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  • Address: 700 University Drive East, Ste. 115, College Station, TX 77840

 

 

Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. We hope that the following information will give you an idea of what it is like to join us for a weekend service. We can't wait to meet you!

Sunday Morning 

Our phi­los­o­phy of wor­ship is sim­ple and is derived from the com­mands of Scrip­ture. We believe that when we gather, we should:

Read the Scriptures

Paul com­manded Tim­o­thy to devote him­self to the pub­lic read­ing of Scrip­ture (1 Tim. 4:13a). Else­where, he com­manded that his let­ters not only be read by the recip­i­ents, but shared with other churches as well (1 Thess. 5:27, Col. 4:16). We struc­ture our wor­ship ser­vices to devote time to the pub­lic read­ing of Scripture.

Sing to God and to One Another

As we sing praises to God, we are also com­manded to sing to one another in psalms, hymns, and spir­i­tual songs (Eph. 5:19). In wor­ship, singing has the dual pur­pose of hon­or­ing God and edi­fy­ing the church. Our wor­ship team plays a vari­ety of songs that fea­ture God-glorifying, bib­li­cal lyrics, rang­ing from ancient hymns of our faith to songs writ­ten specif­i­cally for New Life. We struc­ture our wor­ship ser­vices to devote time to singing to God and to one another.

Preach the Word

Before his mar­tyr­dom, Paul wrote to Tim­o­thy, “I charge you in the pres­ence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the liv­ing and the dead, and by his appear­ing and his king­dom: preach the word; be ready in sea­son and out of sea­son; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with com­plete patience and teach­ing” (2 Tim. 4:1–2). We believe that one of the pri­mary ways that God speaks to us is through the preach­ing of the Word. Whether we are doing a short top­i­cal series or going through a book of the Bible, our aim is to preach expo­si­tion­ally — explain­ing and apply­ing the Bible as the authors intended. We struc­ture our wor­ship ser­vices to devote the bulk of our time to the preach­ing of the Word.

Pray to God through Christ our Mediator

Paul writes, “Con­tinue stead­fastly in prayer, being watch­ful in it with thanks­giv­ing” (Col. 4:2). We believe that we can do noth­ing apart from God, and we believe that God answers us when we pray to Him through Christ our Medi­a­tor. We do not use prayer as a “filler” before mov­ing on to another aspect of the ser­vice. Rather, we are inten­tional regard­ing how we pray and what we pray for. We struc­ture our wor­ship ser­vices to devote time to prayer.

Sunday Evening

In the Great Commission, we’re not only commanded to make disciples of all nations – we’re commanded to teach those disciples “to obey everything Jesus commanded.” Every Sun­day evening at 5:00pm, we gather with the intention of learning to obey everything Jesus commanded.

The Sunday evening format varies from week to week. On some evenings, church leaders or outside speakers will teach on a particular topic, often followed by discussion or prayer. Other evenings are devoted entirely to praying together. We also use Sunday evenings for Members’ Meetings, many of which are open to visitors as well. Our hope is to provide time and space for learning, fellowship, and prayer, and it has become one of the most enjoyable aspects of our life together as a local church.

Children & Youth

On Sunday morning, while we are glad to have chil­dren of all ages wor­ship with us, we also pro­vide preschool care for chil­dren birth through 4 years old. This allows par­ents of younger chil­dren to focus on wor­ship as they con­tinue to train and dis­ci­ple their chil­dren at home.

For school-aged chil­dren and youth, we pro­vide wor­ship bags that have a number of items to help them par­tic­i­pate in the wor­ship ser­vice. These bags include clip­boards, a col­or­ful wor­ship guide, paper, crayons, and pen­cils. We believe these bags will help par­ents and teach kids to enjoy com­ing to wor­ship. You can pick these bags up at the entrance of the Gathering Room on your way in to wor­ship and drop it off at the gray box on your way out.

On Sunday evening, children and youth par­tic­i­pate in dis­ci­ple­ship pro­grams created especially for them. Our preschool­ers go through cur­ricu­lum that helps them to under­stand the Bible’s major themes and sto­ries. Older chil­dren (K-4th grade) mem­o­rize Scrip­ture, learn the­ol­ogy, and enjoy time together with our ded­i­cated vol­un­teers. Our youth (5th–12th grade) meet to hear Gospel-centered teach­ing, par­tic­i­pate in discussion, and build friendships with one another. Our kids also have opportunities throughout the year to meet together outside of Sunday evenings to learn, grow, serve, and have fun together.

We would love to see you soon!

If you have ques­tions about our wor­ship ser­vices, preschool care, or any­thing else, we are here to help you. You may speak to a vol­un­teer at our Con­nect Booth as soon as you enter the front doors on Sun­day morning or contact us using the link below.

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