What to Expect

For Our Guests

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You may be wondering, “What should I expect when I come to your church on a Sunday morning?” We are happy to try to answer this question, but if you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

First-Time Guest?

  • Feel free to park in the marked visitor spots on the north side of the building. A greeter will meet you at the door and give you some information about our church and answer any questions you might have.
  • If you have children age three or younger, you may leave them in the capable hands of our nursery staff. If you would rather have your children sit with you in the service, that is fine too.
  • Sunday School classes are divided by age and we would be glad to show you to the different rooms and introduce you to the teachers. There are two adult Sunday School classes from which to choose.

Our Worship

  • In our Sunday services we strive to communicate the seriousness of approaching a holy God as well as our joy in Jesus Christ who has granted us access to God.
  • You will notice that we sing together! The songs we sing are in the hymnals in the pews, and you are welcome to follow along and think about the words. We are singing to God as well as to one another. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Col 3:16).
  • Prayer is an essential part of our worship. We pray in Jesus’ name, as he taught us, and we pray according to God’s will. It is a privilege to come confidently “to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb 4:16).
  • We read Scripture aloud, and sometimes lengthy portions. If you don’t have a Bible, there are Bibles in each row you can use to follow along. We take seriously God’s command to “devote [ourselves] to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching” (1 Tim 4:13).
  • While we collect offerings during our Sunday services as a part of our worship, guests should not feel any pressure to participate. We thank God for the opportunity to give, and we seek to do so joyfully, intentionally, and proportionally. All that we have belongs to God, and giving is just one way of remembering that. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7).
  • We spend a significant amount of time for preaching in our services. Preaching is simply explaining God’s Word and applying it to our daily lives. An outline for the message is provided in the bulletin to help you follow along with the message. Our goal is to understand what the Bible says and submit every area of our lives to its authority. We firmly believe that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16–17). During the Sunday morning message, separate worship classes are available for children age three through fifth grade.
  • When the service is over, we love to stay around and encourage one another and enjoy the friendship and fellowship of each other. The church is the family of God, and so we try to show the love of Christ to one another and minister to each other that way. If you have any questions about what you heard or about our church, feel free to ask anyone around you—you won’t have to look far for a friendly face!

Our Weekly Services

  • Sunday School (9:30 a.m.): We take time each week to learn God’s Word and apply it to our lives in classes divided by age.
  • Sunday Morning Worship Service (10:45 a.m.): We come together in Jesus’ name to worship him in prayer and song and to hear his Word preached.
  • Sunday Evening Service (6:00 p.m.): On Sunday evenings, we gather as a church family to read God’s Word, sing the Word, pray the Word, and hear the Word.
  • Wednesday Prayer Meeting (7:00 p.m.): We meet to pray together. During the school year, age-specific youth groups meet downstairs.