The word “church” in the New Testament means “gathering” or “assembly.” Christ said “…where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20, ESV)
Our whole church gathers at the following times:
9:30 a.m. Morning Service
11:15 a.m. (approx.) Sunday School and Disciple Training
12:15 p.m. Lunch Fellowship
1:45 p.m. (approx.) Afternoon Service
During the Week
We try to gather together during the week to encourage one another. We have serveral families that get together on various evenings for discipling, training, and prayer. If you would like to find out about a gathering in your area of the Valley, just ask by email.
What to Expect at Our Services
We strive to maintain practices that are clear in the Bible. We sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16). We do not have praise bands or large orchestras. We believe in expositional preaching through all of the Bible, including the passages that convict us of sin or that puncture our reliance upon ourselves. Our sermons are 40 to 50 minutes. Our morning service generally lasts 90 minutes. The afternoon services are usually an hour.
We partake of the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month, and serve an open table (all believers in Christ are welcome to join us in proclaiming His death until He returns).
Dress and Appearance
We are not particularly formal, but some of our members and attenders do dress up. We have no dress code or standard beyond the Biblical standards of modesty. If you want to wear jeans, a suit, slacks, or a Sunday dress, it is up to you.
Families in Our Services
Our goal is for all families to attend services together. We think that is ideal, but we realize that doing so may not be practical.We provide a nursery for families with babies and very young children (parents may stay with their children in the nursery, if they prefer, and can even watch and listen to the service in the Nursery Building). If you visit, feel free to request directions or any other help you need with your very young children.
For kids who are a little older, we provide “Pew Training” in the Nursery building, where parents with fidgety kids can watch and listen to the service while the children are still learning how to sit quietly. We understand that some children are not yet able to stay quiet (or even moderately behaved) for a whole 90 minutes. If your family needs assistance or a “time-out” during the service, please let an usher know.