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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I'm not sure if I believe in God, can I still come to church?

A: Yes!  We believe that all people are born into a sinful nature,

and the church is a "hospital for sinners"..not a place of personal judgement.  

So whether you aren't sure about church or aren't sure about God, we'd love to have you. Everyone is welcome!

 

Q: What should I wear?

A: As long as you keep modesty in mind, we'd love for you to join us no matter if you're dressed in your Sunday best, or jeans and a t-shirt.

 

Q: I'm a little shy, will I have to stand up and introduce myself?

A: No, we promise we won't try to embarrass you.  We would, however, love to meet with you one-on-one if you would like!

 And just remember, we were all visitors once, too!

 

Q: Does your church have an open or closed communion?

A: We have an open communion on the first Sunday of each month.  (Open communion simply means you do not have to be a member of our church to accept communion.)

 

Q: What is tithing?

A: Tithing actually means "a tenth" or "a tenth part" of your earnings.  Tithing is considered giving your "first fruits" to God, therefore we should not give just ANY tenth of our earnings, we should give the FIRST tenth of our offerings. Nehemiah 10:35-37

 

Q: Do you believe in water baptism?

A: We believe water baptism is not a requirement of salvation, but instead an external expression of an internal decision to give your life to Christ. We encourage water baptism as the next step after submitting your life to Jesus Christ.  

"..and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also - not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God."  1 Peter 3:21

 

Q: Why do you place your hands on people when you pray?

A: We believe in what's commonly referred to as "the laying on of hands" when we pray for God's healing or intercession.

This was a common practice of Jesus and His apostles.

Acts: 8:17, Luke 4:40, Matthew 19:13, Acts 6:6, Acts 13:3, Acts 28:8

 

Q: Do you have a nursery?

A: Yes, we have a staffed nursery every Sunday morning.  

All of our volunteer nursery workers have had national criminal background checks completed and cleared.

 

Q: What do I need to do if I want to give my life to Jesus Christ?

A: 

(1) Confess your sins and admit you are a sinner

"..for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Romans 3:23

(2) Ask for His forgiveness of your sins

"He commands all people everywhere to repent."

Acts 17:30

(3) Believe that God's only son, Jesus Christ, was sent to die for your sins, was buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead.

"If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." 

Romans 10:9

(4) Pray and ask Jesus to come into your life so that you may have a personal relationship with Him.

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Romans 10:13

 

Here is an example of what these steps may look like in your salvation prayer:

 

"Lord, I admit that I am a sinner. I ask You to come into my life and forgive me of my sins.  I believe that You died on the cross and rose from the dead so I can have life. I want to live my life for You, please guide me and protect me all the days of my life.  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."

 

Luke 15:10 tells us "..there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents".  

 

If you've confessed your sins, asked for forgiveness, believe that Jesus died and rose again, and have asked Him into your life...congratulations!  It's very important that you get involved with a Bible based church, read your Bible, study the Word, fellowship with other believers, and turn from your old sinful nature.  

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us you are a new creation in Christ Jesus!  

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation, the old has gone, the new is here!"