Get to know us


Leander Church of Christ is a place where people can meet Jesus,  engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory.  We'd love to have you join us for Sunday service!
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What To Expect

We know that visiting a church for the first time can be a daunting task. It's our hope, however, that you will find the Leander church to be a welcoming place, filled with friendly people who just want to get to know you.
When do you meet?
We meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 for Bible Class and 10:30 for our worship service.
What should I wear?
You will find a wide variety of styles when you visit. We have some dressed up in suit and ties and others in jeans and a t-shirt.  We have no expectation of what you wear, so just be yourself and wear whatever is comfortable for you.
What about my kids?
We have Bible Classes available for all stages of life that start at 9:30 every Sunday morning. For our kids, we have:
Cradle Roll (0-18 mos)
Toddler (18-36 mos)
PreK (3-4 yo)

During our worship service, we have a staffed nursery for babies, though we certainly don't mind them staying in the worship center!  We also offer Bible Hour for our toddlers and children aged 4-2nd grade that lead them through age-appropriate lessons that teach God's Truth and His steadfast love. Children are usually dismissed later on in the service, between the Offering and the Message.

When you arrive for Bible Class or Bible Hour, we ask that you check your child in at one of our check-in kiosks down the hallway. Someone should be there to help you if you're a first-time guest.

Every one of our adult volunteers have passed a background check and have gone through Awareness Trainings, as per our ChildSafe Protection Policy.

What's worship like?
When you join us for our worship service, you will find an active and participatory worship experience.  When you walk in, feel free to find any open seat.

SINGING - You will find that we sing acapella and mix in a variety of traditional and contemporary worship songs.

COMMUNION - You will also find that we practice Communion every Sunday as a way to remember Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection. We invite all believers to take communion with us.

OFFERING - Soon after our Communion time, we take up an offering from our members and long-term guests to support the ongoing ministries of our church.  We do not expect our guests to contribute to the offering.

MESSAGE - Each Sunday there is a time for preaching. It's our hope that during this time of preaching, you will find that the messages are biblical, practical, and inspiring so that we may all seek to grow in the likeness of Jesus.

What We Believe

About God the Father
There is only one God, who is the creator of all things and the  ruler of the universe. God has revealed himself to us as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, also known as the Trinity. God's love for us, His creation, is limitless and all-consuming and it is His desire to restore our relationship with him. So, he sent His Son, Jesus, to make us holy and to set us free from the power of sin.

Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17; John 3:16; Romans 1:18-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:6
About God the Son
God came to earth in the human form of Jesus Christ. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, taught about what it means to live for God, ministered and healed countless people, died on the cross for all our sins, was buried and was raised back to life three days later, and ascended to heaven. Through Jesus' sacrifice, our relationship with God, the Father has been restored and we have been reconciled to Him.

John 1:1-5; John 1:15; John 14:1-3; Acts 10:42-43; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Galatians 4:3-5; Colossians 1:13-23; 2:8-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3
About God the Holy Spirit
Whenever we are born again through the waters of baptism, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts, mediates, intercedes, comforts, guides, and equips God's people with spiritual gifts to use in His kingdom. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we walk with God and discern His voice. A prayerful life, rich in the Holy Spirit, is fundamental to true discipleship and living in step with the kingdom reign of Jesus.

John 16:7-15; Acts 1:14, 2:42, 6:6, 7:51, 12:5, 13:3; Romans 8:5-11; 2 Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Timothy 2:4
About God's Word
We believe God gave us the 66 books of the Bible to be received as the inspired, authoritative, and infallible Word of God for salvation and life. The Bible is a diverse collection of various literary and historical writings. Yet despite their complexities, they can be understood, trusted, and followed. We understand that the books in the Bible were written over 2,000 years ago, spanning a time of 1,500 years with multiple authors. So we seek to interpret Scripture not through a sentimental sense of our feelings and opinions, but through seeking to understand the original meaning behind the text and how it applies to our lives today. Because the Holy Spirit inspired all 66 books, we honor Jesus' Lordship by submitting our lives to all that God has for us in them.

