We know that visiting a church for the first time can be a sometimes intimidating prospect. We hope to alleviate any undue stress and answer some perhaps preliminary questions up front to help acclimate you to our church and provide a general overview of what a typical service might look like:
Ours is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church. And to be honest, we wouldn't have it any other way! We love that our congregation, though small in number, is a blend of different ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. We believe this is just a small picture of what heaven will be like, where those from every tribe and language and people and nation will be gathered around the throne of God.
If we had to put a label on our dress, it would probably tend towards business casual, though on any given Sunday you can find anything from jeans to business suits. Ultimately, the emphasis isn't on what you wear, but on the heart, as that's what the Lord is most concerned about.
Order of Service
Our service formally starts at 11am and generally concludes at 12:30 pm. During our time together, we lift our voices in song, we offer prayers of praise, confession and thanksgiving, we read God's word and we actively engage in listening to the preaching of God's word. After service, light refreshments are served to encourage discussion and reflection upon the morning sermon and the past week's events.
The music we sing at THBC is a blend of old and new. We believe that there are many songs from various times in history that both honor God and build up the church. In light of this, it isn’t uncommon to hear a song from the 1600’s in the same set with a song from 2014. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.