What to expect when visiting Sidney Assembly of God
Variety … that’s what you’ll find when you visit our services. But one thing you should expect is a personal, uplifting worship experience. Our services are geared for participation. We typically worship as we live, with enthusiasm.
Bible Classes for all Ages
Personalized classes divided by age, grade and interests serve individuals from infants through senior adults. We offer Sunday School on Sundays at 9:30am, and Midweek activities on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Visit our Ministry Opportunities page to find out more.
Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers. This loving, comfortable atmosphere helps show children at the earliest ages that church is a good place to be. Child care also frees parents for worship and reduces distractions. Available during Sunday School at 9:30am, Sunday Service at 11:00am and Wednesdays at 6:30pm
A special time in the service is devoted to prayer. Attendees will be invited forward to be anointed with oil (James 5:13-16) and/or have the ministers, leaders or other believers lay hands on them and pray (Mark 16:18) with them for special needs. During this time the worship band continues to play, while the congregation prays and worships along.
During the service, tithes and offerings will be received. More than a collection to pay church bills, this too is worship.
Our members feel giving the tithe (the first tenth of income) and offerings declares that God comes first. It recognizes His blessing, expresses faith and seeks His guidance in every matter in life.
The ministries of the local church and globe-encircling work of the Assemblies of God are supported solely by free-will giving. However, visitors need not feel obligated to give.
Service begins with worship through music. Expect to hear keyboard, guitar, and drums. We play a variety of music including contemporary worship styles. Music will include both congregational and special ministries — solos, duets, ensembles, instrumentals. Assemblies of God churches make music more than a performance; it’s the music of worship.
The climax of the service comes with the preaching of God’s Word, the Bible, and an invitation for hearers to respond. The messages are fervent, inspiring and practical.
Pastor may close with an invitation for those who need forgiveness in their lives to come forward and accept Christ as Savior. Those who feel a need to rededicate their lives to Christ or to pray about other concerns are also invited to come. Believers are urged to ask God for the baptism in the Holy Spirit to further empower them for Christian service. Often everyone is invited to come pray during the altar service.
Deep emotion and excitement may or may not be demonstrated at the altars, but everyone who calls on God in faith receives something.
If you’ve wondered what a Pentecostal service is like, we invite you to observe and experience God’s joy and peace that defy description. And when you visit again, come expecting. Expect a move of God not only in the service, but also in your life. We think you’ll agree that the comfort, help and strength He gives are better experienced than explained.