For this reason, we are not interested in man-made creeds, but simply in the New Testament pattern. We do not conceive of ourselves as being a denomination – nor as Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish – but simply as members of the church which Jesus established and for which he died.
And that, incidentally, is why we wear his name. The term “church of Christ” is not used as a denominational designation, but rather as a descriptive term indicating that the church belongs to Christ.
We recognize our own personal short-comings and weaknesses – and this is all the more reason for wanting to carefully follow the all-sufficient and perfect plan God has for the church.