What to Wear
We have a diversity of people attend our services and are thankful for a congregation with a variety of dress. You'll find anything from very casual jeans and t-shirts to polos and slacks to suits.
Children During the Worship Service
We are thankful to have a congregation with many children. We encourage all parents to train their children to worship as part of the church. We provide a nursery and kid's church up through 7 years old. Some children remain in the service the entire time, and we welcome their presence.
Our service is intentional, in that it follows a deliberate order of worship, but it’s not formal in style. We aim to glorify God as we joyfully gather as Christ's church to worship Him in the singing of the Word, the praying of the Word, the public reading of the Word, and the exposition of the Word with application to our daily lives. And after service, it's normal to find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week in a time of rich fellowship.
Preaching is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to systematically work through passages of Scripture, declaring the point of a particular Biblical passage, with practical application rooted in the redemptive story of Scripture. Sermons usually last around 45 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. Our sermon series regularly alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We sing a blend of lyrically rich songs both recent and historic. Those of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered that we come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body enthusiastically singing praise to God with one voice. Most Sundays we sing with a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, violin, cello and a drum.
On Sunday morning at 11:15 am, we come together for Sunday Classes for all ages (except under 2), where we study God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Sunday Classes start at 11:15am and are AFTER the Sunday Worship Service which usually ends at 10:45am.