What to Expect
The best way to get to know TBC is to stop by on a Sunday morning. We've provided below a description of each of our weekly gatherings so that you'll know what to expect. Generally, our services are characterized by solemn contemplation of the Bible and its doctrines, passionate corporate singing, and friendly interaction with one another and our guests.
TIME, LOCATION, & DRESS
We meet on Sundays at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. We also gather midweek (Wednesday at 6:30 PM) for a time of fellowship, prayer, and Bible Study.
Each of our weekly meetings is unique and is intended to help us fulfill our purpose of celebrating the gospel, living the gospel, and sharing the gospel. Dress is business casual on Sunday morning and more relaxed at the other gatherings.
On Sunday morning at 9:45 we come together for an hour of small group Bible Study. The purpose of these classes is to help us understand the word of God, its application for our lives, and to help us develop meaningful relationships that build us up in the faith. We offer classes for all ages and a nursery.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
Our morning worship service begins at 11:00 AM. We sing a mixture of doctrinally rich hymns and passionate choruses, seeking to worship in spirit and truth. We offer prayers, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, and give our financial offerings. The primary element of our service is the preaching of God's word. Preaching at TBC is expositional, that is, the point of the sermon is the point of the Bible passage being studied. We believe that Scripture-based, Christ-centered, relevant preaching is vitally important, so we typically devote about 35-40 minutes to the sermon. After that, we sing a song that allows us to respond to God's Word. After the service, many people will hang around, talking and getting to know each other better or helping each other apply the sermon to their personal lives.
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP
Our evening worship service--a mix of singing, sharing and praying--begins at 6:00 PM. For about 15 minutes we sing a blend of contemporary and traditional music. We take time to share matters for prayer from both our corporate and individual lives. We then lift up our petitions and praises to God. After that, there is an expositional sermon. The evening sermon typically comes from the opposite Testament than the morning sermon.
Our midweek meeting is on Wednesday night. The scheduled activities include AWANA for children age 4-grade 5, youth Bible study, a Bible study for ladies, and a gathering for adults where we share prayer concerns and pray over the needs of our individual lives, church body, community, and nation.