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Common Questions

 

What Denomination are you?

Tri-City Bible Church is not part of any denomination, but we identify theologically with the Reformed, Baptist, and Premillennial traditions. Essentially we believe that God is sovereign in salvation, only believers should be baptized, and God has a future plan for Israel when he will fulfill all his promises as he made them in the Old Testament.

What do you believe? What kind of church are you?

Our church bylaws contain all the important information about what we believe and how we function as a church.

How many people are at your church?

On average about 250 people attend every Sunday.

What should I wear?

It’s not that important to us. You’re important, and we want to make you feel welcome at our church even if it’s the first time you’ve ever been to one.

What should I do after Church?

We’d love to meet you and answer any questions you might have. If you turn to the person beside you and ask to be introduced to the pastor that would be especially great. Our pastor and the other elders would love to talk to you and make you feel at home.

I just want to visit. Are you going to make this awkward?

No. Feel free to just show up and check it out. No one will make you stand up or identify yourself as a visitor.

I have young children. What should I do with them?

First of all, we love kids. Our children’s program is exciting, Bible based, and led by some of the best people you’ll ever meet. Feel free to contact our Children’s Ministry Pastor ahead of time if you have any questions, or check out the information page on our website.

I have teenagers. What should I do with them?

High School and Junior High students (beginning at 6th grade) are full participants in our congregation. We believe that they need to be exposed to corporate worship, the exposition of God’s Word, and fellowship with the full Body of Christ from an early age.

How do I get to know people more closely?

The best way to build relationships is through regular attendance at our weekly services, participation in our Bible studies for both men and women, and joining a small group that meets close to your home.

What do you do in your Church service?

We sing both tradition songs from a hymnal and new songs that fit into our philosophy of music. We also pray, read Scripture, and listen to a sermon from a portion of God’s Word.

Does your church take an offering? Do you expect me to give money?

Our regular attenders and members of the church are responsible for paying the expenses. They understand that God has called us to use our resources to support the work of the ministry here and around the world. Our visitors are our guests, and it’s our joy to offer you a place to worship God with no fear that someone will expect you give money.

What’s the Sermon like?

We are a church that sees a critical need for expository preaching. This means every Sunday one of our pastors will clearly teach through the Word of God verse-by-verse. We desire to know God, and to love Christ more. This happens through the teaching of His Word that was inspired by, and is illuminated by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Will you be serving communion? Can I partake of it?

The first Sunday of every month we celebrate The Lord’s Table, or Communion. This is a time when believers celebrate the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ who paid, in full, the penalty for our sin. This wonderful time of remembrance is open to anyone who has repented of their sin and believed in Jesus Christ as their only hope for reconciliation with God. You can read more about the importance of Communion here, or watch a sermon about it here.

What do you believe about baptism?

At Tri-City Bible Church, we practice baptism of adults by immersion, which best represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:1-5) and symbolizes the burial of the old self and the emerging of a “new creation” in our own lives as we seek to walk and grow with Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). A more detailed explanation can be found here.