Deuteronomy 4:106, 6:1-9; Psalm 1:110; Matthew 5:1-7:289, 15:69; John 12:44-50; Acts 2:42; Acts 17:10-11; 1 Timothy 3:16-4:4; 1 Peter 1:20-21
About the Gospel and Salvation
We believe God created all things and made human beings in His image, so that we could enjoy a relationship with Him. But through Satan's influence, we sinned and lost our way. We are now spiritually dead, separated from God. Because of our broken relationship, we gravitate toward sin and self-rule. The Gospel, then, is the Good News about Jesus Christ and the hope for reconciliation we have in him. It is perhaps best stated in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  The gospel is the saving action of the triune God: The Father sent the Son into the world to take on human flesh and redeem us. The Son came as the promised Messiah of the Old Testament, ushering in the kingdom of God and died for our sins according to Scripture, was buried, and raised on the third day. He defeated sin and death and ascended to heaven. Through the Spirit, we are transformed and sanctified (made holy). Those who trust and follow Jesus by faith will not experience punishment for their sins and separation from God in hell. Instead, we will join together with God in the renewal of all things in the consummated kingdom. We will live together in the new heaven and new earth, where we will glorify God and enjoy our restored relationship with Him forever.  We cannot earn our salvation, but rather it is by grace we are saved, through faith.

Genesis 1-3, 12:1-3; Micah 5:2-4; Daniel 2:44-45; Matthew 4:17; Luke 1:33; John 1:1-3; Acts 1:11, 2:36, 3:19-21; Romans 3:10-26; Ephesians 2:4-10; Colossians 3:1; Revelation 21:1ff
About Baptism
When we commit to trust and follow Jesus, we express this faith by repenting from sin, confessing his name, and receiving baptism by immersion in water. Baptism, as an expression of faith, is for the remission of sins. We uphold baptism as the normative means of entry into the life of discipleship and it marks our commitment to regularly die to ourselves and rise to live for Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe God sovereignly saves as He sees fit, but we are bound by Scripture to uphold this teaching about surrendering to Jesus in faith through repentance, confession, and baptism.

If you want to put on Christ through the waters of baptism, or would like to know more, click here to let us know!

Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 13:3-5, 24:46-47; John 3:1-9, 3:16-18, 3:19-21; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 8:36-38, 16:31-33, 20:21, 22:16, 16:31-33; Romans 2:25-29, 6:1-4, 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 3:21
About the Body of Christ
Also known as the church, broken people who have seen their need for God and have been obedient to Jesus come together to make up the Body of Christ. The church is not a building, but a community of believers who come together to worship and praise God and to build His kingdom on earth.  We are a diverse group of believers who seek to use the gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit to strengthen, encourage, and equip each other. The church seeks to walk through life with each other; we rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.  We recognize that Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our faith, and the head of the Body.  The Leander church is governed by a group of Shepherds, Deacons, and Ministers, ordained by God to lead the church according to God's will. We meet together weekly as a part of our worship to God.

Acts 2:42-47, 9:31; Romans 12:4-8; 12:15; Ephesians 2:20-22, 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:25
About Disciple Making
We believe the core mission of the local church is making disciples of Jesus Christ - it is God's plan "A" to redeem the world and manifest the reign of His kingdom. We want to be disciples who make disciples because of our love for God and others. We personally seek to become more and more like Jesus through His Spirit so that Jesus would live through us. Disciple making is the engine that drives our missional service to those outside the church. We seek to be known for the good that we do in our community where we live as we love and serve all people, as Jesus did, no strings attached. At the same time, as we do good for others, we also seek to form relational bridges that we prayerfully hope will open a door for teaching people the gospel of the kingdom and the way of salvation.

Matthew 28:19-20; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:41, 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:17-24; 2 Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 4:19; Philippians 1:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; 1 John 3:16
About the Kingdom Life
We believe in the present kingdom reign of God, the power of the Holy Spirit to transform people, and the priority of the local church. God's holiness should lead our churches to reject lifestyles characterized by pride, sexual immorality, homosexuality, easy divorce, idolatry, greed, materialism, gossip, slander, racism, violence, and the like. God's love should lead our churches to emphasize love as the distinguishing sign of a true disciple. This love should be expressed in both service to the church and to the surrounding community. It leads to the breaking down of walls (racial, social, political), evangelism, acts of mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and the like. By demonstrating the ways of Jesus, the church reveals God's kingdom reign to the watching world.

Matthew 19:3-12, 25:31-46; John 13:34-35; Romans 1:26-32, 14:17-18; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; Colossians 3:5-9