We are simply a group of Christians just like those first century disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed,” (John 8:31). We seek only to follow the words and instructions of Jesus and the inspired men who wrote the Bible. Doing this means we are an independent and autonomous church. It means we believe and practice what the New Testament church believed and practiced. We seek to maintain the unity of the faith as presented by Jesus Christ and the apostles (Ephesians 4:3, 13; Jude 1:3). The division of the religious world today is vastly different from the unity enjoyed by first century Christians (Acts 4:32). We believe denominationalism and division are not according to the revealed word of God.
We are a spiritual family. We share a common relationship to God as “sons and daughters” (II Corinthians 6:18). Because of this relationship, we sustain a common kinship to one another, and strive diligently to be “kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another” (Romans 12:10).
The church of Christ in Hoboken specializes in being a church, not a recreation center, daycare provider, counseling service, etc. We make no apology for that. Jesus Christ established His church for spiritual purposes. It is a “spiritual house” and each Christian is a “stone” offering “spiritual sacrifices” (worship) to God (I Peter 2:4-5).