When we look at the scriptures to see what Christ’s church is called, we find a range of descriptions. The early church didn’t exclusively use one name over another. Of course, doing that today would be confusing to the general public, if this website and our phonebook listing (etc) had different names, so we feel we should be consistent with the description we use.
The trouble is, we also do not want to be confused with other churches, but whatever biblical description we use on this website and elsewhere will inevitably be used by someone else. We discussed this among ourselves and decided the best description to use was “Southeast church of Christ”. That is, we’re in south-east Melbourne, and we’re a church belonging to Christ (see Romans 16:16, and compare it in the Easy to Read Version!).
We are not associated with any denomination which goes by the name “Church of Christ”, as we are an independent congregation, and you will see we are quite different to them. We simply want to be Christians—followers of Christ.