What to Expect
Reformed Doctrine: We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, which we believe is the finest summary of the Bible’s teachings ever written.
Reverent and Joyful Worship: We believe that meeting with our holy and loving God in worship is the most important thing that we do. Our services are an encounter with Him that is both reverent and joyful. So we gather every Sunday (the Lord’s Day) to be refreshed by the Christ-centered and expository preaching of the Word.
Our worship service has several moments where the congregation as a body is involved, as we all sing from the Trinity-Psalter Hymnal and join together in prayer to God. If this is new and you don’t feel comfortable, we encourage you just to watch and listen to the people of God as they worship—this way, you can learn a lot, and prepare for next time!
We promise that you will not be singled out, put on the spot, or asked to interact in conversation with others during the actual worship service.
To give you a better picture of what our worship services look like, here is a sample order of worship for our morning and evening services.
In addition to our morning worship service, we also have an evening worship service (except for the first Sunday of each month). The style of the evening service is similar to the morning service, except that it has a different sermon—we want our people to be fed with as much of the Word of God as possible.
Children: Throughout the centuries, God’s people (of all ages) have gathered together for worship. Jesus instructed His followers, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).
For these reasons, we encourage families to worship together as much as possible, and we love to hear our children in worship—what a “joyful noise” they make, especially when they sing!
We understand there may be times when your child may get fussy; which is why we provide a nursery (“cry room”) typically for children 3 and under.
Lord’s Supper: We celebrate this Sacrament every first Sunday of each month during the morning worship service, and also every third Sunday of each month during the evening worship service.
Because the Lord’s Supper is given to the Church by Christ Himself, we require participants to be baptized and professing members of a congregation where the gospel is faithfully preached. So if you are a baptized member in good standing of such a church, and are walking in faith and repentance, then you are welcome to join us in this celebration.
Sunday School: We offer an adult Sunday School class at 9:30a.m, as well as a separate class for small children. Our Sunday School classes begin after Labor Day Weekend (early September), and we take a summer break starting in June.
Fellowship Meals: On the first Sunday of each month, we enjoy a fellowship meal together as a church family after the morning worship service. Please come and fellowship with us! And to our visitors: don’t worry about bringing any dishes, just bring yourself—let us serve you!
Ladies Bible Study: Our ladies meet together every two weeks (during the non-summer months) to study, as well as enjoy some fellowship with each other. For more information, please call (515) 612-6765.
Pizza Night: On the first and third Wednesday night of each month, we gather at the church at 6:15pm to have a pizza dinner (provided free by the church), followed by a time of prayer. We would love for you to join us!