About Us

The Church of Christ in Ojai

We, the Ojai Church of Christ, would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are a group of Christians who are committed to worshiping and glorifying God in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Having no creed but Christ, and accepting no human authority, we seek always to be guided by God’s Word as revealed in the Bible. In all that we teach and practice, our determined desire is to be directed by God’s Word alone. To this end, questions asked about our life and worship are welcomed.

We believe in the words of the Apostle Paul, “There is on body and on Spirit – just as you were called – on Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)

Our God and Father is, we believe, the Creator of all that exists. His Son, Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit together comprise the divine trinity – three persons making up the One true God. But we, His creatures, have rebelled against Him in sin, and so have separated ourselves from Him.

Jesus Christ the Son, became flesh and dwelt on earth among us. He became like us that we might become like Him. In Hebrews 2:14-15 we read: “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil – and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”

Trusting in the redemption secured for us in His blood, (the one faith) we are born again of water and the Spirit, to serve Him as members of His family. Paul reminds us in Titus 3:4-6: “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us not because of hi mercy.

We are a group of Christians who are committed to worshiping and glorifying God in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” This baptism by immersion in water for the forgiveness of our sins is the one baptism, and it is through the agency of the One Spirit that we are born again in that as our hearts are sprinkled with the blood of Christ.

Having been born again into God’s family, we then enjoy the hope of eternal life with Him in heaven, the one hope to which we press forward.

With these beliefs, we as a body week to be a people who are centered on Christ, eager to learn and to do God’s will everyday. Our goal is to present truth in word and action, addressing contemporary needs in engaging and relevant ways. In this we support the preaching of the gospel of Christ both here in Ojai and in countries around the world. We want to be involved with the community around us, to be concerned with the real problems of daily life. We meet together regularly in different contexts to provide mutual support, and try to recognize, develop, and nurture the abilities of every member.

As we work together, a body of believers here in Ojai, we try to speak the truth in love showing gentleness and respect. We must be led by, and bound by, God’s Word, but we have to grow together in our understanding of it. In order to help and support on another, we try to say and do things that build up and encourage others. Each of us are working to use God’s gifts for the common good of this body. We will thoughtfully test everything, holding on to the good while avoiding every evil.

We would love to have you join us in this search to worship and glorify God in Jesus Christ. There is no desire on our part to impose ourselves on those who have no interest, but we do want to let you know that we welcome any to our worship services. The times of those services are given on another panel. There is also a response section if you would like further information – either in the form of more literature, a phone call, or a personal visit.