We invite you to worship with us on Sunday morning! We would love to meet you! Below is more information to help you plan your visit and know what you can expect.
We offer small group Sunday School classes for all ages, preschool through senior adults. All groups are going through The Gospel Project, which is a Christ-Centered chronological Bible study. We have a group for you! Please click here to find out more information about our small groups, or stop by the Welcome Desk if you need help finding a class.
We gather as body on the Lord's Day for the glory of God and the edification of the saints. We sing together, read Scripture, pray, hear the Word preached, and observe the Lord's Supper and Baptism. We hope our worship services help you to know Jesus, worship Jesus, and share Jesus.
What to expect
PROFILE Age-wise, we are generationally diverse. Sunday morning attendance is between 200 and 250 people. Dress trends toward business-casual, though you can find anything from from jeans to suits. People are friendly and you can expect that several of the folks sitting around you in the service will introduce themselves.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE On Sunday morning at 9:15am, we come together for our small group Sunday School in which we study God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. You can find small group classes that are right for you and your children by visiting our Welcome Center, which is located on the first floor. Someone there will be glad to assist you. Following Sunday School, we begin our Sunday morning service at 10:30am.
FOR YOUR CHILDREN There is a nursery provided for infants during both Sunday School and the Worship Service. Wee C.A.R.E. childcare for preschool children is available during the service. After Sunday School, preschoolers can remain in their rooms for Wee C.A.R.E. during morning worship, or you are welcome to bring them to worship with you. Parents will need to pick up children Kindergarten-5th Grade from their Sunday School classes and take them to the worship service with them. During the offering, there will be a slide prompting children Kindergarten-2nd Grade to meet for Elements Kids Worship. Your kids are welcome to stay in the worship service with you, but if you would like your child to attend Elements Kids Worship, please walk your child to the foyer in the back of the sanctuary to obtain a security tag for your child. You may pick your children up from Elements Kids Worship downstairs in room 137 following the service.
OUR MUSIC The music we sing at Crabapple is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of centuries past as well as the worship songs of today. Most of us who are comfortable with one particular style have discovered that, while at Crabapple, we have come to enjoy a wide variety of music styles. We desire as much as humanly possible to be less concerned with the kind of music we like, and more concerned with the kind of worship God likes. We desire to sing songs that are doctrinally sound, theologically rich, and congregationally singable.
DURING THE SERVICE We will open with a call to worship, sing several songs, offer prayers of adoration, confession, and thanksgiving to God, hear Scripture read and explained, and give our tithes and offerings. Preaching at Crabapple is expositional, meaning that our pastor preaches through the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, seeking to explain a particular Bible passage. Sermons usually last between 35-45 minutes. They are packed with material that exhorts, encourages, challenges, confronts, and comforts folks whatever their spiritual level. All preaching is gospel-driven.
AFTER THE SERMON We have a time of response where we sing several songs. During this time, members and guests are invited to reflect on the message, come forward for encouragement and prayer, or share with others in the church how God is working in their lives. This is an appropriate time for folks who have received the Gospel or those who would like to join the church to come forward so we can follow up. Our church is like family, so you will certainly find folks hanging around after the service to talk about the sermon or to catch up with their brothers and sisters in Christ.