The following brief descriptions of each of our weekly services are provided to help guests understand how we gather as a church. The foundation for our gatherings is a focused contemplation of the Bible and its doctrines through preaching, teaching, and devotions. At LCoB we are also committed to worshipping God through joyful corporate singing and friendly interaction with one another and our guests. After reading these overviews of our church meetings, we encourage and invite you to join us in living them out as we gather together to praise our God and draw near to Him.
People LCoB is made up of people of all ages, while on average we are young. Attendance on Sunday mornings is between 150 and 200 people. Dress styles vary and you can find anything from suits to denim and pumps to flip-flops. People are welcoming, though we encourage you to be bold and introduce yourself.
Music The music we sing at LCoB is a mix of old and new. We sing songs – both traditional hymns and contemporary choruses – that exalt our great God and remind us of His character and actions. Our worship is always rooted in the Cross. We sing as a congregation, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice.
Sermons Preaching at LCoB is expositional, meaning that it seeks to unpack the meaning of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last between 30-45 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. Generally, our sermon series find us in one book of the Bible at a time. All preaching is gospel-driven and highlights God’s plan of salvation through the finished work of Christ Jesus on the cross throughout both the Old and New Testaments.
Post Sermon A typical service finishes around 11am. An Interlude follows immediately after the service to encourage fellowship. We provide light refreshments downstairs until LifeGroups and Sunday School begin at 11:20am. Following LifeGroups, you will typically find folks engaging in informal fellowship until we depart for home.
Members and visitors to our church assemble at 6:30pm for an inductive Bible study in which we work through a passage of Scripture together. We open with prayer and then launch into our study of the Word. Our goal is not simply to learn from the selected text, but to learn how to study the Bible in our private devotions and apply it to our personal lives.
Our Wednesday Night Bible Study is more casual than Sunday morning as members freely participate in the textual discussion, some focusing on the meaning of a particular verse, others looking more at how that verse affects some aspect of their spiritual life. Our discussion wraps up around 7:30pm, we pray, and are dismissed.