About

Bering Drive Church of Christ

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Bering Drive Church of Christ 1910 Bering Drive Houston, TX 77057 (713) 783-2340 office@beringfamily.org

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Upcoming Events

 Bering Drive Church of Christ

Teen Lock-in

All middle and high schoolers (including upcoming 6th graders) are invited to a teen lock-in on Friday, June 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Cost is $5 and a snack to share.

All-Church Game Day

Please make plans to join us for lunch and games after church on Sunday, June 25th. Pizza will be provided. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or drink to share. Don’t forget to bring your favorite board game!

Potluck for Noah Jackson

Join us as we celebrate Noah’s 53 years of service to our Bering family with a potluck on Sunday July 9th after worship services. Please invite your children and children’s children so that they can give Noah a big “Thank you” hug as we share this time with him.

Upcoming Summer Dates

  • July 10: Wet ‘n Wild Day for Teens
  • July 16: Children & Youth Ministry Event
  • August 5: Day-cation Bible School
  • August 27: Back-to-School Blessing

 

What We Believe

What We Believe at Bering Drive

Mission of the Bering Drive Church of Christ

Love and Serve God and People

Vision of the Bering Drive Church of Christ

We are a joyful and accepting community of Christians that calls, prepares, and leads our members to use our God-given gifts in service to others.

God

We have one God, known to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God made all that exists and delights in all that has been made. We know God through creation, through the prophets, through one another, in our hearts, and most fully in Jesus Christ. God is over all, through all and in all, worthy of our trust and praise. In the end, God will bring together all of creation. Romans 8:18-39; Ephesians 4:6.

Jesus Christ 

Jesus is the image of the invisible God, in whom the fullness of God is pleased to dwell. He was conceived without human father and was born from the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died for our sins, rose from the dead, appeared to chosen witnesses, and ascended into heaven as our mediator, sacrifice, and high priest. He will come again to judge the world and to bring salvation to his people. Colossians 1:15-19; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit of God is the personal, powerful presence of God the Father and of the Risen Christ. The Spirit convicts of sin, regenerates sinners, and gives us repentance and faith. The Holy Spirit of God lives in believers, empowers them for service, changes them into Christ’s likeness, and distributes gifts by which we serve each other. The presence of God’s Spirit assures us that we are God’s children. John 14-16; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 1:11-14.

Salvation

Salvation is God’s gracious rescue of human beings and his whole creation, which he accomplished through the sinless life, atoning death, and powerful resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because God reconciled the world, we urge all people to “be reconciled” to God. We cannot earn or pay for our salvation, but can only trust God to be gracious to us for Jesus’ sake. This is what it means that we are saved by grace through faith. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Ephesians 2:8-9.

Church

The church is the fellowship of all saved people, the body of Christ on earth. We are commissioned by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the gospel, baptize believers, and to help one another become conformed to the image and likeness of Christ. Ephesians 3:6-11; Matthew 28:18-20.

Baptism

Jesus himself was baptized, and he ordained that those who believe the gospel should also be baptized. Jesus’ baptism publicly identified him as the Lamb of God who would take away the sin of the world. In our baptism, we join the life of Jesus and his purposes in the world. Our baptism identifies us as believers in Jesus as God’s Lamb who took away our sins. We teach and practice believer baptism by immersion, seeing it as most consistent with baptism’s meaning and with apostolic example. Respecting individual consciences, we also receive believers who were baptized by another form. John 1:29-31; Matthew 28:18-19; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3-4.

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper, or Eucharist, was established by Jesus to commemorate and to “re-present” his body and blood given for us. Each Sunday we receive the bread and cup, through which, by faith, we feed on Christ with thanksgiving. The Lord’s Supper is a sacred gift God continues to give us as we celebration our salvation with one another. Matthew 26:26-29; John 6:50-56; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

The Bible

The Bible includes the Jewish and Christian Scriptures. Although written by humans, it is inspired by God and is therefore useful. Its chief purpose is to point us to Jesus our Savior. The Bible is our final authority for life and for doctrine. John 5:39-40; 2 Timothy 3:15-17.

Worship

When we gather on Sunday mornings, we believe it is to honor God, and build up one another. Each Sunday we pray, read Scripture, preach, take the Lord’s Supper, and sing. Men, women, and children all participate in our service. As to our singing, the majority of the time we sing in four-part acappella without accompaniment. At times, for special songs, we use instrumental music. We love many kinds of songs from traditional hymns to contemporary praise. Most of all, we invite everyone to sing and participate actively in worship. Colossians 3:17

Last Events

At a time which God alone now knows, Jesus will return in person and in power. The dead will rise. Because we know in Jesus how the story ends, we are motivated to live with hope and courage until we die or Jesus returns. John 5:25-29; 1 Corinthians 15:58.

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