The El Paso and Las Cruces Churches come from the same family of churches known as the International Churches of Christ. We used to be two separate congregations in the past but out of our desire to help a common region, we have decided to move forward as one unit. The members of our church come together to worship from a vast area (Las Cruces, New Mexico to Horizon, Texas). The sections below briefly summarize what we believe.
~ WHAT WE BELIEVE ~
Mt 22:37-40 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” NRSV
~ LOVE FOR GOD ~
To love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind is the foundation of a relationship with God. God’s grace inspires and drives our heart, soul, and mind to will the body into action. Jesus’ willingness to offer himself for us creates in us a desire to reciprocate the same heart to offer ourselves to God. We express this in our commitment to worship Him through words and obedience. Only through this foundation can we continue to building a relationship with God. With this desire, we commit to discovering his will through His word (the Bible). To love God is to love his will and the Bible is where we find it. As we discover more of God, our heart naturally inclines to love Him more.
~ LOVE FOR EACH OTHER ~
Devotion to each other is completing our experience with God. We do not believe the two are separate. Out of humility we realize we need one another and we commit to building each other up. We also realize that the church is made up of sinners and hurt is unavoidable, but Jesus has set an example for us to follow and we give of the vast amount of grace we have received for the sake of realizing Jesus’ dream of unity (John 17).
~ WORLDWIDE UNITY ~
We believe in worldwide unity. The southwestern church has signed the Unity Proposal with our family of churches around the world. As a disciple needs another disciple, so our church needs other churches. We are excited to go through the ups and downs together with our churches around the world. We rejoice with the victories God gives us together and we pray through the difficult times circumstance or our sin has cause together.