The Churches of Christ are part of a unity and “back to the Bible” movement that has roots in the Reformation. This movement gained momentum in the United States early in the 19th century. It is often referred to as the “Restoration Movement” because of the desire to restore qualities and characteristics of the church described in the New Testament. The Church of Christ first began meeting in Richfield in 1957.

We believe:

  • the Bible is the inspired word of God

  • in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Savior of the world

  • that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived upon this earth, died for our sins, was buried, resurrected from the dead after three days and now sits at the right hand of God

  • salvation is found only in Jesus the Christ and He is the only mediator between God and people

  • the response to the good news of Jesus is to:

    • trust in Him 

    • be willing to confess allegiance to Him before people

    • turn away from a sinful way of life; and  

    • be united with Jesus by immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • when a person obeys the gospel, he or she is forgiven of sins, receives the gift of the Holy Spirit and is added to Christ’s body, the church

  • Christians are called to be serious disciples of Jesus and follow His teachings and way of life

  • that there will be a judgment of the living and the dead

  • the two greatest commands are to: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” [Matthew 22: 36-40 New International Version (NIV)]