The simple breakdown...
Douglas Church is a new house church in the city of Douglas, Arizona. We are committed to the faithful teaching of the Bible and it’s sufficiency for all areas of life for the glory of Christ and the joy of all peoples.
When and how we meet...
Love God, love neighbor. Community is important! We unite together with the common interest of pursuing Jesus with all of our being.
On Sunday’s we meet for the gathering of the entire church around 12:00 pm. We believe church is more than preaching (though very important). We have coffee, juice and some type of pastries for about half an hour or so. After that we worship through singing, an elder-led sermon, prayer, and the Lord’s supper (not necessarily in that order). People typically hang around and chat for a while afterward… there’s no hurry to leave!
Music and Dress...
We’re pretty casual here… however, we recognize that the gathering of the church to worship God is a very important and wonderful time before the Lord! With that being said, we encourage you to wear what you feel comfortable wearing in a way that honors and reveres Jesus. There’s no simple description of what that looks like. It may be jeans and a tee shirt or a suite or a dress… We encourage a genuine heart worship, not an external show.
Our music can be considered contemporary. We sing the classics and also the new contemporary songs many hear on popular Christian radio stations. The music is typically led by acoustic guitar and a cajon (box drum).
What do we believe and teach?
We realize there are many churches out there and many faithful denominations. Though we take theology seriously, we aren’t a part of a particular denomination. We are clear and straightforward on our doctrinal positions. You can get a good idea of them by reading our bylaws (a fancy word for how we're structured). The closest and most accurate way to describe our theology is Reformed and Evangelical. In short that means we believe and do what we see taught in the Bible with the purpose of everything being to exalt the name of Jesus Christ. We live to love Jesus and proclaim His glory.
The church structure is elder rule. We believe the Holy Spirit is the one who gifts and appoints elders for the purpose of oversight in the local church. We use the term elder and pastor interchangeably.
Out of conviction for the independence from control and oversight of the state, the church is not incorporated.
Donations to Douglas Church are tax deductible (learn more).