Stop by our welcome center - serving coffee, tea and water every Sunday morning from 8:30 am through the end of the worship service.
Adult Bible Class (ABC)
How does God draw people to church?
Most people are drawn to church through friendships and grow in Christ likeness because of their friendships. Christian friendships are vital in coming to Christ, and essential to provide the accountability and discipleship necessary to grow in Christ likeness. The goal of our ABC’s is to knit a small group of believers into friends who study God’s Word together, pray together, praise together, encourage together, minister together, evangelize together, play together and in all of this grow together in their relationships with Jesus Christ.
Running concurrently with our ABC’s is:
- Sunday School classes for children ages 3 - Juniors in High School
- The goal of our Sunday school is to build foundations from the Word of God that will provide our children with an understanding of who God is, how to know Him personally and how to honor Him with their lives. There are currently 5 classes meeting, Senior High, Middle School, 4th-5th grades, 1st-3rd grades, preschool-Kindergarten. We also offer a staffed nursery during this hour.
- Scheduled as needed:
- Baptism classes
- Introduction to Tri-County Bible Church classes
- Parenting classes
- Fundamentals of the Faith classes (scheduled as needed)
What place does God hold in your life?
Worship actually could be rendered “worth-ship.” It is all about acknowledging the priceless worth of God and spending our energy and efforts on praising Him. Our Sunday morning goal is to join together the individual lives of worship we have been endeavoring to live through the week in a corporate celebration of God’s character and His Lordship in our lives. We seek to have a blended service that includes a variety of God centered music.
Lifeline seeks to instill in our teenagers an ongoing lifestyle of love and obedience to the Lord. It includes meaningful and fun mission trips, retreats, outreach and ministry activities that all direct the young person’s heart toward the Lord. Friendships are developed with teens and adults alike with the joint goal of growing together in the Lord. On Wednesdays, our Middle School and High School aged children join together for activity and music time, and then separate to study the living Word of God. At the end of the evening the teens split into small groups (Discipleship In Action or DIA groups) to pray, discuss the relevance of the lesson they have learned to their own lives, share what God has taught them in their personal study of God’s Word in the past week and to discuss issues of the past and present week in their lives that require practical application from God’s Word.
Wednesday’s are filled with jovial children, age 2 through 5th grade (see below), playing games, studying verses, and enjoying a Bible lesson together. The pursuit of Awana is spelled out through the acronym for Approved Workers are Not Ashamed. It springs from the content of II Timothy 2:15 “Be Diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” Our desire is to teach our children to be persistent in their goal to learn God’s truth from His Word and live by the truth they learn. This all begins with understanding the Good News that Jesus came to die for their sin and thus to make a relationship with him possible, and a joyful life lived out for His glory achievable. The children are broken into age appropriate groups to help them learn in a way understandable to them.
- Puggles - age 2 by August 1st (and potty trained)
- Cubbies - age 3 by August 1st (or 2 years prior to kindergarten)
- Sparkies - Kindergarten – 2nd grades
- Truth & Training - 3rd – 5th grades
Theme nights are common for AWANA and bring an added dimension of fun to each night. The Awana Grand Prix, where they race derby cars together, is an event that is enjoyed by the whole community.
Wednesday Night adult Bible Study
Call church office at 219.866.0432 to obtain schedule.
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near."
Hebrews 10:23-25 NASB