We would be pleased to have you visit our congregation for a time of worship and bible study. We are a warm, family oriented congregation who strives to follow the Bible only. We are located in Haywood County North Carolina about 25 miles west of Asheville (approximately two miles off of I-40 along US 23). There are several attractions nearby including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for you to enjoy during your visit to Western North Carolina.
You can check our contact page for more details about our location, directions, and contact information and our worship times. We appreciate all visitors to our services and hope that you will be able to be with us soon. It is our sincere desire to seek and serve God and we want to have those that are like-minded to come help us in our search and growth in truth.
Here at the Central Haywood Church of Christ we try to follow God and his commands as closely as we can. We believe in doing things God’s way and take seriously the teachings of Jesus and the men inspired to write the New Testament. Because of this we use the Bible as our only authority. We make every attempt to use Bible names for what we do. Even the name that the church carries is one found in scripture. Romans 16:16 (NIV) “All the churches of Christ send you greetings.” Jesus told his disciples the night before he died that all men would know they were his disciples by the love that they had for each other. It is our sincere goal to love God and one another the way that Jesus said. We make every effort to act as the church did in the beginning before denominations and divisions changed the religious world. We take our directions from the New Testament and not human thoughts. We are determined to follow the New Testament pattern for the organization, work, and worship of the church. We want to be able to show “book, chapter, and verse” for all of our practices.
Our mission is simple.
Since the Lord’s church is the “pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15), our purpose is to promote the teachings of Christ and to give our greatest effort to live by those teachings (John 1:14; 14:6; 2 John 9). Many religious groups have shifted their focus from spiritual teaching to social and recreational activities. This shift in emphasis has resulted in a neglect of man’s most important need, i.e., preparing the soul to meet its Maker (Mark 8:36-37). Christians are commanded, “Whatever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17); this means that our teaching and practice must be authorized by the New Testament. We, at Central Haywood, strive to meet this divine requirement both in our lives and in our work together as a congregation.
When you visit our services you will observe that we follow the same order as New Testament churches did under the direction of the Lord’s apostles. We sing “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” together (Ephesians 5:19). We teach the Word of God (Acts 2:42). On the first day of the week (Sunday) we also commemorate the death of Christ, by partaking in the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 20:7). We contribute from our earnings for the advancement of the cause of Christ in the areas of evangelism, edification through teaching and benevolence (1 Corinthians 9:14; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5). In summary, we strive to maintain an orderly service together (1 Corinthians 14:40).
Our interest in you is related to your eternal salvation. We want to do all we can in helping you to serve God faithfully. We are not interested in your money or material possessions. In fact, we do not solicit money from any visitors when the collection is taken on Sunday.
Sunday morning bible study – 9:30am
Sunday morning worship services – 10:30am
Sunday evening bible study – 6:00-6:30pm
Sunday evening worship services – 6:35-7:15pm
Wednesday evening bible study – 7:00pm