What must I do to be saved?
Hear: Rom 10:17
Believe: Heb 11:6
Repent: Luke 13:5; Acts 17:30
Confess: Matt 10:32; Acts 8:36
Be Baptized: Acts 2:38
Live Faithfully: Phil 1:27
What will your services consist of?
Singing: We are seeking to worship according to the New Testament pattern. Since the New Testament leaves instrumental music out, we believe it's best to exclude it too (I Cor 14:15; Eph 5:18-19; Col 3:16).
Praying: Various men from the congregation will lead the group in prayer. Sometimes there may be prayers for specific needs and requests, typically we pray several times during our worship service.
Lord's Supper: If you visit us on a Sunday morning or evening, the Lord's Supper will be offered. Christians observe this memorial every "first day of the week" (Acts 20:7).
During this memorial plates containing pieces of unleavened bread will be passed throughout the congregation. The bread symbolizes the body of Christ (I Cor 11:23-25). Each Christian that participates will break off a piece of bread and eat it.
Next, trays filled with small cups containing "fruit of the vine" (grape juice) will be distributed. This symbolizes the blood of Jesus (I Cor 11:23-25). Each one will drink the contents of the cup.
If you choose not to participate, don't be embarrassed. Feel free to just pass the plate or tray to the person sitting next to you.
Offering: Also if you visit on a Sunday morning, a plate will be passed to collect the weekly financial offering (I Cor 16:1-2). As our guest, you will not be pressured and are not expected to make a donation. If you were provided a visitors card, simply place it in the plate or simply pass the collection plate on down the row.
The money that is collected is used to spread the gospel as well as helping needy saints.
Preaching: We support a full-time preacher to prepare and present bible lessons. All in attendance are encouraged to use their Bible to follow along and gain a fuller understanding and knowledge of God and his expectations for us. If you do not have a Bible to bring with you, one will be furnished.
Invitation: At the close of the sermon, the invitation will be extended. This is simply a convenient time to respond. Some may respond for baptism, some to confess sins, some to ask for prayers for a specific need, or some to place membership with this church body.
If anyone responds for baptism, you will witness the baptism during the service. The baptism will be by immersion (Acts 8:35-39; Rom 6:3-4; Col 2:12) and will be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38).