Welcome to Pleasant View in Pleasanton!
A warm and welcome place. Whether you’re exploring Christianity or have gone to church all your life, welcome to our church family. We are glad you’re here! Pleasant View is comprised of people just like you; real people encouraging and caring for one another as we experience God together.
Each person who comes through our doors, regardless of where they are in life, is important to us–because each one, including you, is important to God! Our membership consists of a diverse group of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and generations seeking to fulfill what Jesus called the two greatest commands: Love God and love each other. Part of sharing God’s love is ministering to the world. We seek to provide opportunities for each Christian to get involved in God’s mission. Looking for a place where you can make a difference? You have found it!
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Pleasant View Church of Christ. We hope as you check out our Web site and visit our assemblies that you will consider becoming a more active part of our family. We would love for you to call Pleasant View your home.
The Pleasant View Church of Christ is a non-denominational body of believers. Although we do not claim to be the only Christians, our goal is to be “Christians only.” Our membership is made up of many people from many cultures, races, generations, and backgrounds. The common faith we have in God and His Word keeps us together as a large family.
Each individual Church of Christ congregation is self-ruled and independent of other congregations. Each congregation is governed by a plurality of elders selected from among the members. These are men who meet the specific qualifications for this office given in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. At this time, at Pleasant View, we have three elders.
Another place you may notice a difference between our church and other religious groups is the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper. It is observed in memory of Christ’s crucifixion. In Acts 20:7, we find “And upon the first day of the week … the disciples came together to break bread.” We follow this example and honor Jesus every week by participating in this communion. Those who participate have accepted Christ as the Son of God and as their Savior by being baptized.
If you visit a church of Christ, there may be a baptism following the lesson. After study, prayer, and meditation, an individual may feel ready to be baptized as a means of remission of sins, reception of the Holy Spirit, and salvation. (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21). When a person is baptized into Christ for these reasons, he or she becomes a Christian and a member of the church. No further steps are required for church membership except continued love and service to the Savior.
Since Christ died to save the whole world and the invitation to share in the saving grace is open to everyone (Acts 10:34-35, Revelation 22:17) we do not believe that anyone is predestined for salvation or condemnation. To accept or reject Christ is a matter of choice. Wherever you are at this moment, we hope you will decide to accept the love and salvation offered by Christ.
We want you to go to heaven and live in eternity with the father, but to do that, one must get back to the Bible. We strive as a fellowship to use the Bible as our only guide for church practices and means of salvation. The Bible contains all one needs to know to become a child of God.
Through the death of Jesus on the cross, we all have the opportunity for eternal life. If you have any questions, we will be happy to teach you what the Bible says about salvation and how to obtain it. One of our elders, or our minister, Chris Kearney, is available to you for further study or to answer your questions. You may reach us either by phone or through e-mail. We look forward to getting to know you through a visit to our worship services, small group, or a fellowship activity.
What We Believe
In essentials, we have unity: “There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…”
In non-essentials, we have liberty: “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…stop passing judgment on one another…each of us will give an account of himself to God… so whatever you believe about these things [non-essentials] keep between yourself and God.”
Romans 14:1,13, 22
In all things, we show love: “…If I have faith to move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all…”
I Corinthians 13:3
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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.