What Can You Expect When You Visit?
Our church family strives to be a friendly place. You'll be greeted at the door and given information and directions. Please feel free to ask one of our members for directions to any part of our facility.
When you enter the auditorium feel free to take a seat wherever you wish. In our assemblies visitors are honored guests. We are delighted to welcome you by name if you’ll allow us. If you do not wish to be singled out individually as a visitor please let us know.
You will notice that our music is a blended combination of "a Capella" and instrumental. This means we sing both with and without the accompaniment of musical instruments. We hope you will find it comfortable to fully participate in our congregational singing. We use a large projection screen system which projects song lyrics. We hope you find our praise and worship to be beautiful and uplifting.
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ,
the Son of the living God."
“The Lord’s Supper” is included in our worship every Sunday. During this time, trays of unleavened bread (symbolizing the body of Jesus) and cups of grape juice (symbolizing the blood of Jesus) will be passed throughout the auditorium. Our Communion is open to all baptized believers, not just members of our local church. You do not have to participate in this celebration of what Jesus did for us on the cross. You are welcome to just pass the trays to the next person.
Trays will also be passed to collect a weekly financial offering to support the works of the church. As a guest, please do not feel obligated to make an offering.
Prayer and a Lesson from God’s Word
When you honor us with a visit you will hear spoken prayers and a lesson from God’s Word. We believe in the power of prayer and God’s Word, so these aspects will take up a considerable amount of our worship time. The lesson is normally 20-30 minutes long. We hope you find it refreshingly Bible-centered and applicable to your life.
At the close of the lesson, the minister will “extend an invitation.” He will encourage those who wish to ‘respond’ to come to the front of the auditorium while the congregation sings. At this time, if you need help spiritually in any way, please come forward. If you want help but do not wish to go forward during the invitation, please feel free to meet with any of the elders at the conclusion of our assembly. Any of our members can direct you to an Elder.
You may witness a baptism in our assembly. Baptisms are celebrated occasions at Jennings Church of Christ. The baptism will be by immersion in water to receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Baptisms do not always occur during the assembly. If you have questions about baptism, please contact one of our Elders or the Minister and they would be happy to discuss this with you.
What is Expected of You?
We hope that you will participate in the worship service. But don’t feel obligated. Just observe if that is your choice. You honor us with your presence when you visit. If you would, when you visit, fill out the visitor record on the weekly bulletin to make us aware of your visit. This simply provides information so that we can write, call or e-mail to thank you for your visit.
You may notice the Jennings Church of Christ family is made up of all ages of people; people loving God and serving others. There are many ministries which you may be involved in... including ministries to Children, Youth, Families, & Senior Adults.
Jennings Church of Christ
1812 N. Cutting Avenue
Jennings, LA 70546
Office: (337) 824-2527
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