Frequently Asked Questions
Why don’t you have a piano or a band?
This is one of the most frequent questions asked of us. The simple answer is: we don’t see that ever being done in the church in the Bible. They sang hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16, Eph. 5:19), but they never played instruments along with that singing.
Why do you believe baptism is necessary if the Bible says we aren’t saved by works?
In Eph. 2:8-9, the Bible does say that, and we believe it is true. In Acts 2:37-41, the Bible also says that the first Christians’ sins were washed away when they were baptized. These ideas don’t contradict each other—they work together perfectly. When we have enough faith to do what God says, we will be baptized like he said we must. When we do that, his grace takes away our sins completely and gives us the power to overcome sin in our daily lives!
Do you offer 'kids’ church'?
We don’t, and here’s why: we think it’s important for everyone—including the kids—to know they are a valuable part of the church. Part of the way we teach that to our kids is by including them in worship with the adults. We do have age-segregated Bible classes, but everyone worships together. Our minister often produces fill-in-the-blank sheets along with his sermons to help adults and kids follow along and understand God's word.
Do I have to dress up for church?
That’s your decision. We don’t encourage anyone to dress up or dress down because the Bible tells us not to judge anyone—whether they’re dressed up or dressed down—based on their clothing. (See James 2:1-4)
How big is your church?
About 220 members.
Does your church have elders?
Yes. We currently have four elders.
Why isn't your preacher called 'pastor'?
When the Bible uses the word “pastor,” it’s talking about the elders (also called the shepherds) of the church. A preacher can also be a pastor/elder/shepherd of the church, but our minister is a younger man, so he is not one of our elders.
What is a typical Sunday morning worship like?
Glad you asked! Check out our When You Visit page to find out.