South College Road church of Christ     

507 S. College Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: 337.234.4035

   

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Meeting Times

Sunday:
Bible Study 9:00 a.m. - ALL AGES
Worship 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday: (September through May)
Bible Study 10:00 a.m. - ADULTS

Wednesday:
Bible Study 7:00 p.m. - ALL AGES


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Answers to FAQs About Visiting Our Services:

1. Do You Just Want My Money?

Absolutely not! While there are many religious organizations that seek to collect as much money from the community as they can, we cannot do that. The Bible requires the members of the church to “lay by in store” upon the first day of the week. (1 Corinthians 16:2) We do not ask visitors to our services to contribute in this way. This responsibility belongs to those who make-up the congregation. We are not interested in “getting into your wallet.” What we do hope to accomplish is to persuade  you with the Scriptures, the power of God to save everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16)

2. Should I Bring Something With Me If I Decide To Visit?

You do not need to bring anything except an open honest heart that will examine our practices and give consideration to the lesson that is taught. We hope that you will examine the Bible and check our teaching and practices for yourself. If you have a copy of the Scriptures that you always study from, bring that Bible with you. If you do not own a Bible, don’t worry about that. We have copies of the Scriptures available for your use. There are maroon, hard-back Bibles on each pew for use by anyone who needs them. We invite you to search the Scriptures and see if the things we teach are so. (Acts 17:11)

3. What Can I Expect If I Visit?

You can expect to find a sincere group of people who love God and are worshiping Him in spirit and in truth. Further, you can expect to be warmly welcomed by the individuals who make-up the congregation.  You will not be intentionally put on the spot or embarrassed by undue attention being brought to you; we will not single you out publicly or ask you to stand during the service. The most you will notice publicly done in recognition of your presence is a sincere, general welcome to all of our visitors at that service. We will, during the course of our worship service, petition God in prayers which will each be lead by an individual, sing hymns as a congregation being lead by an individual (without instrumental accompaniment), partake of communion (during Sunday services), take up a collection (on Sunday, from the members of the church) and have “book, chapter and verse” preaching from the Bible which should be easy for you to follow. In short, you can expect decent and orderly worship according to the pattern revealed in the Bible.

4. What Denomination Are You?

This is a common question I receive from sincere people who are wondering who we are. The answer is, we are not a denomination.  It is not appropriate to call us "Non-denominational" however.  The reason for this is, in our current vernacular, that term has taken on a meaning of "inter-denominational."  The Bible teaches that Jesus built only one church.  (Matthew 16:18)  Further, the Bible records Jesus' prayer that all His believers be one.  (John 17:20-21)  The congregation in Corinth began to divide and the apostle Paul was inspired to write them warning against this evil.  (See 1 Corinthians 1-3)  The religious division that is practiced today is contrary to the will of God and is displeasing to Him.  We should all relinquish human names and traditions and hold to the word of God alone as a guide for faith and practice. 

5. Why Don't You Use Instruments?

We do not use instrumental accompaniment in our worship because we can find no Biblical authorization for it. The Bible instructs, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16) We find only the command to sing.  Instrumental music, while aesthetically pleasing, can neither teach nor admonish us .   The Bible clearly asks us to sing for these purposes. While emotion is expressed with a musical instrument, thoughts and ideas are not expressed as they are with singing. Therefore, it is impossible to teach and admonish one another through music by playing an instrument. Worship will only accomplish its intended purpose when it is engaged in by the worshiper in exactly the way God asks us to engage in it. Further, in order to express our love for Christ, we must follow His directions. “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)