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Welcome to Branches of Christ
We’re excited you want to learn more about us.
What to expect
Warm Atmosphere, Dynamic Worship, Conversational Preaching, Reflection, and Communion
 
 
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Times
Sunday worship at 10 AM
Wednesday worship at 7 PM
We are real people; certainly not perfect, definitely not plastic.

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Our Ministries

Branches of Christ offers ministries for all of our members to be a part of a group
that meets outside of the weekly worship service.
Click on the above tab to take you to our:
Greenhouse Kids,
BTM – Branches Teen Ministry,
Women’s Ministry,
and Men’s Ministry
 

 

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Sun’s 10am / Mon’s-Teens-7pm / Wed’s 7pm
 
 
Sermon Archives

Jun 21, 2017
2017-06-18 No Chickens in Heaven
Did You KNOW…? The word chicken never occurs in the Bible, even though there are countless stories of chicken eating preachers. It’s amazing because chicken is at every potluck, included in many casseroles at funeral time and would probably get the vote for most eaten meat of church goers. In spite of its acceptance, I have to presume there will not be chickens in heaven. Although “chicken” isn’t in the Bible, “cowardly” is. Revelation 21 tells us the cowardly will not be in heaven, but instead they will be thrown into the lake of fire. It seems like Father’s day is a good time to look at being anything, but chicken! The Kingdom needs dads that are courageous, not chicken. Children need dads that are courageous. Your kid’s friends need to see an example of courage coming from dads with conviction in Christ. That’s what Joshua and Caleb brought, Courageous Conviction, or maybe better said, their Conviction about Who and What The LORD GOD IS, gave them courage to carry out their convictions.
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  • Jun 21, 20172017-06-18 No Chickens in Heaven
    Jun 21, 2017
    2017-06-18 No Chickens in Heaven
    Did You KNOW…? The word chicken never occurs in the Bible, even though there are countless stories of chicken eating preachers. It’s amazing because chicken is at every potluck, included in many casseroles at funeral time and would probably get the vote for most eaten meat of church goers. In spite of its acceptance, I have to presume there will not be chickens in heaven. Although “chicken” isn’t in the Bible, “cowardly” is. Revelation 21 tells us the cowardly will not be in heaven, but instead they will be thrown into the lake of fire. It seems like Father’s day is a good time to look at being anything, but chicken! The Kingdom needs dads that are courageous, not chicken. Children need dads that are courageous. Your kid’s friends need to see an example of courage coming from dads with conviction in Christ. That’s what Joshua and Caleb brought, Courageous Conviction, or maybe better said, their Conviction about Who and What The LORD GOD IS, gave them courage to carry out their convictions.
  • Jun 12, 20172017-06-11 Inspire or Deflate
    Jun 12, 2017
    2017-06-11 Inspire or Deflate
    The Unbelievable Power of Persuasion
  • Jun 4, 20172017-06-04 The Unbelievable of Persuasion
    Jun 4, 2017
    2017-06-04 The Unbelievable of Persuasion
     
  • Jun 2, 20172017-05-31 Doing Life with CHRIST
    Jun 2, 2017
    2017-05-31 Doing Life with CHRIST
    People often say they are “going through hell” right now. I fully understand what they mean. There are many uncomfortable things that happen in life, but then there are dreadful and overwhelming things that can wipe us out. No doubt the devil himself loves chaos and desires to rattle our cage and shake our faith in Christ. Christians have a huge advantage in the midst of earth shattering news and obstacles. We BELIEVE! We believe Jesus is LORD of Lords. We believe Jesus couldn’t love us more. We believe Jesus endured the cross and all of the circumstances to not only prove His love, but to buy our freedom from the slavery to the devil and sin. Sadly, our life circumstances can get our eyes off Christ. Our pain, sadness, heartache, unfair situations, and unforeseen tragedies can get us to look at ourselves. As panic sets in, that deceiver begins to crawl up into our minds and sit on the throne of our hearts. From there, he manipulates our emotions to overwhelm our faith and the next thing he brings about is “where is your loving God now?” My understanding, from a “theological” perspective and teaching, is that the simple and clear definition of hell is “the ABSENCE of GOD”; just like darkness is the absence of light. For the unbeliever, they truly are going through hell. But that’s true, even when life is going well. Yet technically, the sad things is, they are only on the outskirts of hell because The Lord is still present and available. What’s sad is when, we that believe, are unaware of HIS Presence. We too can “feel” like we are going through hell, but what a shame. It is because we choose to forget His Presence and Promises. He IS there, but we took Him of the throne. The best way out of hell is still the same answer, JESUS. When you are going through hell, keep on walking, but walk with Jesus.
  • May 28, 20172017-05-28 Memories _ Keeping and Creating
    May 28, 2017
    2017-05-28 Memories _ Keeping and Creating
     
