We meet on Sundays at 8:30am (for prayer), 9:30 am for our morning worship, 10:45 am for Bible Study and Care Groups.
We hold to the Bible as God’s Word—complete, inerrant, holy. And the “big picture” of the Bible is this: God is faithful to redeem sinful man—God saves sinners through Jesus Christ alone. Because of this, we want everything we do on a Sunday (singing, praying, preaching, fellowship) to center on the Bible. So our Sunday celebration is a joyful response to who Jesus is and what He has accomplished for us on the cross.
Jesus is the focus and His Word is our message. Proclaiming the gospel—the “good news” of salvation in Jesus—is our focus in preaching. It’s the gospel that truly changes hearts. Because of this, our preachers preach through Books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, with a desire to let the Bible speak for itself, in the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Tim 3:16, John 1:1, Hebrews 4:12).
Music & Song
Part of our Sunday service includes music and singing. We mostly sing older hymns. But our focus isn’t on the style of worship music, but on the One we worship—that’s Jesus. When we sing, some people lift their hands or clap. Others may be solemn and still. Whatever the posture, we want our worship to be a sincere, passionate response to God, celebrating His goodness and kindness shown to us in Jesus. With this motive, we encourage a freedom of expression inside the bounds of biblical order (Psalms 150:4, Psalms 47:1, Ephesians 5:18-19).
God made us to need each other. Jesus not only saves us from something (our sin) but He also saves us into something (the church). The church is a family, and we live life together—in community. This includes our Sunday gathering—coming together as one body, as one family, to celebrate Jesus. But community is not limited to Sundays. We desire to live out life together through the week. We seek to edify, uplift, and disciple each other for God’s glory; we want the name of Christ to be lifted high (Hebrews 10:23-24, John 13:35, 1 John 4).
When you come you will notice we don’t dismiss the children from our worship service. Don’t be alarmed that we don’t have a “program” for your child(ren)—God does! It is very intentional on our part to do this, for three simple reasons. Briefly:
- Historically, for 1850 years the church never segregated children from their parents.
- Statistically, 60-88% of the youth who grow up in the Bible teaching churches fall away at age 18. How many of your children are you willing to see fall away in unbelief?
- Scripturally (most importantly) there isn’t a shred of biblical evidence to support what we know as “children’s ministry”, “Youth Groups” etc.
It just isn’t there, but what is there, in God’s Word, is sufficient for raising up the next generation for Christ. The constant pattern of Scripture is that children were present in the worship of the people of God.
Therefore we seek to equip families with their God-given roles in their homes for the training and raising up of the next generation, your children!
It’s an adjustment for both you and your children, however, give it a little time and patience and soon that child will be trained to follow you in worshiping and following God. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”