Because of limitations regarding where we meet currently, our "setup" here at Grace is very simple. Though we look forward to a time when we have facilities that allow us to further expand our ministry, we are grateful to the Lord for how He has richly blessed us and provided for us already. Our hope is that the simplicity of our church will allow you to wholly focus upon the Lord.
Here is our current service schedule:
Discipleship Studies @9:45 am: Our current study is through "Knowing the Bible: Deuteronomy 12 Week Study"
Corporate Worship @10:45 am: Our current sermon series is "The Theology of Hymns." We are going through some of our favorite hymns and rediscovering the theological richness in each of them.
Brief Overview of our Sunday:
- Discipleship Study: At Grace we do not do "Sunday School" but rather have one centralized study for a season. The study is usually based on a book the elder in charge has chosen to lead us through as a body. Discipleship studies are a discussional environment where we as a group work through tough questions the book poses as well as our teacher or participates come up with. So far we have went through Mark Dever's "What is a Healthy Church?", the "Knowing the Bible: James 12 week Study", and John Piper's "Don't Waste Your Life." Each study has been very beneficial to our church family both individually and collectively.
- Corporate Worship: Corporate worship is a very reverent time where the whole body of Grace Baptist takes seriously worshipping our Holy God. Our service is very intentional and serious to all of us. An overview of the service would go: Welcoming by an elder usually accompanied with a reading from Scripture, The Valley of Vision or a Responsive Reading; next we sing three songs either from the Baptist Hymnal or our own collection of more modern day songs; the reading of Scripture is done by a member or deacon accompanied with a prayer; one last song is sung; one of the elders(usually our preaching pastor) preaches a sermon and then to close off services one final song is sung and then announcements and prayer requests follow.
Our Sunday services include responsive readings, prayer, worship through song, and worship through the Word. During this time you will see people from every age. Dress varies from jeans to khakis. Button Ups to T-Shirts.
Bible Study at 7:00 PM. We are currently going through the book of 1 Peter.
Brief Overview of our Wednesday Night:
- Our Wednesday nights are very simple. Our service only lasts an hour and consist of two songs and our study we are currently going through. Wednesday nights are mostly sermon based but more relaxed than Sunday Mornings. We go through books of the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter.
Wednesday services are informal but still include worship through song, the Word, and fellowship.