What to Expect

It's always nice to know what to expect before you walk into a new place. If you’re planning to join us for on a Sunday morning, here are some frequently asked questions that will help you know what to expect.


What do we want for you?

We want to help you connect to one true God, Jesus Christ. 


What should I expect when I visit?

You can expect a warm greeting, free coffee, and a worship service that is designed to give glory to God, with an expectation that He would change us as we submit to His will and Word. 


What does Northwest have for my family?

We have programs for all ages from infants to seniors. Programs include classes for nursery-pre-teens.  Our Junior High and High School students meet on Sunday evening.  We offer a Sunday morning Bible study at 9am that meets before our service begins.  


What should I wear?

We encourage you to wear what you feel comfortable in. Whether it is a suit and tie or flip-flops and a t-shirt, we are more concerned with what's going on in your heart than what you're wearing. 


Can I talk and pray with someone?

We have a wonderful team of pastors and elders that would love to meet you and pray with you.  We want to serve you in whatever way we can.  

Praise & Worship

Generally our services last around 90 minutes.  During this time one of the things we do is sing.  We utilize contemporary song and even hymns from the past using all kinds of different instruments and even styles of music.  We do all this because God is worthy of our praise.  He is the Creator of all things.  He loves us, provides for us.  He give us grace, mercy and hope.  We cannot help but lift up the name of Jesus in praise because of all that He is and all that He has done.

Preaching

At Northwest we believe that God speaks, He reveals His will for us.  We believe that He primarily does this through His Word, the Bible.  Because of that, each week as we gather, we do so expecting to hear from God as we read and study His Word.  When you come, expect to hear a message taught directly from the Bible.  It's our normal practice to teach right through books of the Bible.  We believe that by doing so we can better understand the context, the original audience, the message and then make proper application for our lives.  We believe the Holy Spirit is at work as the Word of God is preaches.

Communion

Our church family shares communion together every weekend to remember Christ’s sacrificial death for our sins.  We invite all believers to take part with us.  The communion trays will be passed with the bread and the cups of juice.  The bread reminding us of Jesus' body broken, and given for for.  The cup reminds us of Jesus' blood shed for our sins.  Once all have received the bread and cup a leader will guide us as we partake together.

Giving

Our God is a giver and as His people we are too.  We give because He first gave to us.  Each week when we gather we encourage people to give as an act of worship.  We give to the Lord in response to His gracious gifts to us.  Typically as we end our service, baskets will be passed giving those gathered an opportunity to give.  


If you are visiting with us please don't feel obligated to give.  We welcome you as our guests.