What to Expect on Your First Visit

Attending a new church can be nerve-racking, but we promise that our warm and welcoming commnunity will ease your anxiety. We come from varied backgrounds and are at different stages of knowledge and spiritual growth. We aren't brought together by any illusion of our perfection or of our own righteousness, but rather the recognition that we are sinners and need the cleansing of Jesus (Romans 5; 1 John 1).

We haven't arrived--we're just on the journey. This is why we can worship together, and with God's help, accomplish the things that make a difference. 


 

The People

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are a diverse fellowship of Christians, bound together by our mutual faith in Jesus Christ. We respect the freedom of opinion of individual Christians, recognizing that there will be honest differences in all of us. We are a Bible-centered church who believe that God expects us to demonstrate the Christian life through love, purity of life, and commitment to others, and we look to the Scriptures as our only doctrinal authority, so when those Scriptures are silent, we honor the wisdom of God by refusing to bind human opinions as creed. Bottom line--you will find people here that love Jesus and love the Bible. 

 

The Setting

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ur auditorium seats are not reserved, so sit wherever you choose. There is plenty of space to allow for social distancing. There is no dress code; come in your Sunday best or casual apparel along with a face mask if you are so inclined. You are welcome to participate in any of our services, but there is no obligation. If you'd like to be contacted after your first attendance, you may fill out a "Guest Card" or the contact form on our "Contact Us" page. Lastly, we are a congregation here to serve families and have the necessary accommodations for children of all ages. 

 
 

Worship Services & Sermon

Our worship assemblies are not led by clergy but by our members. The prayers offered, the songs sung, and the communion shared are for all the members of the Lord's church. The sermon is usually delivered by one of our ministers, but at times, guest speakers or other members of our church will present the message. Our services are about one hour long. See our "Services & Events" page for more details. 


 

Prayers & Song

There will be several prayers during the service along with prayers offered for specific needs and/or requests. There will also be several songs. It may seem a little "old-school" because we sing without the accompaniment of musical instruments, but this practice is in harmony with the word of God and highlights the beauty of the human voice while drawing attention to the lyrics. We pray that you will find the song service meaningful and that you participate (even if you think you sound terrible, you don't!).

Communion & Offering

We follow the example of the Biblical church by celebrating communion every Sunday (Acts 20:7). We offer full-fellowship communion and all Christians are welcome to join with us in this act of worship. We ask only that people examine themselves to make sure that the experience is reverent and Christ-centered (1 Corinthians 1:28-31). We are now using COVID-19-compliant communion, so just grab one on your way in. If you choose not to participate, don't be embarrassed! Additionally, for the offering, you are not expected to make any financial contribution. We are just happy that you here to woriship with us.



Invitation & Baptism

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t the close of every sermon, the speaker will offer an invitation, which is a time for anyone to request prayer support and/or obey the gospel by making a commitment to serve Jesus as the Lord of their life. The speaker will ask those who wish to respond to come to the front of the auditorium while the congregation sings a hymn. There may be several who respond or none. Some may respond to confess sins and/or to ask for prayer for a specific need. Some may also respond by asking to be baptized. In that case, they will be baptized by immersion (Acts 8:35-39Romans 6:3-4), and it will be for the remission of their sins (Acts 2:38). Don't feel pressured during this invitation; you will not be singled out in any way. If you have a need but do not feel comfortable going forward, please let us know through the "Contact Us" page. 

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