Interested in visiting a Sovereign Grace church? Here’s an overview of what you can expect.
In some things our churches vary widely. Some have more than 1,000 members, others have 20 or 30. Churches may meet in community centers, schools, movie theaters, or traditional church buildings. (One church in Wales even met in a castle for a few years.) They may be urban, suburban, or rural.
But here are a few things we all have in common:
- Doctrine in our churches is evangelical, Reformed, and charismatic.
- Preaching is usually expository: teaching through a section or a book of the Bible.
- Music is often contemporary, but you’ll hear hymns too. Songs tend to be doctrine-filled and frequently celebrate the cross of Christ. (For more about worship in Sovereign Grace churches, see the Worship Matters blog by Bob Kauflin, the director of Sovereign Grace Music.)
- Small groups are a facet of all Sovereign Grace churches. These groups may be organized by location, by season of life, or in some other way, but they are always intended to build community and foster growth in godliness. They’re where real life happens.
- And most important, a focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ is what all Sovereign Grace churches aim for. The good news that Christ died to save sinners is the main thing—something we intend to celebrate both now and for eternity.