What We Believe


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and it reveals God's plan for man and provides teaching that we need to learn and follow (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3-7).

Christians believe in the eternal and all powerful God, the creator and sustainer of all life (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:27-28).

Somerville Road Church

We believe that God has a desire that all men everywhere be saved from their sins and that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die as a sacrifice for all of mankind so that this would be possible (John 3:16-17).

We believe that God’s entire plan for man is revealed in His inspired and therefore inerrant Word, the Bible, and that the entire Bible is the Word of God (II Timothy 3:16-17).

We believe that mankind must be obedient to that plan in order to be saved eternally (Matthew 7:21; John 3:36).

The Church

The writings that we have in the New Testament concerning the churches of Christ indicate that each local congregation is self-governing and independent of any other local congregation, organization’s rule or oversight.

Jesus is the "head" of the church (see Ephesians 1:20-23), thus, the church has no earthly head or headquarters, each congregation is independent and self-governing under the oversight of the elders of each church, like the various congregations mentioned in the New Testament (see Acts 14:21-23; 1 Peter 5:1-4; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). God works through the local church to spread His word as we all use our strengths and abilities to further His will as revealed in the Bible (see 1 Timothy 3:8-13; Ephesians 4:11-16).

We also believe that the Lord adds those to His church who have obeyed the gospel (Acts 2:36-47).

Once an individual is a member of the church, we believe the Bible teaches that not only should they incorporate the principles of Christian living but also that all Christians should assemble regularly to worship God, edify the Christian brethren and be individually encouraged thereby (Hebrews 10:24-25).