If this is your first introduction to our church or if you've only met with us on occasion let us take this occasion to say "Welcome!" We're glad you've taken the opporutnity to learn more about us as Christ's church. We want to make you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible so we want to tell you up front some things you can expect here.
Everything we do, everything we teach is based on the Word of God and we strive to accomplish these things with the attitude of our loving Father.
At the beginning of each service there is a time of announcements. Such announcements include prayer requests of the congregation, opportunities to serve, and opportunities for fellowship.
We make it our aim to talk with God throughout our worship services. We invite him into our midst. We pray for healing and guidance. We ask for spiritual strength in the face of temptation. We pray for help to understand His will and His word. We solicit His power to the advance of the church. We lift him up with praise and adoration. We pray for many things and for many reasons trusting in the power of the One to whom we pray.
"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." -James 5:16
In the Bible, we find God's children lifting up praise through the avenue of song. Therefore we do likewise, singing both traditional and modern hymns in worship to God above. As we see the early church sing without the use instruments, we likewise make melody with the purity of our voices and our hearts.
"speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord" -Ephesians 5:19
Each week we take part in the memorial feast that Jesus instituted the night before his death. We eat unleavened bread as a reminder of his body that was lifted up on the cross. We also drink the fruit of the vine as a reminder of His blood that was shed that we might receive eternal forgiveness from above.
"And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.'" -Luke 22:19-20
Our time to gather is also a covenient time to take up a monetary collection in order to support the work of Christ's church, so we pass around collection baskets every week. Donations are completely voluntary.
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." -2 Corinthians 9:7
During the sermon, young children have the opportunity to learn the Bible in an age appropriate and engaging manner in our Children's church. Activities include crafts, movies, and more.
Besides our worship service times on Sunday, we believe that the entirity of the Christian life is meant to be worship and praise to God. That glory is given through a life of obedience and righteous living. Therefore, in order to aid us on that walk, we provide a time to learn from God's word, made easily understood and touching by the gifts and abilities of our staff preacher.
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." - Psalm 119:105
After each sermon an invitation is offered to all in attendance. This invitation is meant to provide non-Christians a ready opportunity to accept Christ in faith and put Him on in baptism. If you decide to accept this invitation we have a heated baptistry full and ready for this magnificent occassion. If you are already a Christian this time is meant to be an opportunity for you to share your struggles with the church whether specifically or generally and solicit the powerful prayers of your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
On Sunday mornings and on Wednesday nights we provide time to study God's word as a group. During this time people from young to old meet with like aged people to read, discuss, and learn from the word of God. To get the most out of such meeting times, we suggest that you come prepared with your favorite translation of God's Word and an open mind ready and willing to listen to Him.