What can I expect at each service?
Sunday morning attendance is between 200 and 250 people. Our dress is a reflection of our diversity. Typically there is a balance between dress and business-casual, though you will find anything from dark suits to jeans. There is no 'dress code.'
On Sunday morning at 9:30AM we gather for an hour of Sunday School and Bible Study, in which we study the meaning of God's Word and how it applies to every area of life. We offer age-appropriate classes including young adults (Crossroads), young marrieds (Homebuilders), and other classes so you are ensured to find a group with which you have much in common. Following that, at 10:30AM, we begin gathering for our Sunday morning service. As we enter the main assembly area, our pianists or other instrumentalists play hymns and songs to prepare our hearts for worship.
The music we sing at HBC is a blend of old and new. We enjoy a careful mix of older doctrinally rich hymns together with newer hymns and choruses. We strive for music that is both doctrinal and singable. We emphasize congregational singing, which allows everyone to sing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which spotlights individuals thus creating a spectating/entertainment environment. We view the music ministry of a church as a God-given means of teaching and admonishing one another (Colossians 3:16).
Though we begin gathering earlier we officially begin at 10:45AM. During this time, we sing several songs, listen to the reading of Scripture, offer praise and prayer to God, and give our offerings to the Lord. We believe each of these is an important aspect of worship.
Preaching at HBC is largely expositional, which means we seek to give the meaning of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last between 40-45 minutes with morning service dismissing right at 12:00PM. All preaching is Christ-centered and Gospel-driven.
At 6PM we gather as a church family for a time of singing, testimony, prayer and Bible study. The sermons are geared toward application in the life of the believer and the church body. You will experience a healthy venue of biblical variety. The service concludes at 7PM by singing a hymn and reflecting on what we learned from God’s Word and each other. Spontaneous fellowship often follows as members take time to talk and enjoy each other.
Specific group activities distinguish Wednesday night.
- Truth Trackers is a children's Bible club for ages 3 through grade 6 designed to encourage the memory and application of the Bible to young lives.
- The youth group meets together with the youth pastor and his wife. Time is given for singing, Bible teaching, prayer, and an activity.
- Members and guests gather for a time of inductive Bible study in which we think through a passage of Scripture together. One of our pastors will often give a few announcements and pray. As we study the Scriptures we always ask three questions of the text we are considering: “What does it say?” “What does it mean by what it says?” and, “What does it mean for me?” Our goal in Wednesday Night Bible Study is not simply to learn from the selected text but to learn how to study the Bible and apply it to our personal lives. We take the remaining time to pray for each other, our families, our missionaries, and other needs listed. Many people come straight from work or dinner so you will find a variety of dress from casual to business casual.