Our Worship Services
Guests are always welcome to join our worship services! Here's a summary of what can you expect to experience in our worship services and how can you participate:
Singing: We rejoice in the opportunity to praise God and encourage one another with song. We choose to sing without instrumental accompaniment (acapella) as the earliest Christian churches did. We especially value the participation of everyone, and as a guest you are welcome to join-in or simply sit and enjoy the singing!
Prayer: This is an opportunity for us to voice our thoughts to God. You are welcome to reflect on the thoughts being expressed aloud, or speak to our heavenly Father individually.
Lord's Supper: This is a weekly time of remembering Christ's death on the cross. The bread is the body of Christ and the wine, or "fruit of the vine," is Jesus' blood. Participation is intended for baptized believers, but is open to everyone.
Message: At this time we listen to the Bible proclaimed and explained so that we can live by God's word. You are invited to listen and take notes, then apply God's truth in your life.
Offering: We give our money to express honor to God and trust in His provision. Funds are used for the operation of the church, outreach, and other needs the elders feel appropriate. Guests are not expected to make a donation.
Our Core Beliefs
The Bible: The Bible is inspired of God and contains the complete will of God for us. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119:97-104)
God: There is one God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, who reveals Himself to us as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 43:10-12; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3, 14)
Mankind: People were created in the image of God and had dominion over His creation and walked with God. However, our disobedience (rebellion against) God's authority caused pain, sorrow, and death to enter the world. Our disobedience (sin) separates all of us from God.
(Genesis 1:26-29; 3:1-24; Psalms 14:2-3; Romans 3:23)
Reconciliation: God graciously offers redemption to all mankind through His Son –Jesus, the Messiah – who was sacrificed for us and rose from the dead to show His power over sin and death. Penitent believers are immersed (baptized) into Christ and are raised to walk in a new life with the gift of the Holy Spirit. (John 1:9-14; 3:3-5, 16; Acts 2:37-41; Romans 6:3-4; I Corinthians 15:20-22)
The New Life: Through God's grace we are called to holy living each day in obedience to the word of God, to put away sinful desires and cultivate and bear fruit of the Spirit. (Mark 12:29-31; II Corinthians 5:17 ; Galatians 5:22-25; Titus 2:11-14; II Peter 1:5-8)
The Church: It is an open community of believers, assembling together in love, where each person is cared for by all, and each person contributes to the strength of the community as we work to carry out Jesus' mission to the world. (Romans 12:9-10; I Corinthians 12:13-27; Ephesians 4:15-16; Hebrews 10:23-24)
Founded and headed by Jesus, it is undivided by human headquarters or creeds. (John 17:17-21; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4-6)
The autonomous congregation is led by a group of scripturally qualified, mature men. Congregations of Christians are united together in fellowship and service, simply on God's word. (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3)
Eternity: People will stand before God at Judgment and will bow to Him. Those whose names are in “the book of life” will inherit a blessed place prepared for them. Those whose names are not in the book will go to a cursed place reserved for the devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 6:23; 14:10-12; II Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 9:27-28; Revelation 20:12-15)