  • May 25, 20172017-05-24 The Trouble with Trouble
    May 25, 2017
    2017-05-24 The Trouble with Trouble
    As we continue to look at Revelation 2, two things stood out. Smyrna had a synagogue that Jesus referred to as a Synagogue of satan (chose not to capitalize). Then to the church at Pergamum, Jesus relayed that satan resided and ruled from that town. Sadly, most people read right by these two declarations of The Lord and treat them as insignificant. Given a more lingering look, Jesus never told either church to move to an area with better demographics, or the “get the heaven” out of hell’s presence. Instead, he told the Smyrna church that bad (affliction, poverty and slander) was about to get worse. HE also told them “Don’t BE AFRAID of what they are about to SUFFER!” Tonight’s message is about NOT being surprised and NOT being afraid of suffering. In fact, it’s almost as if we should be startled if suffering of some sort isn’t in our life. Someone (sorry I can’t credit who) said, “You are either suffering, just got out of a suffering situation, or are just about to go into suffering.” But we have been deceived to believe Jesus will prevent suffering to His true followers. You might want to get your Bible out and see if that holds water with the Faithful in the Bible. Jesus most certainly did, Peter did, and Paul’s life got to a point where he PLEADED for The Lord to remove the thorn…God said no. So let’s adjust our view, take The Lord at HIS WORD, put Faith over Feelings, and start out by not being afraid. He promises the Crown of Life will be given those that are faithful (to HIM) up to and through death. We need to hold to Christ and His Spirit so we don’t become a “church of satan” like the synagogue in Smyrna.
  • May 21, 20172017-05-21 How Great is Your God
    May 21, 2017
    2017-05-21 How Great is Your God
     
  • May 17, 20172017-05-17
    May 17, 2017
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  • May 14, 20172017-5-14 How Do Moms Do it ALL
    May 14, 2017
    2017-5-14 How Do Moms Do it ALL
     
  • May 10, 20172017-05-10
    May 10, 2017
    2017-05-10
     

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Giving

Thank YOU for caring enough to wonder about giving. If you clicked on the tab that brought you here, you are either here by accident or because you have a noble heart and wonder how Branches handles the subject of giving.
 
Our church would not be here without the free will gifts of those that have freely received and freely given back. Ministry at a congregational level does cost, but we don’t charge admission or bill our recipients. Instead, we put our faith in the approach that Jesus Christ and our Father God took; they so loved the world that they gave first, without any promise of what they would get back. Their hope was that their gift would be received without cost, even though it cost them dearly. Many different people have sacrificed/invested their own money into the ministry of Branches with the hope that this church could be here for others like it was for them. These are not financially “well off” people, but everyday people that desired to forgo a variety of worldly things in order to give others a chance to know Christ in a very real way that makes sense without any financial strings attached.
 
In a step of faith, those of us that launched Branches of Christ at the end of 2000, prayed to The Lord about several things. Besides questioning Him if He even needed another church here, we asked that He would provide WITHOUT us passing an offering plate or without saying what several of us had heard our whole church life, “It’s time to TAKE UP our offering”. Knowing that we wanted to reach people that were skeptical about God/church, or had been burnt by churches, we felt that it might be refreshing to just let people give if they wanted to. So we have never passed an offering plate. We don’t have any endowments or trusts. We don’t have any Daddy Big Bucks that make up the difference, and we are not subsidized by anyone. Branches staff, building, furnishings, Live Streaming, and entire ministry are a result of people that made a choice to give to Jesus, by giving to His church, in order to give to people of the world.
 
If you really and freely want to give here are the ways that can be done. For those that attend, there are two mailbox slots built into the side walls of our sound booth. Some give as their initial part of worship as they come in the door; others, in gratitude as they are leaving. Several of our folks give weekly or bimonthly through their “bill-pay” that comes to us in the mail. By request, we have started providing the option of giving using your card and online as well. We are registered as a 501c3 non profit corporation in the state of Georgia and give annual giving statements at the end of the year to those that give and share with a way to identify them. There is no way for us to account for cash given without an envelope.
 
Again, thanks for wondering.

 

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BRANCHES OF CHRIST
5946 Jacobs Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: 770 917-4964
Email: info@branchesofChrist.com
 
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