Are you looking for a church? Are you looking for a new place to worship? Are you considering the possibility of worshipping with us? Are you wondering what to expect if you come?
Thank you for considering worshipping with us. We know that this is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It is a serious matter when one chooses a place to worship. So what can you expect if you come to worship with us?
The first thing you will probably notice is the simplicity of our worship. Many people talk about New Testament worship, but not many actually go so far as to attempt to worship in the same way as 1st century Christians. We attempt to maintain the simplicity and beauty of worship. Our worship services consist of three components: singing, prayer, and preaching. Our services generally begin with 30 minutes of congregational singing. Yes, we still have hymn books, and we still use them! Interspersed within and immediately after the singing, there will be one or more public prayers where someone leads a prayer while the congregation prays along silently. After prayer is the preaching of God’s word. We generally conclude our services with an opportunity for those who wish to profess their faith in Jesus through baptism and membership in the church may do so, followed by a closing prayer. Do not expect a high pressure atmosphere to confess sin or give money to the church. It takes money to pay the bills, but for your initial visit, feel free to leave the wallet in the car!
Our worship services are “family integrated”. This means that entire families sit together and worship together. We do not require children to be sent off to a day care center or to children’s church. We believe that family integrated worship is consistent with the New Testament pattern, and that God is just as able to speak to a child through the preaching of the Gospel as he is to an adult. We have no problem with the normal sounds of children in our worship service. We are accustomed to it and are glad to hear them as they are our future. The Colossian letter was to be read “among you” (Colossians 4:16) and it contained instructions for young and old (Colossians 3:16-25) so it is apparent that the early church was family integrated. It was also the practice of Jesus in his earthly ministry to have children among those he was teaching. (Mark 10:13-14)
We encourage you to come and hear the message of salvation by the pure grace of God alone. We believe that salvation is by grace alone! We preach a message that declares Jesus came into the world to save a chosen people that were elected by the Father before the world was even created. (Ephesians 1:1-6; 1st Peter 1:1-2) We believe that Jesus finished the work of salvation on the cross (John 19:30) and that in the course of time, the Holy Ghost will call those that were elected and saved out of death into spiritual life. (Ephesians 2:1; John 3:1-8) We believe that Gospel message is meant for those elected, saved, and called that they might know what has been done for them (2nd Timothy 1:10) and might live peaceably and righteously in a broken world.
Does the message of grace and the finished work of Jesus Christ resonate with you? If so, we invite you to worship with us. You can find meeting times and directions by clicking here!