what to expect

Variety… that’s what you’ll find when you visit our services. But one thing you should expect while at our church is a personal and uplifting worship experience. Our services are geared for participation. We typically worship as we live, with enthusiasm.

Bible Classes For All Ages

Every Sunday morning we offer Christian Education class for all age groups.

Child Care

We offer a nursery for infants and toddlers for all scheduled services. This loving and comfortable atmosphere helps show children at the earliest ages that church is a good place to be. Child care also frees parents for worship and reduces distractions.

Children’s Worship

We offer Bible-oriented activities for children from ages 4 to 10 years old. Our children are taught to sing, pray, memorize Scripture and learn important Bible truths. They are instructed and led in worship at their own levels.

Music

Music is a major feature of our worship, before, during and even after the service itself.

Music is more than a performance; it’s the music of worship. Our worship music style is very contemporary featuring fresh and annointed compositions, reverent worshipful choruses, and original music written by our worship team.

Worship Experience

The service may include quiet times of waiting in God’s presence, spiritually savoring the sacred atmosphere.

Other times may be vocal with collective praise as worshippers are invited to spontaneously express love and adoration to God.

In everything, a flow of worship should be evident and, despite the spontaneity and excitement, a certain properness and order.

Worship styles will reflect the spectrum of personalities. Some are quiet and reserved; some shout with joy; others are simply tender and openly emotional during times of praise or preaching. No sincere worshipper need feel out of place in our church.

Prayer

A special time in the service is devoted to prayer. Needs from inside and outside the church family frequently are made known.

The congregation prays together. All may pray aloud but conclude with a single voice, the worship leader or other designated person praying in behalf of all.

Ministry To The Sick

As in the New Testament, specific prayer may be offered for the sick. They will be invited forward to be prayed for and anointed with oil (James 5:13-16).

Giving

During the service, tithes and offerings will be received. Giving is more than a collection to pay church bills, this too is worship.

Our members feel giving the tithe (the first tenth of income) and offerings declares that God comes first. It recognizes His blessing, expresses faith and seeks His guidance in every matter in life.

The ministries of our church and globe-encircling work of the Assemblies of God are supported solely by free-will giving. However, visitors need not feel obligated to give.

Spiritual Gifts

An interesting aspect of our worship is the operation of spiritual gifts. The planned service order may be suspended as individuals speak or share as prompted by the Holy Spirit, under the supervision of the pastor (1 Corinthians 12-14).

One may speak out in an unknown tongue, a Spirit-guided language other than that of the congregation. Another individual, or perhaps the same one, will then give the interpretation.

On occasion, the Spirit may prompt someone to speak out, to prophesy, in the language of the congregation. The gift of prophecy, the gift of tongues and the gift ofinterpretation, and other spiritual gifts bring the church immediate challenge and confirm Bible truths.

Challenging Messages

The climax of the service comes with the preaching of God’s Word, the Bible, and an invitation for hearers to respond. The messages are fervent, inspiring and practical.

Our pastor or speaker may close with an invitation for those who need forgiveness in their lives to come forward and accept Christ as Savior. Those who feel a need to rededicate their lives to Christ or to pray about other concerns are also invited to come. Believers are urged to ask God for the baptism in the Holy Spirit to further empower them for Christian service. Often everyone is invited to come pray during the altar service.

Deep emotion and excitement may or may not be demonstrated at the altars, but everyone who calls on God in faith receives something.

If you’ve wondered what a Pentecostal service is like, we invite you to observe and experience God’s joy and peace that defy description. And when you visit again, come expecting. Expect a move of God not only in the service, but also in your life. We think you’ll agree that the comfort, help and strength He gives are better experienced than explained.

first time visitors

Please stop by our Welcome Room after service to meet with one of Pastoral staff members. We would love to hear about your experience and fellowship with you.

2920 W. Michigan Ave
Pensacola, FL 32526
(850) 944-5502
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