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11 years ago  ::  Oct 13, 2007 - 2:46PM #1
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What do you like about your church? Please share your wonderful stories with us.
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10 years ago  ::  Jan 20, 2008 - 8:32PM #2
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I'll tell you about my church.    It's up north, bible thumping. God fearing and lots of fun.   The pastor can't sing but knows how to preach.  It doesn't take in any money (lots of lower income folks)  but everyone knows each other and is there for one another.  If you came for the sermon only you'd love it.  If you came for looks or comfy seats you won't stay.
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10 years ago  ::  Jun 28, 2008 - 6:23AM #3
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I love our church. Its small and is very family friendly, unlike most high profile churches that I have gone to.  Finally got my husband into church and had to pray him in. Pastor is a real trip. Very open and loving to all that attend. In short.., we are a family.  We're here in the tidwater area of Virginia, thats Norfolk to you all that don't know the area.
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9 years ago  ::  Nov 22, 2008 - 10:26PM #4
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Well, we were founded in 2005 when a group of about 24 of us broke off from a church that had fallen into some false teachings and Unbiblical practices.

We now have just over three hundred people and we're planning our third building. We recently bought an old Grange Hall that sits on a couple hundred acres.

We're very big on Bible training and offer several classes that are very similar to classes you would find in a good seminary.

I teach OT Survey I&II, Church History I&II, Fundamentals of the Faith, and America's Godly Heritage. There are seven other classes you can take and we're going to be expanding as time goes on.

What makes our Bible school so unique is that it's completely, 100% free. On average, it costs between $65 and $80 per class and most people understand that, while we don't charge tuition, that money still has to come from somewhere, so they voluntarily pay it and we have a fund set up to cover people who want to take classes, but don't think they can afford it. You'd be surprised how many people have a really hard time grasping the concept of "FREE". I can't tell you how many people have told me, "I'd really like to take the classes, but I can't afford it." When we say, "That's OK. It doesn't cost anything", they say "Free? Wow! That's terrific!...but I can't afford it."

We also operate two rescue missions that provide a number of services for people with all sorts of needs. Again, completely free. We don't charge for anything. 

We're also very big on evangelism. That's another of the reasons for our explosive growth. About 1/3 or a little more of our members are recent converts.

We have an evangelism team of about 40 people and we go all over to share the Gospel.

I love our little church. It's as close-knit as any church I've ever been a part of.
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9 years ago  ::  May 25, 2009 - 12:42PM #5
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I attend a church which is affiliated with both the Conservative Baptists and Southern Baptists

We use The New International Version in our public worship and we use a mixture of hymns and contemporary praise music in our service ( although I'd prefer we use more hymns).

Our sunday school has the same general classes and some specialised classes. We have several small groups that meet over the course of the week in people's homes.

We are engaged in a  variety of community outreaches in our city and we support foreign missions zealously. We often send groups out on short term missions.

Our building is currently undergoing  renovation to make the facilities more effective and safer(unfortunately, safety for our church family and visitors has become a concern)

I hope that is a good and faithful description of my home church.

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