You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by people who are happy to see you. They will give you assistance in finding a Bible class for yourself, or for your children. Our leaders will introduce themselves to you. You will not be singled out, or in any way made to feel embarrassed.
The service will be simple, reverent, practical and meaningful.
The sermon, or Bible class lesson, will be based on the Bible. (II Timothy 3:16,17) In fact, members and visitors are encouraged to bring their own Bibles and follow along when the various passage references are given. Of course, you may just sit and listen if you prefer not to use your Bible. No pressure is put on anyone, but encouragement is given.
You will be impressed with our congregational singing, which is always a cappella style (without mechanical instruments) just as the church did in New Testament times. (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16) Visitors may sing along or simply listen.
Someone will lead the congregation in prayer, another important part of the Christian’s worship. (I Thessalonians 5:17,18)
The Lord’s Supper is observed every Sunday, just like the first century church did. (Acts 20:7) It is an important gathering of Christians around the Lord’s table to commemorate his death and resurrection until his promised return. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)
A collection will be taken from the members for the support of the work of the church, just as they did in the New Testament church. (I Corinthians 16:1,2) Visitors are not expected to contribute, nor are funds ever solicited from the public in any way. Christianity was founded on the principle of giving (John 3:16), and it is propagated on the principle of giving.