Connecting with God. Connecting with others. Connecting others with God.

Bringing People to Christ

Jesus is the only one who gives us a new identity and frees us from condemnation.  We can, therefore, reach out to people - all people - because no one is too dirty to be cleansed by the work of Jesus.  Because we have been impacted by Jesus’ work, we want to see all kinds of people coming to Christ.

Creating Deeper Fellowship

The gospel makes a new community, the church.  With the redemption God offers through Jesus, we all do life together, event though we come from different backgrounds.  Every member of Jesus’ body has individual talents and abilities, and the gospel empowers us to use those in life-giving ways.

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Renewing our COmmunity

Nothing promotes the good of the community like the spread of faith in the gospel.  It renews both individual lives and the life of entire neighborhoods.  Our community is a diverse place racially, culturally, and economically, and the gospel motivates us to help, serve, and love all the people in our area.

We want to make a difference.  This is how we're doing it.

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Children's Ministry

We love kids, and we're passionate about helping them grow to love God.  Our children's ministry serves toddlers through 4th graders by teaching Bible stories, creating opportunities for kids to create bonds with one another, and giving them life skills to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.  We also offer an attended nursery during our services.

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Youth Ministry

We believe that, in this world, one of the most important things we can do is reach out to our teens and try to equip them to engage this world by living godly lives in the middle of it.  We practice family-based youth ministry, so we intentionally give our teens time with mature Christian adults to help them grow up, get ready for college, and keep their faith. as the get ready to leave home.

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CONNEXUS GROUPS

We know that life can be hard sometimes, so we intentionally create space to grow together and learn to lean on one another during the hard times. Our Connexus Groups are the way we make that happen. No matter what we're doing it's all about growing closer to God with one another.

We want to make a difference in the world.  Here's how we're doing it.

  Partners 4 Africa delivering clothes

Partners 4 Africa delivering clothes

  Lewistown Church Of Christ

Lewistown Church Of Christ

Our biggest mission effort is Partners 4 Africa.  It's an international community created by Christians in the United States and local congregations in southern Africa to empower those in need by sharing the message of God’s love and providing basic necessities like food, water, clothing and education. Working primarily in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and South Africa, Partners 4 Africa initiates good deed projects to share the good news of Christ. Churches in the states and in Africa combine efforts to be Jesus to the sick and lost in southern Africa.  We also engage in other mission efforts, both domestically and globally.

Russell and Allison Epperson work with the Lewistown Church of Christ in Lewistown, Montana.  They are reaching out to the community in several different ways and spreading the Gospel in an area where the church is extremely weak.  They have three children, Caden, Brynlee, and Tessa, and we're grateful for their good work!

We believe Scripture is clear about the core ideas of the Christian faith.

  • The God of the Bible is the Creator of the world, the Redeemer of His people, and the only One we should serve (Deuteronomy 6:4-6).
  • The Bible is the flawless word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

  • Jesus entered history, born of a virgin, as the only Son of God (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20-23).

  • Jesus’ death paid the price for our sins and that the singular church is composed of those who have been saved through that death (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:21-23; 4:4; Colossians 1:18).

  • Although salvation is by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-10), there are certain things that people must do to accept the salvation God offers through Jesus. We must have faith (John 3:16; Acts 16:31), repent of our sinful and selfish ways (Acts 2:38; Luke 13:3), confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior (Acts 8:37; Romans 10:10), be baptized into Jesus for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12; Matthew 28:18-19), and strive to live faithfully to God (Hebrews 2:1-3; Revelation 2:10).

  • The elders collectively of each congregation have authority over that congregation (Acts 20:28).  This means they rule in matters of judgment and expediency (Hebrews 13:17).  They are responsible for ensuring that the Word of God is being taught and that the flock is being fed (Titus 1:9; 1 Peter 5:2).  They are to be examples to the flock (1 Peter 5:3).

  • Worship should be done according to the pattern found in the New Testament.  On every first day of the week, we come together to worship God by singing, praying, giving an offering, partaking in communion, and studying His word. 

  • Marriage is to be a one-flesh relationship (Genesis 2:24) between one woman and one man for their lifetimes. 

Meet the minister.

Chad Ezelle, preaching minister. Chad, Alesha, and their two boys, Easton and Eli, began working with Main Street in October 2013.  Chad graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.S. in Biblical Studies in 2007 and immediately began a life of ministry with the Collierville Church of Christ in Collierville, TN.  After six years there, Chad and his family "came home" (Chad is from Alamo, TN, and Alesha is from Martin, TN).  Chad loves God's Word, helping people, and finding ways to make an impact on the lives of others.

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Eli, Chad, Alesha, and Easton

Main Street Elders

Robert Fly
 

Lyle Piercey
 

Lloyd Garner
 

Stan Penny
 

Wayne Minton
 

Pete Wright
 

Tom Moore