SCHEDULE OF CHURCH MEETINGS
9:40 Fellowship and Library Q&A
9:55 Musical Call to Worship
10:00 Pastoral Call to First Bible Reading
11:00-11:10 Visitor greeting and break
12:00 Benediction and Dismissal
A Sunday morning at our church consists of greeting and fellowship time, library resource question and answer, checkout and returns time, a musical and pastoral call to worship, public reading of Scripture, prayer, congregational singing, and expository teaching from the Bible. We encourage open, yet respectful and reverent interaction from the congregation during our teaching time (1 Cor. 14:26-40; Heb. 10:24-25). All interaction should be edifying and relevant to the discussion. Believing women can make brief edifying comments; however, any teaching or protracted discussion is done only by the believing men of our congregation (1 Tim. 2:11-12; 1 Cor. 14:33b-35). Any disagreements with the teacher should be respectfully discussed with him after the service. Statements made before the congregation during any service are subject to moderation by our elders (1 Cor. 14:29; Tit. 1:9).
We are a family integrated church. Our children remain with their parents during the service to learn God�s word right alongside them. We believe that children can hear and learn God�s Word by God�s grace (Eph. 6:1-3; Col. 3:20). Because a typical teaching time lasts 45-60 minutes, we take a break halfway through to accommodate young children. We provide a crying room should a child become upset during the service. We encourage parents to take their children there until the child is calm and then return to worship.
12 noon - Lord�s Supper Fellowship Meal (1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays only)
To promote Christian fellowship and hospitality in our body, we share lunch together and incorporate the Lord�s Supper into those meals. Visiting guests are encouraged to stay for lunch and if they are Christians, and in good standing with their home church, we encourage their participation with us in the Lord's Supper (1 Cor. 11:18-22, 27-33).
6:30 p.m. - Sunday Evening Fellowships (see �Event Calendar� for scheduling)
Sunday evening fellowships consist of relaxed fellowship while offering teaching about relevant Biblical, doctrinal, and social issues that may be affecting their individual lives so �that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting� Eph. 4:14 NKJV.
Regular Mid-Week Activities
1st Wednesday of each month: Titus 2 Ladies Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. Our women meet this night to develop godly character in accordance with Eph. 5:22-24, Titus 2:3-5 and 1 Tim. 3:11.
2nd Wednesday of each month: Prayer Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. Our congregation meets this night to pray for the persecuted church, for biblically faithful missionaries, for pressing needs in our church body, and for our nation.
3rd Wednesday of each month: Men's Discipleship/Leadership Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. Our men meet this night to develop godly character in accordance with Deut. 6:4-7; Eph. 5:25-33, 6:4; and 1 Tim. 2:8.
4th Wednesday of each month: Foundations Classes @ 6:30 p.m. Our congregation meets this night for an in-depth biblical analysis of doctrinal, theological, and philosophical issues that are impacting biblical Christianity.
If a 5th Wednesday exists in the month: no meeting (Family Night with your Family)
With an emphasis on discipleship and evangelism we fulfill part of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) and keep the church body strong by nourishing it with the Word of God (Matt. 4:4). The fellowship provided during discipleship also provides accountability amongst ourselves as a congregation, and allows for prayer requests to be made known to the congregation (Phil. 4:6-7). All in all, we seek to glorify God alone through all we do at Shepherd's Fellowship of Greensboro and we hope that those who read this will lift us up in prayer to our dear Lord (1 Cor. 10:31). We look forward to worshipping King Jesus with you!