What to Expect
SUNDAYS AT TOWER VIEW
Visiting a church for the first time can be a little daunting.
Where do I go? Where do my kids go? Is it safe? What will the music be like? What is the teaching like? What will people be wearing? Will it be weird? Am I wasting my time only to find out that this is just not the right fit for me?
These are all valid questions to ask when looking for a new church. Here is a brief run-down of what to expect.
First of all, parking is plentiful. You should have no problem finding parking in our parking lot.
TOWER VIEW KIDS
The areas for adult worship and Tower View Kids are clearly marked with signs. If you are dropping your children off before the service, give yourself a few extra minutes to get them checked in properly by our children’s workers. We take your kids safety very seriously by doing full background checks on every single person serving with Tower View Kids. Classes are fun and biblical truth is emphasized.
WHAT TO WEAR
You are welcome to wear a suit and tie if that’s what you are used to, but you may be the only one dressed up that much!
OUR SUNDAY SERVICES
After dropping off your children, make your way to the adult worship space (sanctuary). There are greeters who can answer many basic questions. You will notice a pretty easy-going environment where people are dressed casually.
If you arrive early, you’ll have no problem getting a seat of your choice. If you arrive a little late and the room looks full, don’t worry . . . we’ll help direct you to an open spot.
Beginning. On Sunday morning at 9:00 A.M. we come together for Sunday School class, in which we learn about God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Following that, we begin our Sunday morning service at 10:30 A.M.. As we find our seats in the sanctuary, we sing songs to prepare our hearts for the service.
Music. The music we sing at Tower View is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the past and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first century. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at Tower View, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
Body of Service. Our service formally begins at 10:30 A.M., led most often by pastoral staff member. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture read, and give our offerings and tithes.
Sermons. Preaching at Tower View is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular biblical passage. Sermons usually last around 30-40 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. On a regular basis, our sermon series alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Post Sermon. A typical service is finished by 11:45 A.M. We encourage our church to stay after the service to spur fellowship. Sometime later, you might still find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week.