19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the age." Amen.
We do not claim to be the only Christians, but we do claim to be Christians only. We have no connection with any human organization. Each local congregation is independent and every individual has spiritual liberty within the bounds of moral, Biblical living.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
The singing is congregational without the aid of instrumental music. In a book rack under your seat, there will be a book of hymns for your use. When the song leader announces a number, you can turn to that number in the hymnal to find the words and music. All are invited to sing, but none demanded. It is soul stirring and spiritually uplifting to sing praises to God.
There will be several prayers during the service. Each prayer is offered without display. They are simple, from the heart prayers audibly spoken by one man as others ponder in their hearts and offer their special prayers silently unto God.
1 Corinthians 14:15
The teaching is Biblical teaching. We strive to teach the Word of God and how it applies to our lives today. We want only what the Lord commands and nothing more or less. The men speak one at a time to the whole assembly. The teaching is open, but orderly. It is designed to edify those present.
If you visit on a Sunday morning, the Lord's Supper will be included in the worship service. The communion is open to all who wish to partake. It is commanded for Christians to remember Christ's sacrifice, and the Lord's Supper was instituted for this purpose. During this memorial, plates containing pieces of unleavened bread will be presented to the congregation. The bread symbolizes the body of Jesus. Also, trays filled with small cups will be distributed. The cups contain "fruit of the vine" (grape juice) which symbolizes the blood of Jesus. If you choose not to participate, consider simply turning your focus inward as the tray moves by.
Also, if you visit on a Sunday morning, containers will be passed around the congregation to collect funds for the needs of the saints and operational costs of our building. The contribution is a free-will offering and is not solicited to visitors. If you do choose to give, know that your generosity will be prayed over and used to further the kingdom of Christ through various ministries supported by the church.