Frequently Asked Questions
Why don’t you have a piano or a band?
This question is asked often. 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. The combining of voices-only in multi-part harmony is itself a beautiful way to worship God.
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, his grace takes away our sins completely and gives us the power to overcome sin in our daily lives! The taking away of sins is a work done by God, not by man! (See also James 2:14-26)
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.
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)
Does your church have elders?
Yes. We currently have four elders.
Why aren't your preachers called 'pastors'?
When the Bible uses the word “pastor,” it’s talking about the elders (also called the shepherds) of the church. There is nothing preventing a man from being a full time preacher for a congregation and an elder as well, provided he meets the qualifications set forth in the Bible.
What is a typical Sunday morning worship like?
You can look at our What To Expect page to find out. We hope you will come visit and worship with us and find out!