Allow us to introduce ourselves ... From time to time you may have seen our notices and articles in the local newspapers. However, we wish to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to the community and to you personally. The Church of Christ ... Is Not a New Church! Congregations worshipping and teaching as we do today existed in Scotland over two centuries ago. But what is even more important is the fact that such congregations date from the time of the New Testament, for the first church of Christ was established by Christ Himself, through His apostles, in Jerusalem about the year AD. 30. That church is described in the scriptures. We read about the names it wore, the message it preached, its worship and the way it was governed. In short, in the New Testament we are given a pattern for the true church, and all who are following that pattern faithfully are members of the church of Christ and children of God whether they are known to us or not. Indeed we often receive news of the existence of such groups in parts of the world where we did not know they existed. Yet their existence does not surprise us, because the Word of God is like seed which produces the true church wherever it is sown.