The Wooley Springs church of Christ is simply a group of Christians. We strive to be like the Christians one can read about in the Word of God. Acts 11:26 says, “And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." Notice three terms in this verse - disciples, Christians, and church.
Disciples The word disciple refers to a student, one who learns. A student has teachers and follows teachings. As a simple group of Christians, we are disciples of Christ. We are students of the teachings of Jesus Christ found in the New Testament Scriptures. Jesus said, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," (John 8:31-32).
Christians This word identifies one who belongs to Christ. The word Corinthians identifies citizens of Corinth. Ephesians identifies citizens of Ephesus. Christians belong to Christ. When one obeys the gospel they put on Christ. "For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ," (Galatians 3:27). "But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness," (Romans 6:17-18).
Church The word church refers to a group or an assembly. It also refers to those who are called out. God calls us through His word. "To which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ," (2 Thessalonians 2:14). Those who have obeyed the gospel have been called out.
Members of the Wooley Springs church of Christ are Christians who strive to be disciples of Christ and assemble together with one another.