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What is a Sunday morning service like?
At our worship services you can expect to be greeted by someone and handed a bulletin that tells you a little about our church.
The service will start with music and singing. It’s okay if you don’t know the songs. We stand for most of the singing, and occasionally someone might raise their hands while worshiping God. Our music is what we call a “blended” worship style, meaning that we sing some praise songs and some hymns. But even the hymns are sung in a casual style.
There will be announcements, prayer, and a Bible reading. The offering plate will be passed through the congregation so that regular attenders can give back to God some of what he has given us. Then Pastor Naas will preach from the Word of God. On the first Sunday of the month, we will celebrate communion. Everyone who wants to receive the bread and wine walks forward to the servers. The service usually ends with another song.
What about my kids?
Our very attentive nursery workers are happy to care for your small children during the service. This includes babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Children kindergarten and older are welcome in our worship services. Activity flyers are available as you walk in the door.
We also have Kids Spiritual Formation classes, during the school year, at 9:15 a.m. before the worship service. This is a time for them to learn about the Bible and how to get to know Jesus.
All of our children’s and youth workers have had recent background checks and go through a screening and training process to ensure that all children at our church are safe in their care. You can ask at the office to see our Children’s Workers Policy Book.
Do you have a youth group?
We are just beginning to gather a group of middle school students who want to experience God together. Currently we don’t have enough high school students to have a full youth group, but as our church grows, we hope to offer this soon.
Youth have always been very important to our congregation and we look forward to serving teens as soon as possible. The groups of teens who have come out of our congregation have always been very close and many go on to serve in ministry.
Will I be asked for money?
We do not expect visitors to give when the offering plate is passed. This is a chance for regular attenders to express their thanks to God through financial contributions. On any given week we might have another fundraising effort going on to raise money for missions or the less fortunate. Our goal is to never use pressure tactics, but only to educate people about the needs of the world and give opportunities for people to give as they wish. We never expect visitors to give to our causes.
What kinds of things do you do here?
Hang around for a while, and you will find that we do a lot besides worship on Sunday mornings! We have Bible studies and other small groups, special Lent and prayer groups in people’s homes, potlucks, parties, service projects, sports events, family nights, and missions trips. You can explore these opportunities under the Ministries and Events tabs.
What’s a Covenant church?
Faith Covenant is a part of the Evangelical Covenant denomination. This means we share common beliefs and can do bigger things as part of a larger organization. Our pastors receive support and training, and we can be part of missions and relief efforts all over the world.
The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world.
You can find out more here.
We have a spiritual formation hour, during the months of September through May, for kids, teens, and adults beginning at 9:15 a.m. Our worship services are Sunday mornings at 10:30, and usually last about an hour.
During the service, there is a nursery for children younger than school age.
Directions & Map
Coming from Powers Blvd.: Turn west onto Barnes Rd (across from Sky Sox stadium). Go over the top of the hill to the first light at Iron Horse Trail. Turn left onto Iron Horse and then right into our parking lot.
From Academy Blvd.: Take Austin Bluffs Parkway east. Turn right onto Barnes Rd. Continue past Doherty High School and Oro Blanco. Faith Covenant will be on your right.