During our Time together on Sundays we seek to do 3 things:
Draw Closer to God
Draw closer to each other
Equip the church
We’ve found a little different order than most churches use. It works for us and hopefully for you.
Teaching Time comes first
Pastor Terry or Pastors Ben & Della bring us a fresh word regarding what God is doing today and how we can live in the power of the Gospel. We usually have power point slides or some object lesson to go by and are encouraged to take notes for future reference. Many times there are opportunities to receive personal ministry to close out our time of teaching. While the adults are being equipped in the sanctuary, the children are having their own pre-school or kids church. Many of our youth help out or join the adults.
Family Time is in the middle
Family time is a great time to meet someone you don't know or to catch up on what is happening. We have a cup of coffee or a cookie or fruit, then gather everyone, the whole family, back in the sanctuary for announcements, testimonies, conference or missions reports and prayer for individual or corporate issues. We receive tithes and offerings and at least once a month we have communion together.
Praise and Worship wraps things up
Reedsport Foursquare has always been known for its music. We have a solid group of musicians and singers to lead us into the presence of God through worship. We love the old songs, but stay very up to date with our music. You may recognize Matt Redman, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, or a wide variety of others mixed in with a song written by our own folks. There is almost always some prophetic word or ministry time as we connect with what God wants to do in or through us. By having our worship time at the end of our service, we leave on an up beat, ready to walk out our relationship with Jesus.
Pastor Ben and his volunteers really love kids and want them to grow up knowing Jesus loves them and that church is a positive place. Their time together is filled with music, crafts, videos, puppets or any number of tools to get across the good news of the Gospel. The children are taught to worship, pray and move in all that God has for them.
In everything, we try to teach a good foundation of Bible knowledge that can be lived out at their level.
Kids Church and Pre-school Church happen during the adult teaching time, first thing Sunday morning. At it’s conclusion all of the kids and teachers join the rest of the church for family time and worship.
A nursery area and a private room are available for those parents who need space for their babies to nurse or crawl around during part of our Sunday together. Both areas are equipped with TVs showing the adult service.
If the weather is nice, there may be opportunity for classes to go outside and enjoy our playground and field. We think Kids Church should be fun, educational, and a place to build lasting relationships.
On Monday evenings we have a youth service for all young people in grades 6-12. Led by Pastors Ben and Della Hill, the service usually includes worship, teaching, prayer, practical information, and lots of hanging out just staying in touch
The youth are encouraged to have a very personal walk with Christ learning to live in the power of the Holy Spirit while growing in the Word of God. They are taught to pray for each other and for their family and school.
Many times during the year we will schedule special services . These may be any night of the week depending on the topic or purpose.
Some of the special services we've had in the past included:
Potlucks, parties, and picnics
We like to get together but try to balance out all of our busy schedules so families have time to do their own things.