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What to Expect
We believe a worship service should be centered on One person, Jesus Christ. For Momentum, our weekly corporate worship service is simple and to the point. The atmosphere is physically relaxed but spiritually filling. We pursue excellence (not perfection), but we don’t have a flashy production. We desire to worship God in Spirit and Truth to connect people to God. You can expect the following at a typical gathering.
The central part of a worship service is the Word of God because it reveals who God is and how to worship Him. Our Pastors teach from the Holy Bible and not their own opinions, pop culture, political correctness or messages from the government. The messages we preach are not popular to our society; which means they are challenging, but also very applicable to your life. Our teaching team typically uses the NASB (New American Standard Bible) as the basis for most sermons, because of its excellent word-for-word accuracy.
Part of our worship service is set aside to read scripture with a short exhortation and prayer. We employ this time to get our hearts focused on a deeper connection with God to prepare our hearts to hear from God through music and the message. This is often done near the beginning of our service order.
This is vital in our connection and intimacy with God. We do this a few times during the worship service. Prayer is also encouraged privately in our own hearts during worship. We also have a prayer team that is available for you before or after services.
We practice congregational worship that is led by our worship team. We desire to have songs that include new and older songs of our faith. Most weeks the songs will be within the theme of the sermon series. Many attendees participate but nobody is ever required to sing aloud. So no matter what kind of voice you have, sing out with all of your heart. For more on our doxology, see our Beliefs page.
This element of worship is prescribed in the Bible; to bring tithes and offerings and sacrificial gifts to God. We encourage all our church attendees to participate in monetary giving as an act of gratitude, love and continual trust in the Lord. We have an offering box inside the worship area, and we also pass baskets during the service to give you the opportunity to be intentional. If you are a new guest, please do not feel obligated or pressured to give a financial gift, but also please feel free to give as God’s Spirit leads your heart.
We believe water baptism is a public ordinance. It is an ordinance for those who have repented of their sin and put faith in Christ. It is a declaration of our new life in Christ, by identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. We have baptism services at church and off-site when necessary.
Also known as Communion, the supper was instituted by Jesus before He was crucified. We call this an ordinance (not a sacrament) because it is an act that expresses the grace we have received. We typically practice this as a congregation once per month. We invite anyone who has already trusted Jesus for salvation to participate with a repentant heart. We do not pass bread & juice trays to everyone, but we have communion tables (stations) for people to volitionally come forward to partake. For parents of minors, we encourage you to use discretion and counsel your children in how they may participate in the supper.
People that you see at Momentum in a serving role are also worshipping God with their talents and time. They are presenting their body as a living sacrifice to the Lord, as a spiritual act of service (worship). Whether that is in public view or behind the scenes, they are worshipping God with body and gifts.
Questions for Your First Visit
Momentum is a church that encourages you to attend and participate. We do not want to focus on outward appearances, but upon the heart. Although we encourage modesty in apparel, we do not have a dress code. You may find some people wearing dressy clothes or even shorts and tee shirts. Most of us wear casual attire. We encourage you to wear what you are comfortable in and honorable to God.
We are a church that encourages people to read. Every English translation/version has a helpful way of understanding the complexity of God’s Word. All are written on different reading levels. Some are word-for-word translations while others are thought-for-thought. While others are paraphrases. Our Sunday teaching team primarily uses the New American Standard (NASB) for its superior accuracy to the original intention of the Holy Spirit’s inspiration.