God wants us to work well and hard. And, He cares about rest as an integral part of our lives. We understand the rhythm of work and rest in our daily lives - we sleep at night - and in our weekly lives - we rest on Sundays. We desire to allow this work / rest rhythm to shape not only our personal lives, but also to shape our ministries and life as a family of faith. During June, July and August, we observe a season of intentional rest, meaning we take a break from some of our usual programs and ministries. No Sunday School, no weekly small groups. Simply Corporate Worship and a once-a-month Fellowship Meal. In addition to providing something of a break for volunteers and teachers, this ministry rhythm enables us greater focus on our discipleship ministries during the rest of the year (Sept-May)
Even for the adventurous, visiting a new church for the first time can be daunting and overwhelming. So let us take the mystery out of it for you and let you know what to expect when you visit us. Many people visit our church services. Jacksonville has a transient population and new people are arriving all the time. Some are curious to find out more about Jesus. Others are Christians who have moved to Onslow County and want to find a congregation to call home. Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10:00 am. When you arrive you will be met at the door by members of our welcome team.
As you enter our sanctuary, you'll see two rooms on either side of the door. These rooms are for our young children and nursing mothers. We warmly welcome children of all ages into the worship of God and encourage parents to train their little ones from the earliest age to reverently worship their Lord. These rooms are for those who are restless or still need additional parental instruction in worship.
During our worship, we sing Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of praise to God. Portions of the Bible are read, both together and by the worship leaders. One of the leaders prays for the needs of the church. Our pastor opens the Bible and delivers a message of good news to us about God's love for sinners in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Then, we celebrate Communion (also known as the Lord's Supper or the Eucharist in other traditions) where we remember Jesus' sacrifice for sinners and his promise to return and make all things new. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers during our worship hours.
Before morning worship, we visit with one another in our fellowship hall and share a cup of coffee or tea. If you have recently started worshiping with us and you would like us to have your contact information so we can better connect you to the life of the congregation click here.
Address: 900 Piney Green Rd, Jacksonville, NC