The church of Christ dates back to the days of the New Testament (Romans 16:16). It was founded by Christ on the Day of Pentecost, A.D. 30 (Acts 2), just ten days after His ascension back to heaven. In the years that followed it rapidly grew to fill Jerusalem, then Judea, Samaria, and finally the whole Roman Empire (Acts 1:8, Colossians 1:23). It was first established in America in the late 1700s, up in the New England states.
BELIEFS. We believe the Bible teaches that sinners are saved by faith, repentance, confession, and baptism (Romans 10:17; John 8:24; Romans 10:9-10; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38). The church of Christ is organized with elders, deacons, preachers, and members as in New Testament times (Philippians 1:1). We believe that Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:30-31), that the Bible is inspired of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and that Jesus will return to take His kingdom (church) home to God (1 Corinthians 15:24). We emphasize sincere worship (John 4:24), every-member evangelists (Acts 8:4), godly living (Titus 2:11-12), love for each other (John 13:33-34), and helping those in need (James 1:27). We believe that it is possible to have religious unity in a day of division by simply following the New Testament pattern and putting aside human traditions.
To put it simply, the Steelton church of Christ is seeking to be the same church one reads about in the New Testament.