What To Expect on Sunday Morning

Independence Reformed Bible Church is not like the typical American church. We eschew pietistic artificiality. Instead, we revel in genuine fellowship and down-to-earth application of the Law-Word of God to every area of life – from the husband’s role in the home to the magistrate’s role in the civil sphere.

When you visit our church on Sunday morning, you can expect an atmosphere where you will feel like you’re among a group of spiritual warriors gathering for edification, not a group of pietists given over to retreatism.

Our services begin with Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. where you can deepen your understanding of the Bible and its application to culture. Past Sunday School series have included deep dives into the following, all from a biblical perspective: the French Revolution, business, English history, and creationism.

Our main service begins at 10:15 a.m. and typically lasts for about an hour and a half. During the service, you can expect to sing a mix of psalms and hymns, recite the Nicene Creed, hear Scripture, and listen to the preached Word. Our preaching is Reformed in theology, with a special focus on the application of the Bible to all of life. We do not shy away from calling out the sins of the culture or the sins that tempt us. We have a family-integrated service, which means that you can expect to see (and hear) lots of little children. We view children as a blessing to be embraced, not a nuisance. We currently meet in a gym, but we have no problem with that — the early Christians sometimes met in caves. We believe that the most important thing is not the location, but the community of believers who gather together to glorify Christ and edify one another. Our services might not have a “high church” feel, but we serve the High King, and are committed to applying His Word every day of the week. On the Lord’s Day, we get to gather together and encourage one another in that mission.

We end each service by singing the following words together: Christ shall have dominion over land and sea, earth’s remotest regions shall his kingdom be.