The Church is Not an End in Itself
The local church is God's chosen vessel to accomplish his work on earth until Jesus returns. We are to model and glorify Jesus Christ in all that we do and say.
We are Saved to Serve
Over a hundred persons are involved in serving God in and through our church. Some serve on various boards such as Deacons, Trustees or on the Missions Committee, but these represent just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Many of our membership teach Sunday School classes, help with AWANA or lead children’s clubs. Others help in one of several youth groups, sing in the church choir or in various musical ensembles. People are involved as ushers, operate the sound system, belong to the Building Committee or some other work group. There are numerous opportunities to help with decorations, in the kitchen, with Vacation Bible School, building a church float for parades etc. etc.. We are saved to serve, and most importantly,...
We Teach to Reach
The support of missions at home and abroad are given top priority. One Sunday a month is Missions Sunday and the offerings go to missions. Our church supports a number of missionaries, area Christian Schools and outreach organizations. We encourage our people (especially youth) to get involved in summer ministries and mission trips and to consider a life of missionary service. Every year in March is our annual Missions Conference, which has become a highlight of the year for our church. In 2007 we conducted our 50th conference! We also have local evangelistic outreaches in the community and believe the personal witness of every Christian is of utmost importance. Missions is caring and that is why...
We Share our Cares
Members of God’s family often have special needs and we are concerned for these. We believe that this is not just the duty of the Pastor and Deacons, but of every believer. We pray for one another and seek to help and encourage those with physical, spiritual or material needs. We try to be of help whenever and wherever possible. If we become aware of special needs outside the church, whether in the community or around the world, we want to help as God enables.
Family, Friends and Fellowship
We seek to strengthen family bonds in the home, but also encourage family participation in church. Whenever possible, we have church functions in which the entire family can participate. Because the church is growing, we also offer small group involvement that meets the needs of people of all ages. Children and youth meet in their respective age groups; AWANA is especially popular with the kids. Most adults are involved with a group such as “Young at Heart”, “Spares and Pairs”, “Christians in Action”, “Mother’s Time Out”, “Women of the Word”, "Folks with Spokes", "Twenty Something" and “Career Development Class.” Music also enhances fellowship and that is why...
We Like to Sing
Music can be enjoyable and edifying just to listen to. Most of us have cassette and CD players in our homes and cars. Special music numbers in our services also serve this purpose, but we encourage congregational singing which furthers the fellowship of believers.
Instrumental accompaniment is welcome and an integral part of our worship services. We have a great sounding organ, a Bösendorfer piano and we encourage members who play instruments to become involved. Amplification of instruments, however, is kept at a volume level which enhances and in no way competes with or discourages congregational singing. We sing both new and old choruses, but as a rule, we sing from hymnals which have notes for four-part harmony.
We encourage our children and youth to learn to sing parts, read notes and grow to appreciate the great hymns of our Christian faith.
We have both morning and evening worship services, Sunday School for all ages and a weekly Prayer Meeting and Bible Study on Wednesday evenings (AWANA and the youth also meet at this time).
There is still room for you!