Services - What to Expect
Sunday Morning Service
Here is a rundown of things we do during a typical Sunday morning worship service.
We worship in a room referred to as the auditorium. There are no reserved seats. Currently, you can expect between 250 to 300 of us meeting with you. There are restrooms at the back of the auditorium (which faces Dickerson Road) to your right. For the convenience of adults with children who need special attention, there is a "nursery".
We love to sing! We sing songs of glory and honor to God and His Son Jesus Christ, and songs of encouragement to each other. We are currently using the songbook titled Songs For Worship And Praise. This book contains many favorite songs as well as newer songs. We use a projection screen to display all of the words and music. If you have trouble seeing the screen, the songbooks are in the racks where you sit. Feel free to use them. You are welcome to join in the song service with us or just sit back and listen.
We, as a church, believe in the power of prayer and we pray for specific needs and requests of your members and guest. We will have several public prayers during our service, led by men. Again, you will not be required or asked to do anything.
Lord's Supper (Communion)
We observe this memorial every Sunday. The Lord's Supper is a way of remembering the sacrifice Jesus has made on our behalf. During this time, plates containing pieces of unleavened bread will be passed throughout the congregation. The bread symbolizes the body of Jesus. Each participant will break off a piece of the bread and eat it; spending a moment remembering Jesus. They will also pass trays filled with small cups. The cups will contain grape juice, symbolizing the blood of Jesus, and participants spend meditative time remembering that our sins have been forgiven. Once again, with the exception of passing the tray as it comes down your row, you are not required to participate. At some time, you may want more explanation concerning the Lords Supper. At the conclusion of our 6pm service, the Lord's Supper is available for those who were unable to take it in the morning. During the closing song there will be men available to show you were to go for you to be able to take the Lord's Supper.
While we have special services or guest speakers periodically, we have a time after the communion that is dedicated to teaching and preaching. Charles Baugh witnesses through his life and teaching as the preacher for Goodlettsville Church of Christ and has served in the capacity for over 20 years. Charles is an open and honest lover of God, and teacher of God's word who seeks to become more like Jesus every day, and believes that this is the best possible life for you.
Invitation to Respond
Inviting worshippers to take their "next step" towards Jesus is a part of every service. Don't feel ill-at-ease during the invitation; you will not be singled out in any way. At the close of the lesson, the speaker will encourage those who wish to respond publicly to come to the front of the auditorium while the congregation sings. This is completely voluntary. Some may respond for baptism, some to confess sins, some to ask for prayer for a specific need or to share some special gratitude or praise. Some may come to say they want to join this church family. If anyone responds for baptism, you will get to witness the baptism during the service.
Before the Sunday morning service, we have Bible classes for every age group. Our class time starts at 9:00 and ends approximately at 9:45. The worship service starts at 10:00 and ends at 11:00. Please visit our Bible Classes page for more information and class locations. We also have classes on Sunday night for various ages as well as a Ladies Bible Class that meets at 10am on Thursday mornings.
Sunday Evening Service
Our evening service begins at 6:00 and meets in the Multipurpose Room. This service lasts for one hour. This is an excellent time to become better acquainted with the folks at Goodlettsville. We have a class on Sunday evenings for 3rd grade and up that meets in room 19. The nursery is also available during this time. We also have classes that meet throughout the building that are discussion based. (Classes other than the youth class will be in the MPR until a future date.)
Wednesday - Mid-Week Devotional & Bible Class
This service begins around 6:30 and lasts about 15 minutes. We offer Bible classes for all ages. They begin 6:45 and end at 7:30. See our Bible classes page for more information and class locations. We offer a mid-week devotional service that takes place in the auditorium.