What To Expect
We invite you to come and worship and study the Bible with us! We hope that you will find that we are devoted to worshiping God, and to obeying the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to do everything that we can to make visitors feel comfortable in worshiping and studing with us. We will be more than happy to try to answer any questions that you may have about God, His word, or why we do things that we do.
In addition to our twice-weekly Bible classes, we offer one-on-one (or small group) Bible studies for children, young adults and adults. We also have our own YouTube channel of short, Bible-based answers to many of life's questions.
During our worship service
The church we read about in the New Testament (read the book of Acts!) was a church whose members worshiped God, and worshipped Christ. Their weekly worship was something they participated in, not something they sat and watched others lead and do. The early Christians had worship that was simple, spiritually meaningful and orderly. It wasn't entertainment- it was worship. We seek to do the same. The assemblies for our worship at the church in Chipley are simple, spiritual, and orderly, and we pray that they are meaningful, too.
Each way in which we express worship to God comes from instructions and examples that can be found in the New Testament. Our worship every Sunday morning (10:30 AM) includes singing, prayers, giving, partaking of the Lord's supper and preaching. We have a second worship service at 5:00 PM with some additional preaching, prayers and singing that our members and visitors find quite helpful and meaningful that we ask our members to also attend. We NEVER ask visitors to stand, to contibute or otherwise embarass them!
Our Bible classes
We have Bible classes for all ages- Sunday morning at 9:30 and Wednesday evening at 6:00-- and with the exception of our smallest children's classes, all classes are discussion style and led by one of our members-- all of us with open Bibles that we can read together. Our classes are designed to teach Bible-- not doctrine. When you come to see us-- bring your Bible, and bring a pen so that you can take notes. If you're not well versed with your Bible, or don't own a Bible, don't worry about it- we're here to help.
What do you need to bring to class? Your Bible, if you have one, and a willingness to read, dig, to think for yourself and to ask questions. We usually have class and sermon materials that you can make notes on, so at least bring a pen.
For thousands of years people have been studing their Bibles by themselves (personal Bible study) and in groups. We can help with both!