What to Expect

Sundays at Southwest are warm and casual. We always seek to be reverent as we worship God. When you visit our Sunday services, you can expect to find a service that adheres to the teachings of the New Testament. When we assemble on every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7Revelation 1:10), which is Sunday, we will worship God by:
• Praying
• Singing
• Taking Communion
• Giving
• Preaching

If you looked through “our beliefs” page or viewed some of our photos, you may have noticed some things that look different than what you have experienced before in a worship assembly. Here is an explanation on God’s expectations for singing…

  • Our singing is “acapella,” which simply means “without instrumental accompaniment.” Since the earliest Christians worshipped this way, and since the New Testament only mentions worshiping with our voices, we choose to just sing. We think there’s beauty in the simplicity and high level of participation that acapella music brings about. (Ephesians 5:19Colossians 3:16)
  • If you’re new to faith and don’t feel comfortable singing yet, no worries. Feel free to listen as we sing to our Great God, and try to focus on the words and what they mean.

Every Sunday, our members remember Christ’s death by eating unleavened bread and drinking fruit of the vine (Acts 20:7). We sit quietly for a few minutes and reflect on how wonderful it is that God loved us enough to give his own Son for us!

Our members contribute weekly/monthly to the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:2). We do not ask or expect our guests to give anything in the offering.

We will enjoy a Bible lesson that lasts about 25-30 minutes (Acts 2:42Romans 10:14). On most Sundays, our preaching minister presents these lessons, though occasionally a guest speaker will guide our thoughts. 

If there’s still a question you have, or if we can offer any other additional help please feel free to reach out!