Why Four Services?

We try to be intentional about what we do at TCBC. So why do we have four services? Ideally, to accomplish four different goals. Here’s the answer as we published it in yesterday’s bulletin:

1. EMM Fellowships* — Fellowship and Bible Interaction

2. Sunday AM — Worship and Bible Proclamation

3. Sunday PM — Testimony and Bible Instruction

4. Wednesday PM — Prayer and Bible Encouragement

Even if your church comes up with different answers to the question (or a different number of services, for that matter), giving the question some thought can only increase your effectiveness.

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* Note: Our “EMM Fellowships” are small groups which meet for an hour before our worship service (during the Sunday School hour) and at other times outside of normal services for fellowship. They’re typically are led by the elders of our church. They help provide a means for pursuing accountability, providing care, and building relationships. The EMM title is a perpetual reminder of our “Every Member Ministry” philosophy.

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3 Responses

  1. […] Chris Anderson provides a good example of how to be deliberate in planning each church service for specific biblical purposes. […]

  2. Chris, I really appreciate how the Word of God is so central to the ministry of TCBC. If only more churches were a bit more willing to keep Christ and His Word key to their ministries…..

  3. Thanks for the encouragement, Marc. Praise the Lord!

    All, we’re trying something new this summer. Our combined Weds PM study is going to focus on furthering, discussing, and applying the Sunday AM message. I’m excited to see how that goes.

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