What to expect when you visit our services.
All of our services and activities are designed to strike a proper balance that combines the elements of a casual family meeting, and the order and reverence that demonstrate a proper respect for the God we are worshiping and serving. Our goal is to draw each participant closer to God in ways that respect the guidelines that God has revealed in Scripture.
As you enter
The main entrance is under the “drive-through” about two-thirds of the way back on the parking lot. When you enter the building you will probably be greeted by more than one of our members. We encourage all of our members to wear name tags (but many forget) to help you catch their names. No special titles are used. First names are standard for everyone.
If you are visiting for the 1st time, be sure to ask for a “Welcome Packet” that gives you general information about the ministries of our congregation. On Sunday morning, a printed informational bulletin and sermon outline will also be available.
If you visit when Bible classes are offered (Sunday at 9:00 am or Wednesday at 7 pm), we will help you and any children with you find the appropriate classroom. Most of the classrooms for children and teens are to the right of the main entrance, in the north wing of our building. We usually have two adult classes available, one of which meets in the main auditorium.
- Prayer: Our services will include prayers led by various men of the congregation to express the concerns and thanksgiving of the congregation.
- Preaching: The sermon will last about 30 minutes. It will be designed to help us learn more about how God wants us to live.
- Singing: A song leader will lead the entire congregation in heart-felt, enthusiastic a cappella singing. Most of the songs will be projected on a large screen, but hymnals are available on the back of the pews.
- Lord’s Supper: In memory of our Lord’s death and resurrection, we offer the Lord’s Supper to the entire congregation each Sunday morning. The Lord’s Supper is offered again on Sunday evening for those who could not be present in the morning.
- Offering: On Sunday morning, members have the opportunity to contribute financially to support the efforts and needs of the congregation.
- Sunday evening: The Sunday evening service is similar to the morning service, but a bit more casual. Sometimes there will be a guest speaker, devotional or special program.
Parents are welcome to keep their children with them during services. However, for those who are interested, an attended nursery is available during worship services for infants age 2 and under. If needed, a “cry room” is located at the back of the auditorium.