Why We Gather
Our Sunday Worship Service is a joyful, praise-filled, Spirit-led, Christ-centered and Bible-based celebration where we come to passionately worship God and renew our plans to actively love people. It is not our only time of worship, but rather a culmination and celebration of a week's worth of personal and small group praise, worship, and ministry. We share an open communion (open to ALL followers of Jesus Christ) on the first Sunday of each month.
What We Do
Our Sunday worship service is divided into three main parts:
PRAISE: We praise and worship God as a congregation through song (led by a praise team), reciting the Word (displayed by a projector), and sharing testimonies of ways God has intervened, shown up, changed us and blessed us.
PRAYER: Each week, a different individual or small group introduces a prepared prayer focus, shares Scriptural foundations, and leads the congregation in prayer over/for that focus. On the first Sunday of each month, we share communion and the Pastoral team leads prayer for healing, anointing with oil any who come forward to receive it.
PREACHING: Associate Pastor Karlton Porter brings a prayerfully prepared message based on Scripture, followed by an open invitation for each listener to respond to the Spirit's call to salvation or application of the Word. Prayer counselors come forward to assist any who answer the call.
We make room for our three-part focus on PRAISE, PRAYER, and PREACHING THE WORD by eliminating spoken announcements and a separate time to collect offering. Instead, an offering box is placed at the entrance to receive gifts more discretely, and announcements are displayed by PowerPoint, in the bulletin, and on this website.
What to Expect
You will find prelude music playing prior to the start of service to prepare your heart and mind for the start of service. You will also find an eclectic group of people from many ethnic, socio-economic and denominational backgrounds gathered for worship. Some of us clap our hands, some of us raise them, and some of us fold them - but all of us will extend them in welcome to you, our guest!
So come in your "Sunday best" hat and heels or come in jean shorts and sandals, just come...
Come as you are, but be ready to leave changed!