What to Expect
We'd love for you to come join us on Sunday morning, but sometimes it can be daunting when you aren't sure what to expect. So here is a snap-shot of what a typical Sunday morning looks like at FBC Sweet Springs.
First, you'll be greeted with a smile as you come in. If for some odd reason no one is there at the door, I promise we'll smile at you later.
Immediately to your left we have two adult Sunday School classes and have our youth and children's classes down the hall on your right and up the stairs. Sunday School starts at 9:45 AM and we wrap up around 10:30.
We have great coffee (from Twelve Gate Coffee Company) on the counter by the kitchen, so help yourself.
Our Sunday morning service starts at 10:45 in the sanctuary and one of our greeters will have a bulletin for you if you like. Feel free to sit wherever you like. No one will give you the stink-eye for sitting in "their pew". Announcements will be displayed on the projection screen in the front to let you know what's going on in the church and community this week, and our AV team will have some great contemporary Christian music playing in the background.
We all like each other a lot, so sometimes we have trouble getting to our seats on tie, but we like to get started at 10:45. We take time to share a few announcements and give testimony about what the Lord is doing in our lives.
Next we open with prayer followed by the reading of the Scriptures before we sing together to praise our God and Savior and to edify each other. The songs we sing are a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship. We then take time for offerings, usually in the form of monetary giving and special music from one of our members or our choir.
Then it's time for children's church. Kris, our pastor, leads us in a prayer for our little ones and for our own state of worshipfulness as we dismiss the children to go upstairs for a lesson tailored to them.
Kris then shares with us a word from the Lord.
We close with prayer and with song and an opportunity for anyone to come forward with a word that God has placed on their hearts, to speak to Kris, or to ask about salvation or joining our family.
After the service, we usually hang around to chat for a while. It's a good chance to catch up and get to know new people.