- What is the preaching like?
- What is your music like?
- What kind of child-care do you provide?
- Since you are a Baptist church, do you believe that only Baptists are real Christians?
- Will I be embarrassed or singled out if I attend one of your services?
- What if I still have questions about your statement of faith or anything else?
- If I visit one of your services will you sell my name to telemarketers, be put on your mailing list, or be bothered at home?
We believe that’s God’s message for us today can only be found in carefully examining the meaning of each passage as it was intended for its first audience. We don’t come to the Bible with an agenda and look for verses that support what we want to say. Instead we preach through whole books paragraph by paragraph and let the Text dictate the topic of the day. This kind of preaching is referred to as exegetical or expositional.
We believe that music is one of the most beautiful ways we can express our delight in our God. Therefore, it is our desire that our heartfelt worship is based on solid biblical truth. This biblical truth is the criterion we us use to determine appropriate songs for worship rather than stylistic preferences. In our services we use both modern songs as well as traditional hymns. It is our desire to grow in musical variety as the Lord leads people with different musical gifts to our congregation.
During our morning worship service we provide a children’s church program for children through third grade. We provide a nursery services for the morning and evening service as well as the Sunday School hour.
We believe that the true church of God is made up of all those who have a personal, trusting relationship with Jesus Christ. It is not church affiliation but the Gospel that makes someone a real Christian. We in no way regard true believers in other denominations as second-class Christians. What separates us from them are matters of less importance than the Gospel. The central distinctive that believers in Baptist churches hold to as opposed to many other Christians, is the view that the public confession of Jesus after conversion should be done in conjunction with water baptism.
If you choose to visit us for a service we would be honored to consider you as our special guest. We would love to be able to worship with you and to have the opportunity to minister to you. We promise not to make you stand up in front of everybody to introduce yourself, ask you to sing a solo, or make you wear a neon colored visitor’s badge.
If you find something confusing on our statement of faith, have questions about the Gospel, or just want to talk feel free to email Pastor Eric.
If I visit one of your services will you sell my name to telemarketers, be put on your mailing list, or be bothered at home?
If you desire a follow up visit after you attend one of our services we would be delighted to do so. Until you express this, though, we wish to respect your desire for privacy. If you choose to leave us your contact information, we will send you a “Thank You” in order to express our appreciation for observing our service but will not put you on any subsequent mailing list.