We are delighted that you are seeking information about Grace Reformed Baptist Church, and hope you will find these pages helpful.
We strive to point every sinner to salvation through Jesus Christ, every believer to a righteous lifestyle, and every church to authentic worship practices, all based on a sound understanding of God's Word.
If you would like to contact the pastors with any questions, we will be very glad to hear from you.
If you come to worship with us, you will be most welcome.
Love in Christ,
The Elder and Members of Grace Reformed Baptist Church
As we arrive at the church building on the Lord's Day, we enjoy greeting each other warmly, and catching up with what's been happening in the lives of our brothers and sisters.
At 9:30 a.m., we begin a Bible study class in the Fellowship Hall, all ages remaining together, led by the pastors or another of the brothers. Adults and children participate by reading the scriptures aloud and asking questions when appropriate.
At 10:30 a.m., we move to the main sanctuary for the worship service, which will last about two hours. There is prayer, scripture reading, hymn singing, preaching, and sharing of The Lord's Supper. All of these are done with an attitude of reverence, but also joy, not gloom. We are serious, but not somber. One of our mottos is "We are not here to entertain or to be entertained." Children worship with their families. We know first hand that this is hard work for parents, but the results are well worth it. There is no nursery per se, but there are two rooms for parents to use for changing and nursing babies.
When the worship service has concluded, we enjoy a fellowship meal. For a little while, children typically play around the yard; women typically get the meal ready; men typically sit and talk in the fellowship hall. When meal is ready, we eat together and strive to have God-honoring conversation around the tables. When the Lord blesses us with a new believer to baptize, we administer the ordinance of baptism by immersion.
There is no set time for the fellowship to end. Members often sit and talk into the evening.