|Directories of churches of Christ|
Central guidance for churches of Christ is provided by the Lord from heaven. Local congregations are led by elders in accordance with the New Testament (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-15). Churches of Christ do not participate in central associations, organizations or hierarchies of any kind. The practices and teachings of each congregation are based solely on the Holy Scriptures which equip us fully for every good work (2 Timothy 3:14-17).
As in the first century, some congregations do a better job of following Christ than others! Some even depart from the word of God and no longer qualify as churches of Christ (Revelation 2:5).
The directories listed below are attempts by certain brethren and congregations to assist travelers and those searching for a congregation in their community. Various criteria have been used in compiling these lists, and no list can be complete or entirely reliable.
Thus, please use this information with discretion. When you visit one of these congregations, observe their practices, ask questions about their teaching, and compare what you see and hear with the "form of doctrine to which you were delivered" (Romans 6:17) to determine whether they are truly obeying the Spirit's command through Paul: "Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 1:13). In some cases you can also determine this by visiting a congregation's web page!
"Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22).
Corrections or requests for additions must be submitted to the publisher of each directory.
The Old Paths Network does not maintain these lists.
This search facility, maintained by Earle West, returns addresses of churches of Christ
within a given radius of a U.S. zip code or place name.
A search can also be made on the basis of place names in countries throughout the world.
More than 14,000 congregations are listed. This directory was first placed on a church site in March of 1995 by brother Wes Duncan of Topeka, Kansas (deceased in 2003) with data contributed by Dennis Kelly of Searcy, Arkansas. Since April of 1999 it has been continued by brother Rex D. Moore of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The domain name was registered by Duane Needum of Coppell, Texas and turned over to brother Moore in August of 1997.
"OLM Worldwide Directory of Churches of Christ"
These congregations have their entire services in sign language.
Congregations for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
This directory is maintained by the church of Christ that meets at 3401 North Market St. in Shreveport, Louisiana. It lists over 2800 congregations with web pages and has been online since July 1995.
"Churches of Christ on the Web"
This directory is maintained by Ryan Waldron. It includes only churches of Christ that classify themselves as 'non-institutional'.
"Churches of Christ On-Line"
This directory lists churches of Christ that classify themselves as 'non-institutional'.
Looking for a church?
This directory lists churches of Christ that classify themselves as practicing 'mutual edification'.
Apostles' Doctrine Directory
This directory lists addresses for churches of Christ in Texas.
"Texas Churches of Christ"
Information about some of the churches in the Chicago area.
"Chicago Area Churches of Christ"
This directory is published by the Eastern European Mission at Vienna, Austria.
Churches of Christ in Europe
This directory is maintained by Ted Wheeler.
"Directory of Churches of Christ in Ghana"
This directory lists addresses for churches of Christ in Holland and Belgium.
"Churches of Christ in Holland and Belgium"
English-speaking churches of Christ in Korea
This directory lists addresses for churches of Christ in Norway.
"Churches of Christ in Norway"
Information in other languages
Gemeenten van ChristusDutch
Les Eglises du ChristFrench
Gemeinden Christi in der SchweizGerman (Switzerland)
Las iglesias de CristoSpanish
Igrejas de Cristo que falam portuguêsPortugese