We gather on Sunday mornings with the purpose of focusing on God and His glory! To do this, we spend time singing about Him, listening to preaching about Him from His Word – the Bible, and enjoying sweet fellowship with His people. The service typically starts at 10:45 a.m. and ends between 11:45 a.m. and noon. Our music is very simple – usually accompanied by piano and a small orchestra – so that we can hear our voices sing wonderful truth about God. Don’t worry about what to wear; anything is fine. Once the singing is finished, we have a children’s program available for those little ones who may struggle to sit through the sermon.
If you are interested in further study of God’s Word, join us for Sunday School. We have nursery care available for the babies and toddlers, and then there are classes for every age group up from there! Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m.
We participate in many of the same activities – worship, preaching, and fellowship. Usually the evening sermon follows the same theme of the morning sermon, but from a different portion of Scripture.
On Wednesdays, the adults meet for Bible study and prayer at 7:00 p.m. We typically study Scripture for 20-30 minutes, share a few prayer requests, and pray together in small groups. The Maranatha Youth, for students in 7th-12th grades, meets at 6:45 p.m. and our children’s program – AWANA – starts at 6:45 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the preaching like?
The preaching here at MBC is intended to bring glory to God by clearly explaining His Word. Our preaching is “expository” in that we preach from a section of God’s Word by clearly explaining its meaning, offering clear and practical application, and calling for change in response to the glory of God. Sermons typically last 30-45 minutes.
What’s the music like?
Our music is very simple – usually accompanied by piano and a small orchestra – so that we can hear our voices sing wonderful truth about God. We sing a mix of hymns – some of the old classics like Amazing Grace and Great is Thy Faithfulness, as well as some rich newer hymns. This mix gives us a nice balance, sometimes using a hymnal, and other times using the digital display. In either case, we encourage worshipers to sing out in vibrant praise to our glorious God and truths that teach and encourage one another.
Do I need a Bible?
Most of our activities and events focus on God’s Word, so you’ll be greatly helped by having a copy of Scripture. If you don’t have a Bible, let us know and we’ll get a copy for you to have, for free! Any translation is fine. Most often, the preaching is from the NKJV.
What time does it start and end?
Our morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. and ends by noon. Sunday School classes precede the service and last from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Come a little early to enjoy some fellowship and a cup of coffee before either Sunday School or the morning worship service.
What’s available for my children?
You can read about our children’s ministries in more detail on our Ministries Page, under Children. We offer Sunday School classes for all ages, children’s church during the worship service, and Wednesday night AWANA clubs. Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers. All our adult workers must clear a full background check before they are allowed to serve in our children’s ministries.
Will I be asked to give money?
Absolutely not! We do have many members and regular attenders who want to give a donation to God’s work in the church, as a part of their cheerful worship to God. Most services, we give them that opportunity by passing an offering plate around the auditorium. We encourage our guests not to give anything – we are just glad you’ve joined us for the service, and we don’t want anything to be a distraction from the primary focus – God and His glory.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you’d like! If you are worried about fitting in, don’t be. We try to keep the focus of our services on God, and we want to help you to know Him. If it helps, most of our folks dress up a little bit for church – jeans or khakis and a collared shirt – but you’ll see everything from suits to shorts.