Where are you located?
We are conveniently located in downtown Essex, ON just off of Highway 3. Our church building is centrally located within Windsor-Essex County; we are a short 15-20 minute drive from Windsor, Lasalle, Tecumseh, Belle River, and Kingsville. We have families in our church from many towns in the area.
What should I expect when I attend?
Learn the Bible (2 Timothy 3:15): The Bible makes us “wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.” Therefore, as a church, we are committed to studying and knowing God’s Word in our times together.
Experience God (Genesis 28:17): The Bible is not just a set of facts to learn and master. Instead, the Bible describes a God with whom we can have a relationship. We want the truths we learn about in Scripture to become part of a living experience we have with God each time we come to church. We want to see God coming into our midst and working in our hearts through his word and the Holy Spirit so we leave saying “I met God today.” This experience convinces us that what we’re learning about God in the Bible is true.
Worship God according to the Scriptures (John 4:24): Throughout the Bible, God has revealed to us how we should worship him. In our time together, we seek to implement these Biblical patterns and understand what true worship is. As our hearts engage in worship, the Holy Spirit reveals God’s truth to us and shows us how we are to live our lives.See the Gospel lived out in one another’s lives (1 Corinthians 13): Throughout the week, whether at school, work, in our neighborhoods, or even at home, we’re surrounded by a world feeling the effects of sin. When we gather on Sundays, we come into an environment where the gospel, not sin, in the prominent thing. We seek to live out the Gospel in our marriages, our families, and in godly friendships, encouraging each other as we model our lives after Christ. When sin and conflict exists, we desire to work it out in love, according to the principles of God’s Word.
What are the services like?
In our time together, the Bible, God’s word, is central to all that we do. Our goal is to” read the Bible, sing the Bible, pray the Bible, and preach the Bible.”
We begin our Sundays together at 9:30 am with Sunday school classes for all ages. These classes are a time of learning and discipleship on a variety of topics. We are currently studying our church confession, The 1689 London Baptist Confession. At 10:30 am, we gather together for our main time of worship. We sing several hymns, read a psalm and a consecutive Scripture reading, pray, and hear a sermon from our pastor. The service lasts about 75 minutes.
We also gather on Wednesday night for prayer at 7:30 pm at the church, where we gather for a hymn and a brief devotional, followed by several sessions of prayer. Our first session focuses on missions and the needs of our church. For the second session, we pray for families in the church and individuals in need.
What about my kids?
We’d love for you to bring your kids with you! Our children are encouraged to attend the worship services so that they may learn what it means to worship God. We offer a nursery for children from birth to age 3. There is also a room available for nursing mothers and another space for families who need a little more room.