What to Expect
WHEN YOU VISIT US:
We want you to experience an instant “sense of Family.” God’s people, His church is designed to be Family (1 Tim 3:15).
You will see a simple, genuine service with joyous singing (Eph 5:19-20), praying earnestly (1 Thes 3:10) and teaching what the Bible really says (2 Tim 3:16-17). This way you can understand what the first century Christians understood, without theories and speculation.
You'll see believers taking the Lord’s Supper of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine (Acts 26:26-29) and doing so each week (Acts 20:7). You will see us taking a free-will offering from the believers. Believers get to choose how much they wish to give without any coercion to give a specific amount (2 Cor 9:7). Our visitors are our guests, and nothing is required of you, nor done to make you feel uneasy in any way. Just come and enjoy!
Our family relationship is not due to common DNA. Instead it is a spiritual and emotional bond because we are related to God and one another by adoption (Eph 1:5). Our adoption is initiated as we believe in God’s Son (John 8:24). It includes a change of heart, called repentance (Acts 3:19). It involves a confession of faith in Jesus (Rom 10:9-10). And it concludes with baptism (Titus 3:5) “He saved us according to His mercy by the Washing of Regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.” This family began over two thousand years ago and it continues with us and with true Christians all over the world who are bound by a mutual love for Jesus and for one another (John 13:34-35). That sense of family is a gift from God and it is meant to be shared.
The Bible is designed to be our guide and we believe that “All Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Tim 3:16). Our time together is focused on understanding the Bible so that we can do what God asks in the manner He prescribed and with the attitude He accepts. The basis for our assembly (Heb 10:25) is the Good News recorded in the Good Book. Our classes, the worship and the reason for gathering are to hear God through His Word, to be transformed by it (Rom 12:2) and to stimulate one another to love and good works (Heb 10:24).
We welcome you to gather with us and participate in searching the Bible for strength and encouragement and above all the Words of Life (John 6:68). We want to reflect the character of Jesus (1 Cor 11:1). There are a lot of things in life that are exciting, but this is the MOST REWARDING thing in the world.