It is entirely understandable that many people hesitate to visit a church unless they know what it will be like when they go. We want you to know exactly what to expect when you visit us.
We honestly try to follow the example of worship of Christians as written in the New Testament. Thus, you will find the worship we offer to God is simple and orderly.(1Cor.14:33) Our services contain no cold ritualism, emotionalism, nor confusion. Our purpose is to "worship God in the spirit and the truth" (John 4:24). Thus, according to the New Testament pattern you will find the following activities taking place at our services:
Teaching (preaching): Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7 The purpose of each sermon will be to plainly teach the Bible, understand its teachings and apply it in our lives. You will not hear sermons addressing "pop psychology" or any other human philosophy (1Cor.1:18). You will be able to sit quietly and follow in your own Bible as the lesson is presented by one of the men in our congregation. You will probably be surprised by the large number of scriptures referred to, and read, in each lesson. We believe that the scriptures are sufficient for all teaching and therefore we do not appeal to human philosophies, human creeds or any other doctrines of men (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Timothy 4:2-4). Our goal is to better understand the will of God by reading the Scripture and try to do His will by following Him in our lives.
Lord's Supper (communion): 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Acts 2:42; 20:7, Matt.26:26-29 A portion of our worship service will be set aside so that every member may partake of the Lord's Supper to remember the death of Jesus on the cross that make the forgiveness of sins and salvation possible. It consists of two parts: breaking of an unleavened bread and drinking of the pure grape juice. Thus we "proclaim the Lord`s death until He comes"(1Cor.11:26). After we give thanks in prayers plate with and unleavened bread and cups with the pure grape juice are shared in the assembly. In all following the New Testament pattern. This is also a time for everyone to examine himself and his own life and relationship to God (1Cor.11:28) in an solemn and quite atmosphere of the assembly.
Prayers: Acts 2:42; Ephesians 1:16-17; 3:14 Several prayers will be led by men of the congregation thanking God for His blessings, praising God, asking Him to forgive our sins, and petitioning Him on behalf of all men and all who are in authority (1Tim.2:1-2) and asking for His help, protection, and care in our lives.
Singing (congregational singing): Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16 There will be singing by the entire congregation at every service. We worship God with the only musical instrument which He designed--our hearts and voices. This gives everyone an opportunity to praise God through song, singing from songbooks available for everyone before the worship service begins.
Giving (contribution): 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 The only collection will be on Sunday before or after the worship service and this will be a voluntary offering of our members as everyone has "purposed in his heart". (2 Corinthians 9:7). Everyone has an opportunity to give to a small basket that sum that he decided in his heart. We do not expect contributions from our visitors. Collection is used only by an example given in the New Testament to finance congregation activities, only those authorized in the New Testament.
YOU WILL FIND "JUST CHRISTIANS"
Expect to find Christians only. We wear no distinctive name that would divide Bible believers (John 17:20-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13). We submit to no religious authority other than the inspired scriptures (Colossians 3:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 4:11; Matthew 7:21-23). According to the Scriptures Christ is our only head (Ef.1:22-23). Thus, by following only the teachings of Christ and His Apostles, we are simply Christians (Acts 11:26), just as His disciples were in the first century. You will find a small group of Christians trying to live as a family in Christ and praise God together by way that He authorized.
YOU WILL FIND A FRIENDLY SPIRIT
We believe that friendliness is a natural attitude among people who truly love God. Our visitors will always receive a warm welcome and appreciation for their interest in spiritual matters. We welcome you to our services regardless of your religious beliefs. We hope you will study Bible with us, ask questions and reason from the Scriptures.
There will be no one coming to your seat to talk to you to persuade you in any way. You may relax, follow the verses in your Bible and sing together with us, or follow song`s text in the songbook.
If you are looking for a group of Christians who consider the Bible to be the Word of God, who are serious about studying the Bible, and who are determined to use the Bible as our only guide in faith and practice; then you will find a home with us.
You are truly welcomed to know God better together with us!