What to Expect when Visiting Word of Grace:
WHO IS THERE?
WOG is comprised of married and single adults, and children of all ages. Families and their children worship together. There is a private area to nurse, change diapers or deal with behavior. We have multiple glider rockers in the worship area for our parents of infants to use.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?
We strive to begin our worship at 10:30am each Sunday morning. This time includes corporate prayer, singing, scripture reading, a sermon, the Lords Supper and a Q&A time.
We enjoy a fellowship meal typically at 12:30pm.
DESCRIBE THE WORSHIP TIME:
Our Sunday gatherings begins with corporate prayer as Pastor Ferebee leads us usually following the A.C.T.S. (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication) This is truly a time of corporate prayer in which anyone in the congregation, even children, are encouraged to pray aloud for all to hear. This time will vary each Sunday as we allow everyone time to pray.
Our formal worship times are comprised of:
Singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (we sing a Psalm from “Psalter,” a couple of hymns and biblically sound choruses)
CATECHISM & SCRIPTURE READING:
We typically review a section of the Children’s Catechism corporately to teach and reinforce sound doctrine with our children.
There is also a time of Scripture reading, which is either the text being exposited that day or a corresponding section of scripture.
Word Of Grace is committed to a systematic study of the Bible via expository preaching through entire books of Bible. All ages are together for the teaching of the God’s word.
We are currently studying the book of Genesis.
Every week we observe the Lord's Supper. The elements of The Lord’s table are to be received only by individuals who are baptized believers in good standing with their local church.
Pastor Ferebee asks the Lord’s blessing on the elements and delegates the serving to men of each household who in turn serve the qualifying members of the family.
Individual Families gather and pray before receiving communion.
If you are a baptized believer, we welcome you to participate if you are in good standing with your local church.
After Communion there is a time of Interacting with the Sermon or Judging.
In I Corinthians 14 the Apostle Paul instructs the church in orderly worship. In verse 29 he instructs that after the teaching the rest of the men should “Judge” (kjv), “pass Judgement” (nasb), “Weigh” (esv) the teaching.
This is time of Q&A or “judging” in which men are encouraged to ask any questions of the preacher, share any insights or applications.
Every week we enjoy a FELLOWSHIP MEAL. Each family brings a “covered dish” that we combine for what we call a "pot-providence" meal. This is not just a “feed your face” time… Acts speaks about breaking bread together. This time is strategically a time for Iron to Sharpen Iron, for relationships to flourish and for Titus 2 relationships (older teaching younger) to be fostered.
There is not set time to leave, yet most leave by 2:30pm. We also encourage our people to employ hospitality, inviting each other into homes.
WORD OF GRACE OFFERS:
- A systematic study of the Bible, teaching the doctrinal foundations of the Christian Faith.
- Family Integrated prayer, worship and fellowship. "Families stay TOGETHER."
- Biblical instruction in areas of parenting, marriage and finance.
- Family curriculum for memorizing scripture and catechism.
- Women of Grace Bible Studies / accountability with other women age 13 and up that will refresh and encourage.
- Men of Grace Bible Studies gatherings with men 13 and up for accountability and training.
- A noon meal together each Sunday to nurture relationships with other WOG families.
- Childcare: Younger children and babies stay with mom and dad. There is a private area to nurse, change diapers or deal with behavior. We have multiple glider rockers in the worship area for our parents of infants to use.