The purpose of the following information isn't to "market" ourselves to you which would rudely imply you were a consumer and that we could be sold. We don't want to leave you with some kind of inflated impression that we are the most amazing and exciting congregation in Taylor so as to convince you to be a part. We love it when new folks join, however, we know that unless the Lord builds the house those who build it labor in vain (Psalm 127:1).
That being said, we understand visiting a church can be intimidating whether you are a Christian or not. For that reason, we would like to give you an idea what to expect when visiting us on a typical Lord's Day.
First, we are a small congregation who love one another very much. I can promise with no hesitation that when you visit you will be welcomed and loved.
Sunday School begins at 9:15am. We offer three classes, infant through kindergarten, 1st through 5th grade, and one for everyone else.
At 10:30am the Lord’s service begins with a call to worship and some singing. This is an opportunity for all, from the youngest to the oldest of us, to ascend to the Heavenly Mountain and worship (Heb. 12:22-24).
Each week we corporately confess our sins, pray for the suffering among us, offer up prayers and petitions, confess our faith together by reciting the Apostles' Creed, greet one another, share announcements, give our tithes and offerings, received the Word of God proclaimed, and receive the grace given to us at the Lord’s Table.
During all of this, our children are with us and just before the sermon they are invited up to receive a message specifically for them.
Each week all baptized disciples of Jesus Christ are invited to the altar—to the Lord’s table. We do not exclude our children from this as they are part of the covenant (Genesis 17:7; Matthew 19:14; Acts 2:39) and are welcomed to Jesus just like the rest of us.
In the Lord's Supper we are acknowledging that we are sinners, hopeless apart from the sovereign grace of God. By our eating and drinking we are affirming trust in Jesus Christ alone and acknowledging to the elders and congregation that we are in good standing with God our Father and with His Church. You are invited to join in these acknowledgements, and to come to this table—to Jesus Christ—with us.
Finally, we'd love to follow up after your visit. We have cards on the table in the back you can fill out and give to pretty much anyone.
Thanks for checking us out. If you have questions or would just like to speak to someone before visiting, you can call or text Pastor Jeff at (512) 293-7687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.