Traditionally known as a stiff, non-tolerarant denomination that believed that any other christian denomination was going to hell along with non-christian religions. Churches of Christ like that exist to this day, but are becoming rarer.

Many Churches of Christ are now much more accepting and tolerant than they used to be. There are many loving and caring Churches of Christ that are trying to break away from the old stereotype.

The stereotype that Church of Christ people don't allow instumental music in church is also being fought against. Many will tell you that it's not that instruments are "not allowed", but just that tradition dictates a capella only worship. Yes, there are many who are old-school about it, but there are many more who are fine with it, but understand that it is because of tradition.