Where do I enter?
When you first arrive at Liberty, things can be a bit confusing. Our church is built on a hill, and we have an entrance at the top of the hill and the bottom, but on Sundays we primarily use the doors at the bottom of the hill. The upstairs doors provide office access and are locked during services, so plan to park in the lower lot and enter through the doors downstairs. The sanctuary is on the same level as the lower lot, so all of the areas most of our congregation use on Sundays are completely accessible.
What is a worship service like?
Our worship is conservative, which means that we seek to conserve the best of the psalms and hymns that the church has produced through the years. As we plan our services, we strive to have music that is singable for all, with lyrics that are suitable, serious, and doctrinally sound. Our singing is accompanied with pianos primarily.
What do worship services include?
Our typical order of service includes two Scripture readings, five hymns and psalms, prayers of praise and petition, occasional ministry of music, an offering, and a 30-35 minute sermon. Once each month (usually on the first Sunday) we observe communion together. Our services usually end at around noon.
The evening service is a shorter service and somewhat less formal. We still read Scripture, sing, and pray together, but we do not have special music or an offering. This service usually ends at around 7pm.
What should I wear?
We believe in the priesthood of the believer and individual Christian responsibility, so we don’t make rules about what people wear during worship services. You’ll see all kinds of differences in how we dress at our services from suits and ties to jeans and t-shirts. We’ll welcome you however you are dressed.
Why is there an offering?
The offering is a part of our worship services, because we believe our giving is an essential part of our worship. We worship God by giving ourselves to praise, obedience, and worship and by giving of our resources, like our money. You are welcome to join us in that act of worship when you join us, but we believe that our membership bears the primary responsibility to sustain the ministries of the church through their financial gifts. We try to let our giving be a matter between the individual and God, so no one will be checking whether or not you gave.
What about the kids?
We love children and families at Liberty, and we have multiple programs that feature age-appropriate teaching. We use AWANA on Wednesday evenings to teach and model intentional discipleship. We have Sunday school for 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, and 11-12 years old with dedicated teachers. We also offer a youth group for 7th-12th grades that meets as part of our AWANA on Wednesdays, during the Sunday school hour most weeks, and for several special activities throughout the year.
During our worship services we encourage families to worship together. Therefore, we do not have special programs for the children during those services. This gives all of us the opportunity to model appropriate conduct in worship, and it puts us all on the same page as we try to disciple our children. A staffed nursery is available for children 3 and under.
What if I have a different question?
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or concerns about what to expect at Liberty.