What is the dress code at First Assembly?

We have no formal dress code.  We do require our leaders to dress professionally and make certain they are presenting themselves with excellence.  We desire for both men and women to dress modestly without offending one another.  Clothing selections can be stumbling blocks for some, so we encourage everyone to be comfortable and dress without the pressure of performance.

Why does the church play the music that it does?

Our church is multi-generational. We are a church that reaches out to those of no-faith, hurt faith, and great faith. We strive to have new songs blended with familiar songs of the Christianity to bring an atmosphere of worship that is fresh, exciting, and inviting to Gods Spirit.

As someone new to the church, are there expectations of me?

Our hope is that people would grow and thrive in a church relationship. If First Assembly is not “their church” then we want to help them find which one is. However, if God has led a person or family to First AG then we desire for them to plug in and get connected. Most of our members don’t bite, I promise. We would love for every person attending to plug in when they are ready.

How many times per month do you require people to be in church?

We encourage all people to make Sunday morning a priority but we understand there are certain things which hinder the ability for Sunday morning attendance. A person affirms their connection to a church through their attendance, giving and volunteering. It is imperative these three things be high on the priority list in order to honor God and be a part of the local church.

I’m divorced, is there a place for me at First Assembly?

Divorce is a tragic and horrible experience for any person who has had to experience it. Yet, those divorced are not exempt from forgiveness, grace, salvation, and righteousness. A divorced person will be discipled and promoted within First Assembly like any other individual.

Who is teaching my children?

Each classroom is overseen by a teacher. The whole program is overseen by our Sunday School Superintendent Jeff Hutchison.  Teachers are mature, experienced volunteers in First Assembly. Each teacher has submitted to a background check. Our teachers are fun, caring and loving people who enjoy teaching children about Life and Jesus.

Where can I go with a new baby?  Am I allowed to bring my baby into the worship center?

YES YES YES! You are allowed to bring your new baby into the worship center. We are a family friendly church. Crying and rambunctious children will not offend or frustrate. We just ask that if the child needs extra attention that you discreetly head to the foyer for a few moments. We have a couch that is perfect for cool-down time and you can still hear the sermon.

Why do we have speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues in the church?

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good…to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.” (I Corinthians 12:7,10)

“Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers: prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.” (I Corinthians 14:22)

Why do we sing in tongues and in English?

“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.” (I Corinthians 14:14-15)

“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord..” (Ephesians 5:19)

Why do we stand to sing?

“…We will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us…then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with very loud voice.” (2 Chronicles 20:9,19)

Why do we lift our hands?

“I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” (Psalm 63:4)

“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.”(Psalm 134:2)

“I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.” (Psalm 143:6)

Why do we pray for the sick to be healed?

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them    pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith    shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up;” (James 5:14-15)

“And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages… they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.” (Mark 16:17-18)

 

Why do we shout unto God in worship?

“Shout with joy to God…” (Psalm 66:1)

“…Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” (Psalm 95:1)

“Shout for joy to the Lord…shout for joy before the Lord, the King.” (Psalm 98:4,6)

“Shout for joy to the Lord…” (Psalm 100:1)