Who We Are
We are a church in Eaton Rapids that exists to glorify God through Christ-centered Biblical teaching, humble prayer, dedicated fellowship, selfless service & honest praise. Our foundation is the Lord, Jesus Christ and our code of guidance in all that we do is the Word of God.
What To Expect
Defining markers of our church & worship
Every word in the Bible is the perfect, sufficient and enduring truth of God and as such demands our diligent study. The goal of each of our Sunday morning messages is to walk through and expose the meaning of the Bible, verse by verse, so that we can humbly, joyfully and zealously submit to it & apply it to our lives.
We believe there is great power, not in prayer itself, but in God whom we are praying to. Jesus is recorded 25 times praying to God the Father in the Gospels. Prayer was a pervasive and vital part of Jesus' earthly ministry and as followers of Jesus, we are commanded to be like Jesus and pray without ceasing. We take seriously our call to pray and are committed to growing in prayer individually, with our families, and with the entire church body.
We seek to resist the cultural influence towards religious entertainment and emotionalism. Though true worship will naturally fill our hearts with emotion, we aren't seeking to "create an atmosphere" to excite emotion and thus lead people to a false sense of worship. We are blessed with incredibly talented musicians who lead us in singing praises to our God through Christ-centered doctrinally sound music with theirs and our aim being to exalt Christ both in word and manner of worship.
We believe there is great value in having all ages worshipping together and incorporated into the main worship service. It is our great joy to have all generations serving, growing and worshipping the Lord alongside each-other in all aspects of church ministry and worship.
The Bible is at the center of all that we do. We are committed to studying God's word together so that we can grow together in relationship and fellowship and encourage, challenge and help each other become the disciples God has called us to be.
Together We Pray
Our Year of Focus on Prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:17 calls all who follow Jesus to “pray without ceasing” and it is our commitment and desire to obey this wonderful command for God's glory. Starting in May 2023 and on into the following year, we are going to be preaching on, reading about, writing about and gathering in prayer as often as we can . It is our hope that as we prioritize this focus - individual, family, and church-wide God-pleasing prayer becomes more and more abundant in all of our lives.
Below are listings of several books, blogs, and events that we encourage you to read and participate in in hopes that God will use it to grow you in your commitment to prayer.