Jesus said that God the Father is seeking people to worship Him "in spirit and truth" (John 4:23-24). That is precisely what we seek to be and do when we come together on Sunday mornings. We long for God the Father to show us His Son, Jesus Christ, through His Word and so be transformed (2 Corinthians 3:18). So then we pray that God the Father would show us His Son by commissioning His Spirit to work in us by illuminating the truths of the gospel (2 Cor. 4:5-6). We hope and pray that our Sunday gathering provides us hope from the Word and builds unity and harmony among His people, all to the glory of His name (Romans 15:5-6).
Preaching. When we meet together we take significant time to preach God's gospel from the Bible. We make no apologies for this because we know that the truth is what sets us free (John 8:32); the truth makes us wise for salvation (2 Timothy 3:15); the truth equips us for good work (2 Timothy 3:17); and it's the truth of the gospel that trains us to renounce sinful behaviors and become zealous to do good (Titus 2:11-14). So we take significant time to preach about the truth – about Jesus Christ – and the common response from folks is, "Over so soon?"
Children. We encourage parents to keep their children with them in the service. We find great value in parents and children hearing the same message on Sunday mornings and being able to converse about it later. This often takes some training and preparation on the part of both parents and children but it's worth the effort. If you would like to read more about what this effort and preparation can look like, we invite you to read this article from John and Noelle Piper [web link | download pdf] on their experience with this. We also offer children's bulletins. Children often enjoy drawing what they're hearing in the sermon. To encourage our young artists we pick a drawing and print it on the cover of each week's children's bulletin.
Children's Church. We also know that this practice is not common and is not always practicable or desirable for everyone. So we gladly offer Children's Church as well. Children can be dismissed after the offering, just before the sermon.
Cry Room. We also offer a cry room equipped with video from the main auditorium. Separate space for either nursing mothers or other caregivers is available. The cry room is located on the east hallway (the left hallway as you enter the auditorium).
Ways to Serve. For those who call EFree "home" we have multiple opportunities to serve on Sunday mornings. These opportunities include:
– Children's Sunday School and Children's Church
– Sound & Tech
If you would like to express interest in serving one of these areas or some other way, feel free to talk to an elder or pastor, call the church office, or fill out the form below: