New Testament Christians “went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:4). The apostle Paul taught that the church is “the pillar and support of the truth” (I Timothy 3:15). Therefore, the primary goal of the Danville Rd. church is to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to “all men” (I Timothy 2:4). We accomplish this goal by having preaching services, bible classes for all ages, supporting local and distant preachers.
The New Testament church worshiped (Acts 2:42). The worship assemblies at the Danville Rd. church are patterned after New Testament teaching and is therefore simple, spiritual and orderly. In simple terms we worship with all of our heart, and according to the truth. (1 Cor 14:15, John 4:24)
The New Testament church assembled together to encourage and build up each other (Acts 2:42; 9:31). Paul taught the first century churches to use God’s word as the means to build up the church (Acts 20:32). All the preaching and teaching done at Danville Rd. church is for the purpose of helping folks go to heaven.
The New Testament church took care of its own members when there was a material need (Acts 2:44-45). The Christians at the Danville Rd. church fulfill that same responsibility to or for each member. We care for those of the church who are in need, both here in Decatur and other parts of the world (2 Corinthians 8:1-5). As Christians we also have individual responsibilities to help anyone who might be in need (Galatians 6:10; James 1:27).