The Church of Christ
Jesus Christ built the church with His own blood (Matt. 16:18; Acts 20:28). He bled and died so that we might be saved. He is the foundation of the church and its head (1 Cor. 3:11; Eph. 1:22-23). Those that receive the word of Christ and are baptized into his blood will be added to the Church by God (Acts 2:41, 47; Rom. 6:3-4). The Church of the New Testament is the Church of Jesus Christ.
The church of Jesus Christ is undenominational. There is only one body of Christ, the church (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:4). Jesus earnestly desired the unity of his followers, praying for unity and harmony among the believers (John 17). Unity among believers can be accomplished when God's word is upheld as the standard of authority (John 17:20-21). Paul also commanded the church to live without division (1 Cor. 1:10).
The Work of the Church
The Lord intended that the church would consist of a diligent people, fit for good works (1 Cor. 15:58; Eph. 2:10). According to the scriptures, the work of the church is three-fold. The church should be busy preaching the gospel, spreading the word of salvation to others (Matt. 28:18-20; 1 Thess. 1:8). Another necessary work is the edification of the saints (Acts 14:21-22; Eph. 4:11-16). Salvation is not achieved immediately but after life of service (Rom. 13:11). Christians must be encouraged to persevere until the end (Rev. 2:10). The third work of the church is benevolence for needy saints (Acts 11:27-30; Rom. 15:25-27). The church has much to do to accomplish the Lord's will. Primarily, the church should be concerned with the salvation of souls. Consequently, it should not be hindered by engaging in entertainment, politics and social reform.
The Church in the New Testament had no organization larger or smaller than the local church. It was organized locally with elders and deacons (Phil. 1:1). There is no authority for a hierarchy of church officials. Christ is the head of the entire church, and elders serve over local congregations. Furthermore, there are no earthly headquarters. Instead, the sole headquarters of the church is in heaven, where the head resides (Eph. 1:22-23).Click here to see how Broadmoor is organized