worshipping God and admonishing each other by singing hymns and spiritual songs in the manner prescribed by the New Testament (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). We encourage everyone to sing and give praise to God with his or her voice.
We hear a lesson from God’s word every assembly, or we learn about the work of the congregation. The preaching in our services is plain, simple and, most importantly, Biblical. The theories and doctrines of men are not taught. People are urged to believe and obey the Gospel of Christ as it is revealed in the New Testament.
The assembly is led in prayer to God by several of the men at different times. We pray to praise and thank God and to ask Him for our needs and those of others (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
We also remember the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of Jesus through taking the Lord’s supper(1 Corinthians 11:20-36). We do this every Sunday (Acts 20:7).
The first of each week, when we gather, a collection is taken from the membership and placed in the common treasury to support the work of the local church. We make no pleas for money from our visitors and we offer no embarrassing propositions designed to apply pressure. It is the responsibility of our members to give freely and willingly as they have been prospered (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:7-15).
At the Mill Street church, we have no man-made doctrines or creeds. Our authority is the divinely inspired word of God. We are simply Christians (Acts 11:26).
We believe that friendliness is a natural attitude among people who truly love God (John 13:34-35). Our visitors always receive a warm reception. We truly hope you will accept our invitation to visit with us.
Elders of the Mill Street church of Christ
In the New Testament, Elders led and watched over a local congregation of God’s people (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3). These are men who meet certain qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-7) and agree to serve in this important role. The Mill Street church is blessed with two good men who devote much of their time to the needs of the flock.
Dan McMahan, our evangelist, has been preaching the gospel for over 23 years. Dan was born and raised in Indiana. He has worked with churches in Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama. You will find his sermons bible based and with great emphasis placed on obeying the Lord in all things. He loves people, enjoys preaching, and is always looking to study the bible with someone. He finds nothing more rewarding than seeing people’s lives changed by the message of Jesus Christ. Dan is married to Becky and they have three children.
How do I get to Mill Street church of Christ?
733 Mill Street
Leitchfield, KY 42754