What to Expect
Worship – We begin our time of worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am with the purposes of expressing to God His infinite worth and encouraging one another to live out our faith in Christ.
With a heavy focus on congregational singing, the worship time beginning at 9:30 am will use instrumental music in our time together. This portion of the worship is then followed by a continuation of worship, singing exclusively a cappella from 10:00 am -11:00 am. All are invited to come at 9:30 am. However, if you strongly prefer a cappella, please join us at 10:00 am.
Our aim is that our worship is God-honoring, Christ-centered, uplifting, and relevant.
Prayer and being together, especially when we are hurting, are benefits of living in community. We believe God answers prayer, so we pray all kinds of prayers - praise, supplication, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. We know that God cares deeply about every hurt, anxiety, and thanksgiving, whether great or small. We also provide opportunities for more private prayer with our leaders. You are invited to have our Shepherds pray for you every Sunday morning beginning at 8:40 am in Room 121 off the gym. Also, prayers are being offered in the Prayer Room (Room 130) at 8:45 am. If you have a need, let us know and we’ll pray for you.
Sharing the Word - Most assembly times include a sermon, message, a reflection, or a lesson from God’s Word. We believe the Word of God is living, active, and life changing, God’s revelation to us.
Communion or The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday morning and is open for all believers. We remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, by breaking bread and sharing in the “fruit of the vine.” The Lord's Supper reminds us of our covenant with Christ and the deep relationships we have with one another until He comes again.
Offering “Giving Back to God” - In keeping with the practice of the early church, we give each week. Giving is an act of worship in response to God’s grace. The funds are used to promote Jesus and His work in this community and throughout the world.