What You Can Expect When You Visit
We know many people are reluctant to visit a church with which they are unfamiliar. For that reason it is our goal to welcome you and make you as comfortable as we can that we may worship our Lord Jesus Christ together. To that goal we want to explain what you can expect in our services when you visit with us. We look forward to your visit!
Our Goals as a Congregation of God's People
It is our desire to wear no other name than Christ’s, and to be known only as Christians (1Peter 4:16) — members of the body of Christ (Colossians 1:18), which is His church (Ephesians 1:22-23).
The Bible is Our Guide
We accept the Bible alone as the true and complete revelation of God (1Corinthians 2:11-13, 2Timothy 3:16). We consider the Bible the final authority on all things that pertain to life and godliness (2Peter 1:2-3).
Simple & Sincere Worship
We seek to worship God in truth with all sincerity (John 4:23-26; Joshua 24:14). We try to faithfully follow the pattern of worship set forth in the New Testament for Christians.
We pray together, led by one of the men in the church. We pray to praise God, give Him thanks for all our blessings, to ask His help for ourselves and others in need and to seek God’s comfort in our sorrows (1Timothy 2:1-8). We pray from our hearts and mind, trying not to use repetitive ritualized prayers (Matthew 6:5-15).
The church in the first century met to remember Jesus’ sacrifice in the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7). Following that example, we also memorialize our Lord’s death , burial and resurrection on each first day of the week in the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper consists of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, as symbols of the body and blood of Christ (1Corinthians 11:20-34).
Preaching & Teaching
Our Bible studies and sermons are prepared and designed to teach God’s Word. Our goal is to learn the Word of God that it might guide us in every aspect of our life and prepare us for every good work for which Christians have been created to do (2Timothy 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 4:11-15).
Giving as we Prosper
We do not take up a collection every time we meet, only on the first day of the week. When the collection baskets are passed through the assembly we do not expect you to give. This is the responsibility of our members, not of our guests (1Corinthians 9:11- 14).