When should I arrive?
Our services start at we encourage people to arrive 20 minutes early.
Is there a certain door to enter?
There are 3 main entrances (west, north, east) to the main building. However, right now we ask that everyone enter the building through the north entrance.
What’s available for kids on Sunday mornings?
At this time, we encourage families to bring their children to the worship service with them. As you enter the building, there are some children's bulletins & note-taking guides for kids available.
What happens during a worship service?
First off, all of our worship services have the same songs and sermons. We typically start our services with a few announcements of upcoming events followed by a Scripture reading that calls us to worship. Then we sing songs that point us to the truth of the gospel, teach sound doctrine, and remind us of the work of Christ. We typically sing 4-5 songs during this time.
After we finish singing, we then have the reading of the Bible passage that will be preached that morning. Upon finishing the reading of the passage, the preacher will say, “This is God’s Word”, and the congregation responds, “Amen & amen.” This is in line with Nehemiah 8 as Ezra completes the reading of the Scriptures & the people respond in Nehemiah 8:6, “Amen, Amen!” to the reading.
MBC sermons are preached from an expositional approach, meaning that the sermon seeks to highlight the point of that specific passage. As we understand the point of the passage, we then move to applying and exhorting in light of that truth. A typical MBC sermon will last 30-35 minutes. We then move to a time of response through singing.
The song that we sing to conclude our service is to reflect the truth of the passage just preached. After singing we end with the reminder of our church’s mission by reading it together: “We are on a mission superior to all other missions. To make known the gospel so that those who don’t know Christ would come to know Christ & that those who do know Christ would grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ to the glory of God.”
How often do you take communion?
The first Sunday of each month, we take time after the sermon to take communion. MBC believes that this is an act of worship for Christians and is to be taken seriously by confessing sin before God, reflecting on the finished work of Christ, and rejoicing that Christ is victorious over sin and death.
What safety measures are taken at MBC on Sundays?
Memorial Bible Church is committed to providing a safe environment for you and your family to worship. We have provided plenty of space for families to be able to practice social distancing during this time & there are also sanitizing stations & masks available.