What to Expect

WALKING IN

When you walk in one of our greeters will be at the door to meet you. One of them will then lead you to where you need to go, whether it be to our nursery, a Sunday School class, or where we meet for worship. We have Sunday School classes for all ages from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, and worship starts at 10:40 AM. All children under four go to our nursery during Sunday School and Church, though parents are welcome to keep their children with them. And we also have Children’s Church for children ages 4-9 during the sermon (although all children are welcome to stay).

BIBLE SATURATED CORPORATE WORSHIP

When we gather together we read the Bible, preach the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible (in baptism and the Lord’s Supper). God accomplishes His purposes for His people through His Word (Gen. 1:3; Isa. 55:10-11; Acts 12:24), so we strive to saturate ourselves with His Word in everything we say and do. You can view some of our worship gatherings by clicking HERE

MEANINGFUL MEMBERSHIP

A church with meaningful membership understands that church members should be Christians, and therefore they do all that they can to make sure that is the case. Biblically by allowing someone to join the church, the church is telling that person that they believe them to be a Christian. When the church is truly Christian the lives of the people will be in step with the gospel, which will therefore give that church a reputation in the surrounding community that is in step with the gospel. A church that takes the commands of the Word of God seriously, and commits themselves—in love—to Jesus and to one another will cultivate a good and healthy gospel-culture that will not only transform the lives of the members of the church, but will also impact the surrounding culture for the cause of Christ. When the church is the church it turns the world upside down for Jesus.

A CULTURE OF EVANGELISM

Evangelism is simply telling non-Christians the good news about what Jesus Christ has done to save sinners and calling them to repent and believe in that gospel; so it’s sharing the gospel with an aim to persuade. A biblical understanding of evangelism clarifies our role in the mission God has given to the church: we are to preach the good news about what Christ has done and pray that God would bring people to believe it. When a church has a proper understanding and a right practice of evangelism a culture of evangelism is created. In a culture of evangelism there is an expectation that Christians will share the gospel with others, talk about doing that, pray about it, and regularly plan and work together to help each other evangelize. In this type of culture evangelism is normal, because people who genuinely love Jesus enjoy talking about Him and sharing Him with others. A church with a culture of evangelism will have a reputation as being people who truly believe the gospel because people can’t be around them long without hearing the good news about the person and work of Jesus that they so cherish.

A CULTURE OF DISCIPLING

Christian discipleship is what we call our own relationship and walk with Christ. Discipling on the other hand, is intentionally doing someone else spiritual good to help them grow in Christlikeness. With that in mind, a culture of discipling is a culture in which the church shares the gospel with the lost and helps each other grow in the grace of the gospel. The church intentionally meets together and points each other to Jesus and all that he holds out to them, and helps each other grow in their love for him and obedience to him. The church spurs each other on and helps each other grow in understanding the greatness and glory of the gospel. They arrange their lives together in such a way that they are positioned to do each other good spiritually. They intentionally live life together making much of all that God has done for them in Christ. They speak the truth in love to one another and model the beauty of Christ’s words when He said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35 ESV). A church with a culture of discipling will have a reputation as being people who know how much they are loved by Jesus because they are compelled by that love to love others as He has loved them.