What time do services start?
We have Sunday School classes for all ages starting at 9:15 AM, with the exception of the Summer quarter when we typically do not have classes. From 10 until 10:30, we have a time of fellowship, followed by our worship service at 10:30. We also have a variety of bible studies, home groups, and other meetings that take place throughout the week. Please see our calendar for updates.
Where are you located?
Our church is located at 288 Old Highway 431 in Owens Cross Roads, directly across the street from Hampton Cove Elementary School. Click on the address for directions.
What is your worship like?
We have a blended style of worship that is true to the Reformed Christian faith. We sing traditional hymns as well as more contemporary songs. Each service lasts about an hour and a half and features times of prayer and confession, responsive reading, corporate worship, scripture reading, a sermon, and the Lord’s Supper.
When do you take the Lord’s Supper?
The center of Jesus’ celebration with his disciples was the institution of the Lord’s Supper. Because of its tremendous significance, we take the Lord’s Supper every week at the conclusion of the sermon. Our belief is that communion is one of God’s means of grace, helping us to grow in our desire for Christ.
How can I become a member?
We welcome into our local body, without reservation or bias, anyone who trusts in Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. With membership comes great privilege and blessing as well as great responsibility. As such, we view it as far more than a mere formality. If you desire to pursue membership, please see one of the elders or deacons to sign up for the New Members class. These classes are offered several times a year and will help you understand the beliefs and overall philosophy of our church. Attending the class does not obligate you to become a member, but class attendance is mandatory for everyone before joining.
What about giving?
At Christ Presbyterian, we have chosen not to pass an offering plate. While some may find that strange, we strongly encourage all believers to participate in growing God’s kingdom by giving of your time, talents, and financial resources. We receive monetary contributions to our ministry via the offering boxes set up at the rear of the sanctuary. If there is some other area you would like to serve, please see one of the deacons for assistance.
How is your leadership set up?
We believe the local body of Christ is best governed by a fellowship of elders. This group of men, known as the Session, both oversee the congregation’s corporate spiritual growth and guide the direction of church ministry. Serving also with the elders are deacons, whose responsibilities include caring for the property and ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of those inside and outside the church. Both our elders and deacons are elected by congregational vote on the basis of the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Together, the service of the elders and the deacons furthers the gospel ministry in word and deed. More information about our form of church government can be found in the Book of Church Order.
If I have a need or concern, who should I contact?
It is our duty and privilege to care for our members, their families, and the community at large. If you need prayer or other assistance, please contact one of the deacons.