What to expectA TYPICAL SUNDAY SERVICE
Why We Meet
The reason we meet together as a church family on a Sunday and throughout the week, is because we want to thank him for what he has done for us, to know him more, to encourage one another and to be equipped to tell the world of the hope we have found in Jesus.
If you want any more information about what it means to know Jesus, either join us on a Sunday morning at 10.30am or email us firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to meet you.
During our services we have a time of singing (you will hear it called worship). This is a time when we get an opportunity to tell God how much we love Him and how awesome He is. We sing a range of contemporary songs, all our song words appear on screen at the front of church. People are free to stand or sit during this time, you may also see people clap or lift their hands to express their love to God.
We believe the Bible has much to teach us about everyday living, from relationships, to finances, to career. We seek to teach the truths of the bible in a fun, practical and relevant way, so it can be applied to our daily lives in order that we may be successful, live the way God intended and reveal his love to others.
Prayer is simply a way of communicating with God. During a service, you may hear people talk out loud, while others may pray silently. There will be times in a service when we may pray for specific needs or situations going on in our world. As we pray we get to know God better, His heart for us and the world.
We believe God wants to speak to us when we meet together, so during the service there may also be times when people share messages God has given them. This could be in the form of a bible verse, a word of encouragement or a picture.
The Bible encourages us to be a people who give generously, whether that be with our time, gifts or finances. During a service we will take up an offering for those who are regular attendees of Elim Christian Centre. We give our money as a sign of our thankfulness for God’s provision in our lives. If you are a visitor there is no obligation for you to give, we just want you to enjoy the service.
Regularly on a Sunday we will have a time of communion. This is simply a time when we remember the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection and how He has changed our lives. We take the bread as a sign of Jesus’ body broken on the cross and the wine reminds us of the blood He shed so that we can be forgiven and know God.
AFTER THE SERVICE
An important part of our Sunday experience is the time after the service when we invite everyone to stay behind for refreshments. This is a great time for you to introduce yourself, get to know others and have a cuppa, what could be better!
A warm welcome
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