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Our Sunday School is made up of children from ages 4-12. Children will participate in praise & worship in the mornings and then go to Sunday School during the sermon. While in Sunday School, your children will learn a lesson, make a craft and then have some fun time. We also send them home with a sack lunch so we can make sure all of our children are being fed. Our current curriculum is Deep Blue Kids. The lessons carry over to the Wednesday Night Kids' LifeGroups at 7:00PM. Please take a moment to meet our Sunday School team...
Meet Julie ~ She is one of our Sunday School teachers. During the week she is a hospice nurse. She is married to her wife Mindy and has two sons and a daughter. In addition to teaching the little ones, she also teaches the Adult LifeGroup on Wednesdays and preaches on some Thursday Mid-Week services. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading. She received her Associate Ministers Licence from Reconciling Pentecostals International Fellowship in 2017.
Meet Kathy Jo ~ She is one of our Sunday School teachers. During the week she is a stay at home mom and cleans houses part-time. She is married to her husband Shawn and has one son, Anthony. In addition to teaching the little ones, she also teaches the Adult LifeGroup on Wednesdays, preaches on some Thursday Mid-Week services and leads our homeless outreach. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her family and helping others.
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Meet Mindy ~ She is one of our Sunday School teachers. During the week she is a licensing worker for a foster care agency. She is married to her wife Julie and has two sons and a daughter. In addition to teaching the little ones, she also assists with the children's LifeGroups on Wednesdays. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching beauty pageants with her mother.
Meet Adrea ~ She is one of our Sunday School teachers. During the week she is a full-time college student. She is married to her wife Jill and has three sons. She is also a co-owner of MadCo Candles & More. In her spare time, she likes to read, listen to music and spend time with her family.
Sunday School Youth Mentors/Helpers:
What's offered on Sundays:
- Prayer Time
- Sunday School
- Children's Bus Ministry
We offer time in the mornings to prepare yourself for service. The church doors open at 10:00 AM for morning prayer. People usually pray for a while by themselves and then we gather in a circle up front for some corporate prayer. Morning prayer is a great way to shake off the things that are burdening you and to prepare yourself for worship with the Lord. After prayer, you are welcome to fellowship or hang out on our big front porch while you wait for the main service to begin.
Our main service starts off with praise and worship. We generally play music for around 45 minutes which allows people to get checked into service and be ministered to. You are welcome to stay in your seat during this time, but our church is a little different; we want people to be touched, ministered to and prayed for during this time, so we invite everyone to the front so we can praise and worship together. Why wait for the alter call to get prayed for or ministered to? Our church is also demonstrative in our praise and worship. You will see people raising their hands, clapping, dancing, jumping, shouting, kneeling or praying during this time. It is biblical that we give the Lord all of our praise and worship. Church is meant to be fun, not boring. If you can dance at a party or cheer for your favorite team, then you can do the same for Jesus. For more information and scripture references, please review our Praise and Worship page. Our praise and worship service is concluded with our weekly announcements and the giving of our tithe and offerings.
Pastor Lenny typically delivers the sermon on Sunday mornings unless we would happen to have a guest speaker. He has a relaxed preaching style where he preaches from a bar table and mostly walks around while he's preaching. He typically wears jeans with a button up shirt or an Impact365 shirt, so feel free to dress casual as well. He likes to preach in a style where everyone can understand and follow along. He also includes his own testimonies as he preaches.
Our nursery is set up for children ages 0-4 years. The children are allowed to play during service and they will receive a snack. They are also sent home with a sack lunch. The nursery workers are made up of teachers, deacons and volunteers that rotate on a weekly basis. We also have a youth helper in the room as well to provide assistance with bathroom breaks or other needs.
Our church bus is available to pick up children ages 4 and up. Depending on how many children are riding that day, we typically begin picking up around 9:30-10:00 AM. The children will hang out in the basement before church starts, participate in praise and worship and then be released for Sunday School (ages 4-12). Ages 13 and up will remain in the sanctuary during the sermon. All children will be sent home with a sack lunch. For more information about this service or to request a pickup, please refer to our bus ministry page.
After preaching, Pastor Lenny will often invite the congregation up front so they can reflect on what the Lord is saying to us through the message that we just heard. This is also a time where you can receive personal prayer.