As the people of God, we are called to gather for worship (Hebrews 10:23–25). In doing so we give God our collective praise, we proclaim the truths of our faith to each other, and we receive the mutual encouragement of the body.
9:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
IN PERSON (NEW CAMPUS) & ONLINE
In an effort to provide a reliable, comfortable and safe worship gathering space for the next year, we sought and received permission to set up the church’s 8,000 sq.ft. Worship Tent on the site of the new church campus for the next twelve months.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As you arrive you will find ample parking spaces. For those who need assistance, there is a golf cart that can pick you up and bring you to the Worship Tent. As you head toward the Worship Tent you will be greeted and provided with a worship folder and given the opportunity to pick up prepackaged communion elements for later in the service.
How long does a typical service last? Our Sunday morning service usually lasts about an hour and twenty minutes. Afterward, people usually gather outside to enjoy donuts, coffee, and fellowship.
What is the worship music like? Our worship music is centered around Gospel rich songs. Feel free to visit our “Sermons” page and click on “Worship.”
What do I wear? There is not a set dress code, but most people dress casual to business casual.
Individuals are not required to wear face masks since we are outside, but you are welcome to do so.
All families and individuals will be greeted and helped to their seats. Family and individuals will be seated six feet apart.
If you are sick, think you might be sick, or have recently been sick, for the love of your neighbor, please do not attend until you are better.
As much as you would like to give someone a hug or handshake, do not assume that the person is comfortable with doing so. Please ask before greeting someone with any physical contact.
Before and after the service we ask that you be considerate and wise in your social interactions.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
We currently offer Sunday School for children in Kindergarten-5th grade. Children sit with their families during the first part of the worship service and are dismissed after the singing is over to Children’s Church. Children are always welcome to remain with their families throughout the entire service. We expect that younger children will make noise and move around during the service and we are okay with it and welcome their presence.
We are hoping to begin offering nursery-preschool in the coming weeks.
Currently Jr. High and High School Sunday School is not being offered on Sundays.
Worship Tent FAQ
Why move Sunday worship services to the Worship Tent?
Worshipping under the tent allows us to mitigate not only the weather’s impact, but COVID’s impact on our gathering on Sunday morning. During the warmer months, the tent will provide shade. In the winter months, we will be protected from the elements as we can close the sides of the tent and heat the tent. In addition to this, the size of the tent allows us to spread out as needed.
Why put the Worship Tent on the new campus pad and not at the park?
With all the parking infrastructure completed for the new campus, along with the asphalt walkways being installed, access to the Worship Tent will be better and closer than what could be provided at the Park or even at the current campus. Additionally, the paved parking lot and walkways will offer greater stability during inclement weather. We are also planning to provide full bathroom facilities (not porta-potty’s) at the tent, an option that is not easily accomplished at the park.
Putting the Worship Tent on the new church campus pad at this time will mean that once the Education Building is completed, we will have the ability to use both places for worship ministry on Sunday mornings.
Will putting the Worship Tent on the new church campus pad impact current or future construction on the site?
No. The tent is being positioned on the pad in a location that does not impact any current or future construction. (Please see the detailed layout of the Education Building and Worship Tent)
Will we be using Building Fund money to put the Worship Tent up on the new church campus?
No. Any costs for putting up the Worship Tent and moving Sunday worship to that location will come from our General Fund Worship/Facilities budget.