The Christians that Meet at Spring Street
"...I will build My church..."
In Matthew 16:18, Jesus promises, "...I will build My church..." Any church that claims to belong to Christ should be the same as one you can read about in the Bible. Anything else is...something else.
Acts 2:47 says that God "...added to the church daily those who were being saved." The church that Jesus promised to build had been established. Every one who was saved was added to it. Jesus was the founder and "...head over all things to the church," (Ephesians 1:22). His church's headquarters is in heaven. It's where Jesus Christ was on the day it was founded...and where He rules today.
The Bible tells us, clearly and plainly, how to become a member of the Lord's church. We must be obedient to the message of the gospel (Romans 1:16). The church at Spring Street is made up of people who have followed the New Testament pattern for membership. They were "...purchased with His (Jesus) own blood" (Acts 20:28) and have been added to the church (Acts 2:47), having fellowship in a world-wide family of God.
The Spring Street church is a small collection of God's family who have chosen to work together in southeastern Wisconsin. "Family" members in other locations have also joined together, for similar purposes, just as they did in the first century. Following the Bible's plan, local congregations - just like the one at Spring Street - exist all over the world.
"We are simply Christians"
The Bible tells us about people who are added to the Lord's church. They are:
Disciples - "...the number of the disciples was multiplying..." (Acts 6:1)
Believers - "...but be an example to the believers..." (1 Timothy 4:12)
Christians - "...And the disciples were first called Christians..." (Acts 11:26)
The members of the Lord's church are all three: disciples, believers, Christians... not members of any man-made system or denomination. Their labor is for the Lord. Christians claim to be "of Christ" and closely follow the principles Jesus and His apostles taught.
The New Testament does not reveal any denominational organization. As the gospel spread, Christians formed congregations in various locations. Each congregation of God's people was independant and autonomous.
Working together in a local church, these New Testament believers were united together, "...continuing daily with one accord...with gladness and simplicity of heart..." (Acts 2:46). Just as close, caring families provide support and encouragement, the Spring Street group is committed to a "family" environment that builds up and unites every member.
In every way, the Spring Street church tries to follow the pattern of simple Christianity handed down by Christ and His apostles. We are committed to following the New Testament and being a New Testament church. We acknowledge that Jesus is the head of this church and the Lord of every member. We have no creed by Christ, and we follow no book but the Bible. We strive to worship and serve God in the same way the early believers did. We are simply a congregation, or a church, belonging to Christ. We are simply Christians.
A New Testament church
If you would like to know more about being a part of the Lord's church at Spring Street, you have many choices. You could visit our services. You could contact us through this website. You could call or write to us. We would be glad to help you discover how to become a member of Christ's church. A church that began twenty centuries ago...and will endure into eternity. A church you can read about in the Bible.
"Walk Before Me..." Developing Biblical Understanding For Living
A new Wednesday evening Bible study focused on helping believers to "walk circumspectly." Looking at the life of Abraham and his "walk before" the LORD, we will explore God's Word to develop a Biblical perspective on 12 areas of life that we encounter everyday.
Book Of Revelation
A new on-line study of the book of Revelation is available. The book of Revelation is an amazing letter that reads like a theatrical drama, containing visions and symbolic language. Its inspired message is designed to inform, strengthen and encourage Christ's people.
Listen to the audio lessons available online and study along!
"What if baptism really was important?" is the first in a series of short (under 5 minutes) Bible teaching videos intended to give a brief answer to vital spiritual questions. We hope these videos are informative and helpful. Just click on the "What if..." video feed in the right hand column on the home page. We would love to get your feedback and please feel free to share these videos with others!