WHAT TO EXPECT
We would love to have you join us this Sunday as we gather as a church family to worship the Lord. Here is a summary of what you can expect at our Sunday morning services:
We gather every Sunday morning to sing songs of praise to God, read from Scripture together, pray, affirm historic creeds and confessions, give offerings for the work of gospel ministry, and hear a message preached from a portion of the Bible.
The preaching of God's Word is central to our meeting together. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Paul reminds Timothy that every word of Scripture has been breathed out by God and is profitable for making God's people mature, equipped for every good work. He then, in the very next verse, charges Timothy to preach the Word. Most of our preaching consists of taking a book of the Bible and working through it section by section.
Singing is also a vital part of worship, for through it we encourage and admonish one another as we sing with thankfulness in our hearts to God. We believe that the church has a rich tradition of writing songs worthy of our attention, from songs written hundreds of years ago to new songs being written in the present. We want to sing songs that are biblically faithful, God-centered, gospel-saturated, easy for all to sing, and that have language and melodies that facilitate singing with all our hearts. We typically sing five to six songs each week, some which are hundreds of years old, and some that have been written in the past decade. Our singing is congregational, which encourages the full and active participation of all present.
Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
How long is the service?
Each worship gathering starts at 10:30 am and lasts for approximately an hour and thirty minutes. We hope that afterwards you'll feel free to stick around enjoy a cup of coffee, chat with members of our church family, and take a book from our resource table.
Am I expected to give money?
No, there is no expectation for visitors to give. Our offering time is an opportunity for members and regular attenders to support the work of gospel ministry through their offerings.
Where should I park and what door should I use to enter the building?
We have ample parking surrounding the building, including several spots reserved for visitors. If you're able to park in one of those spots, it will be easy to enter through the main doors under the canopy facing Brainard Avenue. Those doors will bring you into the main lobby by the auditorium, restrooms, coffee station, and childcare area.
What do you offer for my children?
We love for children to learn to worship with their parents as much as possible. Before the service begins, you're welcome to check in your children in our childcare reception area. Then your children will participate in the worship service until just before the sermon, when children are welcome to leave the auditorium for sound Bible teaching from The Gospel Project. All our childcare workers are members of our church who have completed background checks and demonstrated Christian love and faithfulness.