A typical Sunday morning at Evangel includes nursery for children under 3, and Sunday School classes for 3 year olds through adults starting at 9:30 AM. Following Sunday School is the Worship Service in the sanctuary at 10:45 AM. We have a very intentional order of service, in which we focus on preparing our hearts for reverent worship. We do this through beautiful, Christ-focused music; a responsive reading chosen for that day and led by the pastor; and Scripture reading and prayer of confession, verbalizing our recognition of our own sin and great need for a Savior, which we read together as a congregation. Our Pastors preach directly from the Bible, and take very seriously their responsibility to teach truth, encourage the congregation, and spur us all on to a closer, more effective walk with Jesus. Some special mornings, there may be new members introduced, new babies baptized, or communion (observed the first Sunday of each month). You can find more information on ways to plug in or find answers to other questions at our Welcome Center.
What should I wear?
At Evangel, we have a wide variety of people who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, so you will see some people in more casual jeans and shirts and others in suits or dresses. Our pastors take their calling as shepherds of God’s people very seriously, so you will find that they wear a suit as they lead the Worship Service. Whatever you wear, we will be happy to have you with us!
What will my kids do?
We offer a nursery for children three and under, but we know that every family has different desires and needs, so if you prefer your children sit quietly with you in Sunday School and/or Worship Service, that is perfectly acceptable. In the nursery, the children have two teachers who play, read Bible stories, lead the children in songs, and give them a small snack.
In the elementary Sunday school classes, the Show Me Jesus curriculum from Great Commission Publications is taught in the following age groups: three years through kindergarten, 1-3rd grades, and 4th– 5th grades. Junior High and High School students each have Sunday School classes where they discuss how doctrine and theology impact our everyday life.
During Worship Service, the nursery is available for children up to age three, or you are welcome to have your young children sit with you in church. Children three and up typically sit with their parents through the music, corporate prayer, and scripture reading, then are dismissed to Children’s Church just before the sermon begins. We also provide a Special Needs Access room where you can see and hear the Worship Service but have some privacy and control over the environment.
In addition to Sunday school classes and children’s church, we have Sunday evening Kids’ Quest for kids aged preschool-5th grade, and Youth Group for 6th-12th grades. Kids’ Quest is a catechism program that incorporates Bible teaching and fun activities with learning catechism questions and answers. The children’s catechism covers important truths like the nature of God, the sin of humans, the Gospel of Jesus, and the Ten Commandments.